MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With Prince, first it was the Internet and its music streaming services. Now, Prince is taking on ticket resale websites.
On Friday morning, Ticketmaster UK announced sales for Prince’s Piano & A Microphone tour have been postponed.
Shortly after the announcement, Prince says secondary ticketing websites – or touts – are getting tickets before official sales begin and raise prices to “ridiculous amounts.”
Prince said it’s cheaper for European fans to travel to Minneapolis:
Now, Prince says the one option now is the old fashioned way:
To top it all off, Prince compared touts to scavengers.
Prince is scheduled to play at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Nov. 27, Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London on Nov. 29 and Birmingham Symphony Hall on Dec. 1. He’s expected to play two shows at each venue.