This isn’t the first time the “Rich Men North of Richmond” singer has switched things up. Oliver Anthony recently canceled his September 27th show at Cotton Eyed Joe in Knoxville, Tennessee, due to the overpriced tickets. He addressed the ticket prices in a video posted to social media promising his fans it would never happen again.
“Cotton Eyed Joe has been cancelled (sic). Ultimately, it’s my fault for not being more directly involved with the venues who have reached out. My plate has been full and I delegated the responsibility to someone else to help me book,” Anthony shared. “We will find another place in Knoxville area that can do $25 ticket and a free meet and greet. I will work to get your tickets refunded from my own budget if they can’t. This will never happen again. Thanks for your patience. I am still learning how all of this works,” the 31-year-old said. “My shows should never cost more than $40, ideally no more than $25.”
Oliver Anthony then rescheduled the concert for September 29th at the Knoxville Convention Center , but has had to change locations again due to the high demand for tickets.
“I was blown away at the demand for the Knoxville, TN show. Y’all sold out the entire convention center in two hours,” he shared in a post on Facebook.
The Smokies Stadium, formerly known as Smokies Park, is a baseball stadium that seats 6,412 people. The stadium is located in a town adjacent to the popular tourist towns of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, and is the home of the Tennessee Smokies baseball team of the Southern League.
Anthony rose to fame in August when his political song, “Rich Men North of Richmond,” made its way to No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Oliver Anthony is the first artist in history to debut a song at No.1 on the Billboard charts without having any songs previously on the charts.