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Oliver Anthony cancels concert over high ticket prices: ‘This will never happen again’

Written by on September 13, 2023

Oliver Anthony canceled his concert at Cotton Eyed Joe in Knoxville, Tennessee, over high ticket prices.

(Yahoo) – Oliver Anthony has canceled his show at Cotton Eyed Joe in Knoxville, Tennessee, due to high ticket prices.

“Cotton Eyed Joe has been cancelled (sic). Ultimately, it’s my fault for not being more directly involved with the venues who have reached out. My plate has been full and I delegated the responsibility to someone else to help me book,” the “Rich Men North of Richmond” singer told fans on Facebook Monday night. “I am not pointing fingers at Cotton Eyed Joe, I don’t know where the miscommunication took place. I’m just upset seeing those prices.”

He added: “We will find another place in Knoxville area that can do $25 ticket and free meet and greet. I will work to get your tickets refunded from my own budget if they can’t. This will never happen again. Thanks for your patience. I am still learning how all of this works.

Why did Oliver Anthony cancel his show at Cotton Eyed Joe?

Hours before canceling, the “Ain’t Gotta Dollar” singer told fans on social media not to buy tickets to his scheduled concert on Sept. 27 because they were $90 and $200 for a meet and greet. “That’s not acceptable,” he wrote on Instagram. “My shows should never cost more than $40, ideally no more than $25. Hell, out of the 4 shows we have currently done, 2 of them have been completely free.”

Anthony explained that he’s had his friend working as his booking agent and there was a miscommunication about how much his tickets should sell for.

“These are supposed to be affordable shows. Please don’t pay $90 for a ticket. I’m going to work out the details with him and if we have to reschedule this event somewhere else we will,” Anthony said in a post.

The country singer vowed to only do shows with $25 ticket prices and free meet and greets for future shows, excluding his upcoming appearances at festivals Poppy Mountain and Louder than Life.

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