Drake Ticket Prices Spark Class Action Lawsuit Against Ticketmaster

Ticketing giant Ticketmaster is facing a class action lawsuit over allegedly price gauging tickets for Drake‘s upcoming tour.

Canadian law firm LPC Avocat Inc. has filed the lawsuit claiming that the ticketing company “intentionally misleads consumers for [its] own financial gain.”

According to the Toronto Star, LPC Avocat said that a Montreal man purchased two “Official Platinum” seats for Drake’s upcoming “It’s All A Blur” tour at the Bell Centre on July 14 for $789.54 each. The next day, Drake added a second show for July 15 and the same seats were available for more than $350 less.

“Ticketmaster unilaterally decides which tickets it advertises and sells as ‘Official Platinum’ based on a given event,” reads the application for the class action provided to the Star. “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 further alleges Ticketmaster knew Drake would perform two concerts in Montreal but “concealed this information” in order to “squeeze out” as much money as possible from fans buying tickets for the first show.

The class-action lawsuit needs to be approved by the Quebec Superior Court to proceed. The suit would be seeking $300 in punitive damages per customer who joins the suit and compensatory damages covering the difference between “Official Platinum” pricing and the regular cost for those seats.

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