There’s talk, and then there’s action. Zach Bryan has made a lot of noise about how he’s tired of seeing his hard-working fans get filched by the ticketing monopoly that is TicketBastard, and promised a few weeks ago upon the release of his live Red Rocks album All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster that he would actively work to buck the system. Well now he’s laid out his plans, and the tour dates they will impact.
In a glorious fashion, Zach Bryan released a video Thursday (1-19) starring redneck comic Theo Von and his mullet, explaining how everything is going to go down. This includes that tickets will start at $40, and won’t be more expensive than $130 for the most premium seats. Service fees will only be between $10 to $20.
AXS is the company that will be facilitating the ticket sales, and no tickets will be able to be resold for profit. They also promise to scrub all sales from scalpers and bots through the process. If the purchaser needs to resell their tickets, they can only do so through the AXS system, and they can only be sold at the original ticket price. There will also be a 4-ticket limit for each individual purchase, and a 2-ticket limit at Red Rocks. Any tickets seen on any other platform should be considered fraudulent.
Though all of this is great, fans still need to understand that there will be a finite amount of tickets, and being able to purchase these tickets is not guaranteed. Registered fans will be randomly selected for the chance to purchase tickets to each show. If selected, they will begin receiving emails on February 13th with purchase information. Fans must register at www.axs.com/zachbryan for the opportunity to purchase tickets.
These rules only apply to Zach Bryan headlining shows that allow the AXS ticketing format, so a few venues will be excluded, as well as festival and rodeo appearances.
Looking over the dates, there are a lot of arenas on this tour, with Red Rocks being one of the smaller venues. If you wanted to see Zach Bryan in a smaller venue, you had your chance over the last few years. Now, supply is such that there’s no other choice, but these larger venues should allow for more fans to gain access to the Zach Bryan live experience.
Don’t be surprised if additional dates are added at certain venues if demand outpaces supply. This very well could happen, because Zach Bryan’s popularity only continues to increase.
A few weeks ago Zach Bryan reached another landmark as “Something In The Orange” officially became a #1 song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The track had hit #1 multiple times on the Country Top Streaming Songs previously. Then this week, “Something In The Orange” made its debut in the Top 10 of the all genre Billboard Hot 100. That’s right, Zach Bryan isn’t just one of the most popular artists in all of country, he’s now one of the most popular artists in all of music.
By implementing this ticketing plan, Zach Bryan is taking a leadership position in tackling the Ticketmaster monopoly. What he is doing is unprecedented, but fans should also understand that there may be some bumps in the road, and there’s still no guarantee they will get tickets. But clearly Zach Bryan isn’t just talking about taking on Ticketmaster, he’s trying to create a template that perhaps other artists in the future can also use to circumvent the monopoly.
See full list of tour dates below.
2023 Burn, Burn, Burn tour dates:
* Indicates Festival Dates – on sale now
*Apr 15 Georgetown, TX Two Step Inn Festival
May 10 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
May 12 Worcester, MA DCU Center
May 13 Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
May 15 Duluth, GA Gas South Arena
May 19 Houston, TX Toyota Center
May 20 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
May 23 Jacksonville, FL VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
May 24 N Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum
May 26 Albany, NY MVP Arena
May 28 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
May 31 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
June 02 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
*June 03 Lexington, KY Railbird Festival
June 23 New York, NY Forest Hills Stadium
June 26 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 27 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
*July 07 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
*July 13 Chicago, IL Windy City Smokeout
*July 14-16 Whitefish, MT Under The Big Sky Festival
*July 20-July 22 Cullman, AL Rock The South
*Aug 05 St. Charles, IA Hinterland Music Festival
Aug 07 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Aug 09 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Aug 11 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Aug 14 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Aug 17 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center
Aug 19 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
Aug 20 Bakersfield, CA Mechanics Bank Arena
Aug 21 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena
Aug 23 Los Angeles, CA Crypto.com Arena
Aug 25 Glendale, AZ Desert Diamond Arena
Aug 27 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
Aug 29 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Aug 30 Kansas City, MO T-Mobile Center