Report: Jay-Z's '4:44' Tour is Severely Underselling
Tickets prices for upcoming dates on the 4:44 tour are as low as $14 in some cities
4:44 may be Jay-Z‘s most critically-praised album in at least a decade, but the tour in support of the 2017 sneak-release doesn’t appear to be turning as many heads.
According to Digital Music News, ticket sales are shockingly low in many cities just days out from performances. On the day of last week’s performance in Anaheim, $11 tickets were the going rate for nose-bleed stubs (some finding tickets for as low as $6,) with attendees reporting near-empty stadiums upon arrival.
It’s not just past dates that are underselling; a quick scan of StubHub reveals after-market tickets for November dates are generally going for between $14 and $50, with plenty of tickets still available in nearly all sections for his pair of homecoming shows in Brooklyn at Barclay’s Center (see below.) Tickets for those shows are going for a minimum of $55 via StubHub and $101 on Ticketmaster.
The report also suggests that the TIDAL owner’s not-so-quiet war with TIDAL’s streaming competitors (Apple Music, but to a larger degree, Spotify) may be to blame, as buying tickets to the shows are proving to be as difficult as finding a legal copy of the album itself.
In any case, bargain-bin prices on seeing Hov live in Brooklyn is never a bad thing.