Oliver Anthony is having none of it.
The singer behind the left-field chart-topper “Wealthy Males North of Richmond” mentioned on social media that he has scrapped a September 27 live performance in Tennessee due to the excessive ticket costs.
“Cotton Eyed Joe has been cancelled,” he wrote this week on Fb, referring to the Knoxville venue he’d been set to play. “Finally, it’s my fault for not being extra immediately concerned with the venues who’ve reached out.”
Tickets to the present had been listed at $99, with a meet-and-greet for followers pegged at $199.
His put up adopted an earlier one wherein he wrote: “I apologize for the value at Cotton Eyed Joe. Have a pal of mine making an attempt to assist me ebook gigs. I informed him I don’t wish to do something that’s greater than $40 a ticket, ideally not more than $25 a chunk. These are imagined to be inexpensive exhibits. Please don’t pay $90 for a ticket. I’m going to work out the small print with him and if we’ve got to reschedule this occasion someplace else we are going to.”
No new live performance has been scheduled for September 27, however the singer has greater than a half-dozen dates booked into October.
“My plate has been full and I delegated the duty to another person to assist me ebook,” he wrote within the later Fb put up. “I’m not pointing fingers at Cotton Eyed Joe, I don’t know the place the miscommunication passed off. I’m simply upset seeing these costs. We’ll discover one other place in Knoxville space that may do $25 ticket and free meet and greet. I’ll work to get your tickets refunded from my very own funds if they’ll’t. It will by no means occur once more. Thanks to your persistence. I’m nonetheless studying how all of this works.
“Wealthy Males North of Richmond” grew to become viral sensation final month. After topping the Apple, Spotify and iTunes charts, the politically charged monitor made Billboard historical past final month by turning into the primary time that an artist with no prior chart data has debuted at No. 1 because the Scorching 100 started in 1958. The track simply fell out of the Prime 10 in its fourth chart week.
A farmer and former manufacturing unit employee from rural Virginia, Anthony’s track first gained consideration on social media with its lyrics together with, “Your greenback taxed to no finish ’reason behind wealthy males north of Richmond.”