In social media posts last week, Anthony apologized for his concert at Cotton Eyed Joe being canceled. Anthony said he was livid when he saw the venue was charging $99 for tickets, plus another $199 for a meet-and-greet pass. “I had to pull off on the side of the road and make this video. My adrenaline’s pumping. I’m p*ssed off right now,” the singer said in a video posted to Instagram. “Don’t buy Cotton Eyed Joe tickets for $99 a piece and sure as hell don’t buy VIP passes for whatever bulls*** price they’re on,” he added. Anthony explained in a written post on Instagram that he never wanted tickets to his shows to cost more than $40, and ideally not more $25. In a Facebook post, Anthony added, “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.” The News Sentinel reported that Cotton Eyed Joe had written in a Facebook post — which is no longer available — that Anthony had agreed to play a 60-minute set at the Knoxville bar for $120,000. “We set the ticket price to break even,” the post stated. It wasn’t clear which side actually canceled the show.View this post on Instagram
“Rich Men North of Richmond” was the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 last month. As of Wednesday afternoon, it was No. 1 in the Apple iTunes ranking. Anthony obviously has many fans who like his music, and they no doubt love that he’s looking out for them when it comes to concert ticket prices. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
August 13th Morris Farm Market Currituck NC Free Admission Food and drinks available 1:30pm-2:30pm Many more shows to follow. Don’t stress it if it’s a long drive for you. I’ll be coming to your town soon. pic.twitter.com/Nz6ueTTMi4— Oliver Anthony (@AintGottaDollar) August 12, 2023