Zach Bryan and AEG doubtlessly face hundreds of thousands in fines for alleged violations of Virginia’s Ticket Resale Rights Act.
Nation singer Zach Bryan and occasion organizer AEG might face as a lot as $100 million in fines for disregarding the state of Virginia’s Ticket Resale Rights Act, handed in 2017. Bryan’s Burn, Burn, Burn Tour made headlines when tickets first went on sale after the singer ragged on Ticketmaster — then introduced he would bar all ticket resale or switch of tickets offered for the reveals.
Presumably, reveals in states like Colorado, Virginia, and New York, the place there are state legal guidelines in place making restrictions on bought tickets towards the legislation, wouldn’t enable a coverage like Bryan’s as a result of threat of large fines. However many studies surfaced from impacted clients for whom ticket switch was by no means activated for the present on the John Paul Jones Area in Charlottesville, Virginia, regardless of a web page on the venue’s web site explaining in any other case resulting from state legislation.
Handed in 2017, Virginia’s Ticket Resale Rights Act states clearly:
“No person who points tickets for admission to an occasion shall problem any such ticket solely by way of a supply technique that considerably prevents the purchaser of the ticket from lawfully reselling the ticket on the web ticketing platform of the ticket purchaser’s selection.”
Disregarding this state legislation might lead to penalties starting from $1,000-$5,000 for every violation. As John Paul Jones Area has a listed capability of 14,593, the fines for issuing that variety of tickets violating state legislation might vary from $14-72 million.
Fan complaints in regards to the switch restrictions surfaced on Fb, with some posts indicating that followers have been “pressured” to attend the present themselves after they had bought tickets for mates or household as a result of lack of ability to switch the tickets to these people. Others reported that ticket gross sales on resale platforms have been fulfilled by way of the vendor enabling entry to the account the place the tickets have been bought.