Drake’s ticket prices for his It’s All a Blur Tour with 21 Savage have spawned a class-action lawsuit against Ticketmaster.
According to the Toronto Star, a Montreal man has accused the ticketing giant of price gouging, claiming that after purchasing two “Official Platinum” seats for Drizzy’s July 14 show at Canada’s Bell Centre for $789.54 each, the price for the same seats plummeted to $350 the next day following the 6 God’s announcement of a second show.
The suit, which was filed by the law firm LPC Advocat Inc., claims that Ticketmaster “intentionally misleads consumers for their own financial gain.” The suit also alleges that the company was aware Drake would perform two nights in Montreal, but intentionally “concealed this information” to “squeeze” money out of fans.
However, LPC Advocat needs the suit to be approved by the Quebec Superior Court if it is to become a class-action complaint. If the motion succeeds, the suit will seek $300 in punitive damages for each customer who joins the suit, as well as compensatory damages aimed at covering “the difference between prices charged for ‘Official Platinum’ tickets and what their regular prices out to have been.”
STATEMENT FROM TICKETMASTER
“Ticketmaster unilaterally decides which tickets it advertises and sells as ‘Official Platinum’ based on a given event,” the suit reads. “The result is that most, if not all, of the tickets advertised and sold as ‘Official Platinum’ are neither ‘premium tickets’ nor ‘some of the best seats in the house’ and are, in fact, just regular tickets sold by Ticketmaster at an artificially inflated premium in bad faith.”
The suit comes after Drake added 14 more dates to his summer trek with 21 Savage due to high ticket demand.
DRAKE TOUR HISTORY
Drake has done many tours throughout his career. Some of his notable tours include:
- Club Paradise Tour (2012) – This was Drake’s second headlining tour and it included performances in North America and Europe.
- Would You Like a Tour? (2013-2014) – This was Drake’s third headlining tour and it supported his album “Nothing Was the Same.” It included performances in North America, Europe, and Australia.
- Jungle Tour (2015) – This was a mini-tour in support of Drake’s mixtape “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.” It included performances in North America.
- Summer Sixteen Tour (2016) – This was Drake’s fourth headlining tour and it supported his album “Views.” It included performances in North America and Europe.
- Boy Meets World Tour (2017) – This was Drake’s fifth headlining tour and it supported his album “More Life.” It included performances in Europe.
- Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour (2018) – This was Drake’s sixth headlining tour and it featured the hip-hop trio Migos as the opening act. It included performances in North America.
- Assassination Vacation Tour (2019) – This was Drake’s seventh headlining tour and it supported his album “Scorpion.” It included performances in Europe.
- Certified Lover Boy Tour (2021-2022) – This is Drake’s eighth headlining tour and it supports his album “Certified Lover Boy.” It includes performances in North America.