Move aside, Taylor Swift, because apparently, there’s a star causing chaos on Ticketmaster these days.
His name is Matt Rife, the 27-year-old comedian and actor has self-produced two of his own comedy specials, Only Fans and Matthew Steven Rife, before reaching viral fame that’s led to broken-hearted fans unable to procure tickets to his latest world tour, ProbleMATTic.
Since then, he had a short co-hosting stint on MTV’s TRL reboot and appeared on the network’s competition reality show, The Challenge. He also dated actress Kate Beckinsale in 2017 but hasn’t been publicly linked romantically with anyone else since then.
On TikTok alone, he has 14.4 million followers and has been growing a devoted fan base for the last couple of years.
“Matt NEVER MISSES!!!” commented Beachbody star @shaunt on a Rife post.
Slate reported that there had been multiple glitches with the Ticketmaster site that have resulted in problems getting sales, prices skyrocketing, and even Rife himself contributing to the chaos by posting his presale codes so early that it caused a queue of over 2,000 people.
The Ticketmaster drama has contributed to his growing popularity as Twitter users who had never previously heard of him became curious after seeing complaints about getting tickets.
I have quite literally never heard of Matt Rife in my life and suddenly every single person I know is trying to get tickets to see him. I feel like I’m in a twilight zone.
— Andrew (@andrewsfancyhuh) June 6, 2023
what’s a matt rife and why is everyone suddenly obsessed ???
— tori (@torixbraves) June 6, 2023
Who is Matt Rife and why is everyone wanting tickets?
— 🧡Heat-her🤍🌻🐢🐝 (@MissMarie_84) June 6, 2023
Rife’s website shows that all shows through the summer are sold out, although some new tickets may be available starting in September.
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