Is the Clinton Speaking Tour Doomed? Ticket Prices for Next Show Plummet
Bill and Hillary Clinton are continuing their 13-city speaking tour in Texas this week, and tickets are selling for as low as $11.
The Daily Caller reports, “Seeing the duo at the Financial Centre in Sugar Land, Texas, on Dec. 4 runs anywhere from $11 to $80 depending on the seat quality. On resale sites, some sellers are asking for as much as $531 a ticket — although it’s unclear if they’ll be able to find a buyer at that price.”
Last week, at their Toronto event, the Clintons sold about 3,300 tickets in a venue that holds over 19,000 seats for hockey games. That means roughly 83% of the seats in were empty. That event saw some last minute tickets being sold for as little as $5.
Maureen Dowd paid $177 for a ticket to hear Bill & Hillary Clinton. If she had waited til day of the event, she could have gotten one for less than $10. That's how popular the tour is… https://t.co/UmWW1F4J6P
— Byron York (@ByronYork) December 2, 2018
The tour, titled, An Evening with the Clintons, will hit 13 cities between now and May of 2019. The paid speaking event is being promoted by Live Nation which describes the speaking tour as a “‘one-of-a-kind conversations with the two leaders as they tell their stories from some of the most impactful moments in modern history.” Live Nation says the tour “will feature joint on stage conversations with the two leaders sharing stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service, while also discussing issues of the day and looking towards the future.”