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Tickets for the Sunday performance have been listed on Craigslist,
Tickets were seen for as low as $250 and as high as $500.
‘Someone can resell that same ticket over and over again. Only the first scan will get in,’ a church spokesperson said in a statement, according to
People on social media have been trying to practice their own prosperity theology and resell tickets for Kanye West’s Sunday Service at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church
Tickets for the Sunday performance have been listed on Craigslist, Ebay, Twitter and other online market places
Kanye will be appearing at Osteen’s church twice, first at the 11am service when the pastor will interview about him about his journey to faith and how he has overcome adversity throughout his year.
He’ll return at 7pm to perform his Sunday Service show with the full choir and band.
The first 45,000 people to get tickets will be able to get into the concert for free, though the overwhelming demand temporarily overwhelmed Ticketmaster.
The first 45,000 people to get tickets will be able to get into the concert for free, though the overwhelming demand temporarily overwhelmed Ticketmaster
Tickets sold out after seven minutes but quickly sprung up on other websites
Some folks have asked for upwards of $500 for the hard to obtain tickets
The website went down for maintenance during a pre-sale Friday in which only a portion of the tickets were going on sale.
Many lucky ticket holders quickly listed the tickets online for hundreds of dollars each.
The venue only has seating for 16,800 people, but Kanye will perform in an overflow area that can accommodate many more.
The megachurch is home to televangelist Joel Osteen, who has courted controversy and even been labeled a heretic by some evangelical Christians for his adherence to prosperity theology, which states that material rewards are a sign of God’s approval of pious Christians.
On Friday, Kanye performed two private shows at the Harris County Jail in Houston, Texas , according to TMZ
Kanye set up the performance himself on Wednesday, according to law enforcement sources, and the jail may have piqued his interest because of its large religious program
However, the pastor disputed this and stated to the CBC that he believes health and strong personal relationship can be a reward for faithful followers, but not money.
Kanye has attracted his own share of criticism that his new religious phase is more about his own enrichment than a higher power.
Kanye set up the performance himself on Wednesday, according to law enforcement sources, and the jail may have piqued his interest because of its large religious program.