KID ROCK TO TICKET SCALPERS:QUIT RIPPING OFF MY FANS
DETROIT ----An angry KidRock took to his website Tuesday to blast scalpers who sell tickets to his fans at inflated prices.
In the post titled: "Fans upset about Ford Field tickets and what not." The country rocker wrote I am a musician. I did not attend college, and barley made it out of high school. I try my hardest to keep my ticket prices low, THIS, I HAVE CONTROL OF.!! I cannot control nor do I understand how the fuck the scalpers and all the secondary websites and bullshit get them. IF I COULD CONFRONT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM FACE TO FACE I WOULD, AND IT WOULD NOT WORK OUT TO WELL FOR THEM I GAURANTEE ALL OF YOU. I hate them. I feel like someone is beating up a close friend or family member while I am chained to a chair.
He went on to say, “I have tried to ask my managers and people in the business to help me understand it, but it seems they don’t either.
The only way I know right now to stop it, is not to buy from these people, or wait until the last minute when they’re scared they can’t sell them and have to sell them cheap. I am not going to apologize for something I can’t control and if you want to hate or blame me for it, go for it. However, if you’re really pissed about it, research it and try to find out why it’s going on and let me know. A lot of us are trying to figure out a better way, trust me; the last thing I want is some bottom of the barrel lazy fuck that won’t get a real job ripping off my fans to get rich. And no, this post was not consulted with my managers or publicist, they would probably say not to post it, but that’s not how I do things. This is right from my computer to yours.
Kid Rock, whose real name is Bob Ritchie wrote he was thinking of closing his fan club because he doesn’t want fans to get the impression, he’s ripping them off, and he cannot stop the “bottom feeders” from joining.
In closing Ritchie wrote, “My main focus is always my son and then writing good songs, without those two things. Nothing is happening. I will keep my mind spinning trying to figure out a better way to get good tickets to my true fans.”