Incidents of tickets to high-profile gigs being resold at sky-high prices is nothing new. It’s no surprise to find tix to a sold-out event being auctioned on eBay for up to $1,000 while they were originally availed for a low as $30. But Chance the Rapper is taking on unscrupulous resellers single-handedly. Following the successful release of his latest mixtape ‘Coloring Book’, the Chicago MC invited fans to a series of shows on the Magnificent Color Tour. His hometown was deliberately left out of the scheduled tour dates so that they could get a one-day festival instead. The Magnificent Coloring Day Music Festival, held on September 24, would be Chano’s special treat for his city of birth. Besides watching their beloved son run through his catalog of hits live onstage, Chicagoans would be entertained by industry heavy-hitters including Alicia Keys, John Legend, Tyler the Creator, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Skrillex and Lil Uzi Vert.
However, thanks to profiteering ticket-mongers, many genuine music lovers and Chance fans will be priced out of tickets to the event. But not if Chancelot has anything to do with it. He tweeted on Friday to inform his followers that he has taken back almost 2,000 tickets from the so-called ‘scalpers’ and converted into hard copy. The tweet had a picture of these tickets, all for only floor seats, attached.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) September 9, 2016
Naturally, Chance has been showered with praise by his fans for coming to their rescue. There have also been a gazillion of requests for tickets in the comments section of the tweet. This is not the first time Chance the Rapper has proved himself a man of the people, especially to fellow Windy City residents. He’s raised money for homeless people, raised money for Chi City schools, held star-studded ‘Open Mike’ events and set up a recording studio in his former school. Let’s not forget all the free music he’s blessed us with.
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