"Rich Men north of Richmond" Singer cancels the price on price tickets

Oliver Anthony canceled a show in Knoxville and shared a plan for his future concerts.


Last month, country singer Oliver Anthony Marked unexpected success when his song "Rich Men North of Richmond" has become viral. The song made its debut at n ° 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, which meant that Anthony made the story as the first artist without previous history with the graphic to make his debut in the front row.

Anthony is currently on tour, but fans who hoped to see the 31 -year -old during one of his shows in Knoxville, Tennessee this month, are unlucky - at least for the moment.

The industry’s beginner recently announced that he had canceled a Knoxville show on too high ticket prices. Anthony explained that he did not mean that the show will be on sale with costly ticket prices associated with an even more expensive meeting and Greet. He also shared that he did not want his future shows to exceed a certain price limit.

Read the rest to find out more about Anthony, his concert cancellation and his controversial song.

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Anthony said he didn't know how much tickets would cost.

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In A video published on Instagram On September 11, Anthony said he had pulled his car on the side of the film's road, because "I'm upset at the moment". He continued: "Do not buy tickets on Cotton Eye Joe for $ 99 per song and safe, do not buy VIP passes for the whole [Expletive] price on which they survived."

Cotton Eye Joe is the name of Knoxville's place where Anthony had to play On September 27, as reported by Deadline.

Anthony continued by explaining that he has a friend who is a plumber who works as a reservation agent, and that the friend accepted the Cotton Eye Joe Show without knowing how the tickets would cost.

In legend, Anthony wrote: "Do not buy Joe tickets in cotton eyes at $ 90 or $ 200 for a meeting and a salvation. It is not acceptable ... bad communication with my booking shows Friends and me. My programs should never cost more than $ 40, ideally more than $ 25. Hell, on the 4 shows we have currently made, 2 of them were completely free. "

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He completely canceled the show.

Later, Anthony commented on his own post and wrote: "Cotton Eyed Joe was canceled. I'm really sorry for all this. I will do better next time. We are still learning." AE0FCC31AE342FD3A1346EBB1F342FCB

Anthony Posted another video Later, the same day he explained that he was swept away in the functioning of the tour, saying: "I feel like I was getting stuck by doing what I don't want to do in the first place."

The country's star wrote in the legend that he and Joey Davis , with whom he plays "," agree on a good model that we reserve for shows to move forward. "He explained:" The prices of $ 25 tickets on all the shows to come, excluding the two that we have already programmed (Poppy Mountain and stronger than life.) Meet and hi free to all shows . "

On His Facebook page , Anthony said he would find another site to play in Knoxville soon. In addition to the show that was to perform in Cotton Eye Joe, the musician already performs in Knoxville on September 29 at the Knoxville Convention Center. This show is exhausted, but Tickets cost $ 25 When they were available.

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Anthony's successful song targets politicians.

Oliver Anthony performing in Farmville, Virginia in August 2023
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"Rich Men North of Richmond" consists of being working class and targets politicians in Washington, D.C. - The city directly north of Richmond, Virginia. (Anthony comes from a rural area of the state.)

According to Variety The song was embraced by several far -right political figures , including the representative. Marjorie Taylor Greene and commentator Matt Walsh . The song was also part of the first republican presidential debate. As indicated by The Guardian ,, A song clip played And Fox News host Martha MacCallum When asked why the "song is hitting such a nerve in this country right now." Ron Desantis , the governor of Florida, replied that it is because "our country is in decline".

After the debate, Anthony surprised some fans with his reaction to the song used. On Facebook, he wrote “Rich Men north of Richmond concerns DC politicians belonging to companies on both sides. [Joe] Biden Most certainly a problem, the words do not strike exclusively Biden, it is larger and wider than that. It drops the system collectively. Including conservative polticans belonging to the [sic] company who were on stage that night. ""

The song is controversial.

Oliver Anthony in Farmville, Virginia in August 2023
Samuel Corum / Getty images

Apart from becoming a conservative anthem - which says that Anthony was not intention - the song is controversial for her references to well -being and the deceased sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein . A word that refers to people who benefit from social programs was criticized To promote this stereotype of the "queen of well-being" and to be fatphobe: "God, if you have 5 feet 3 and you are 300 pounds / taxes should not pay your bags of Fudge rounds."

Another lyrical can be seen as follows: "I want politicians to watch for minors / and not just minors on an island somewhere." The Guardian note that this is a " Reference to many conspiracy theories Surrounding the crimes and death of Jeffery Epstein. ""

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