Luke Combs Feels ‘Weird’ Asking Fans To Pay To Meet Him
Luke Combs has meet-and-greet opportunities at his many concerts, including his current stadium tour. But fans don’t have to pay to meet him in person.
Luke tries to keep his ticket prices low. His tickets are an average of $88. He always has a section of $25 tickets at each show. He also has free pre-parties and tailgates at the majority of his stadium shows. Through his Bootleggers fan club, one of the advantages is the VIB (Very Important Bootlegger) meet-and-greet giveaway, which is free and is the only VIP offering on his tours.
Combs told Billboard, “I’ve always just felt really weird about, like, charging people to meet me. Maybe that’s just me feeling like, ‘Well, it’s not worth it.'” He added, “I just want to meet people who came to the show, whether it’s their first show or their 50th show. It’s like people who would have never gotten the chance to meet me or could never have afforded it. Because I couldn’t have afforded that growing up.”
Money is not his main goal, and he wants his followers to know that. He explained, “I always want my fans to understand that I’ve never made any decisions based on how much money I can get out of them. It already costs so much to do anything, right? I want them to love the music and feel like they saw a great show that someone put a lot of thought into and did it at a price that was affordable to them.”
The Bootlegger’s exclusive VIB meet-and-greet winners are chosen randomly, selecting 25 fans per show via a lottery system on Combs’ official website.
Combs recently (3/25) kicked off his 2023 World Tour with a stadium show near Dallas, Texas. He posted several images of the big night, including shots of him performing with Lainey Wilson and Riley Green.
Luke captioned the photo dump on Instagram, “Don’t mess with Texas T-shirt… Arlington, TX – thank you for helping us kick off the World Tour! What a night!!”
See that post here.