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Those $9.37 Kendrick Lamar Tickets Sold Out in an Hour

Update, May 23 12:56 p.m.: You guys move quick. We barely had a chance to tweet this story out before all the tickets were scooped up; they weren't joking when they said "limited tickets available."

Here's a statement from Doug Hall over at BBVA:

This is going to be a great show and we thought a $9.37 promotion with the BEAT was a great way to kick off the holiday weekend. Clearly, since the available ticket inventory went in a hour, we are thrilled that the customers responded.

If you're like me and you didn't get the chance to scoop up a ticket while they were on the cheap, regular price tickets are still available. Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

I don't want to be crass, so let me just say that 93.7 The Beat is not [redacted] around. It's one thing to book BBVA Compass Stadium's first concert. It's another to load it up with some major local talent - Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Trae tha Truth and Z-Ro - and serious national acts, including Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz, Future. But selling tickets to the show for $9.37 (plus services charges)? What kind of madness is this?

Well it's true; this weekend only, online only, and with limited tickets available, you can get your ticket to see some of the hottest MCs around for less than $10 (before service charges).

Personally speaking, I don't have a dog in the fight between The Beat and The Box, but there are two things I like in this world: deals on concert tickets and Kendrick's verse on "Fuckin' Problems." (It's not crass if it's a song title, in case you were wondering.) Putting the two of those together seems pretty sweet, and although I wasn't over the moon when I saw Kendrick a few months back, I respect that fact that he's a seriously talented artist. Not to mention, I'll always give props to a rapper who brings a real band on tour; nothing against a DJ, but I just like to feel the drums in my chest.

The only problem I see for The Beat is that this is going to be real tough to top. First the "Welcome to H-Town" show and now that? Very bold, but the only option after this is to go bigger and bolder. It'll be interesting to see what they have planned next.

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Cory Garcia is a Contributing Editor for the Houston Press. He once won an award for his writing, but he doesn't like to brag about it. If you're reading this sentence, odds are good it's because he wrote a concert review you don't like or he wanted to talk pro wrestling.
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