With Lil Baby’s highly-anticipated It’s Only Us tour scheduled to begin next week, several dates have suddenly been canceled without explanation, with fans suspecting low ticket sales.
Lil Baby’s much-anticipated tour, It’s Only Us, is scheduled to begin next week in Houston, Texas, featuring a lineup of supporting acts including GloRilla, The Kid LAROI, Rylo Rodriguez, Gloss Up, and Hunxho. But suddenly, several dates are canceled without explanation.
Thus far, shows in Phoenix, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Denver, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Pittsburgh were canceled within the past week, with affected ticketholders not needing to do anything to receive their refunds.
Though no explanation for the cancelations has been given, many fans have speculated low ticket sales as the primary contributing factor. Some fans speculated that Lil Baby needed a more significant following to book an arena tour, leading to supply that far outweighed the demand.
An abundance of seats were seen going for high prices, a screenshot of which began making the rounds on Twitter, leading to a discussion about concert ticket accessibility. Studies show that ticket prices have nearly quadrupled from 1996 to 2019, with the average cheapest ticket price for a music-related show still going for almost $100.
This isn’t the first time Lil Baby’s success in the arena department has been up for discussion. In 2021, when Lil Baby hit the road with Lil Durk, Akademiks questioned the feasibility of a Lil Baby arena tour during an appearance on the Flagrant 2 podcast.
“Lil Baby’s trying to do arenas about 10,000 to 15,000,” said Akademiks. “They said his tour’s doing bad. You’ll never see him post that his tour is sold out; they said it’s not selling that much.”
Still, that tour proved to be financially successful, netting more than $15 million in ticket sales across 26 shows — and Lil Baby’s current tour still has a wealth of dates available despite the recent cancellations.