Ticket Scandal Causes Tyler Perry to End Tour of NEW Madea Stage Play
Tyler Perry announced on the Tom Joyner Morning Show that he is postponing his tour, "Tyler Perry's Madea Gets a Job", until he can gain a handle on ticket sales and reduce the extreme hike in prices caused by scalpers.
Tyler Perry stated:
"I’m so frustrated because I go through this all the time. I set the ticket prices at $25, $45, $65; nobody can get tickets for those prices. The bootleggers come they buy the tickets they mark them up; all the fees on top of the tickets are marked up.
…I don’t want people out there spending $150 per ticket. We’re postponing the tour. No matter how you set the prices they double or triple them no matter what you do! It was 8 weeks we were going to do on this leg of the tour so we had to take them down."
[Listen to the interview] from BlackAmericaWeb.com