Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State and first lady, Hillary Clinton are primed up for the third stop on their 13-city paid speaking tour in Sugar Land, Texas, a suburb of Houston, but Houstonians might not be ready to see them.
The Daily Caller reported that while some early tickets sold for as much as $177, which is what The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd paid, the prices have since taken a sharp dive.
The event, which is being held at the Financial Center in Sugar Land on Dec. 4, is selling some tickets for as little as $11, days before the show.
The tickets go up to $80, depending on seating, however, there are resale sites that are asking as much as $531 for a ticket, according to the Caller. It’s still unclear if any tickets have been bought at that price, however.
During their first stop in Canada, the Democratic power couple failed to fill the event center, with some tickets selling for less than $5 U.S. according to the Daily Mail.
The first stop in the Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking tour had more open seats than a Marlins game in August. One ticket was going for $6.55 in the final minutes before the event and did not sell… pic.twitter.com/8U40rYsQhe
— Paul Sacca (@Paul_Sacca) November 28, 2018
Former first lady Michelle Obama’s book tour is a sharp contrast to the couple’s speaking engagements. Obama has enjoyed excellent ticket sales that range anywhere from $300-$2,500 in price.
During their first stop, the couple weighed in on a number of issues, including the current administration, according to the Daily Mail.
“The Clintons riffed on issues ranging from the U.S. elections to the Iran deal, the killing of Osama bin Laden, and the murder of Saudi dissident Khashoggi, and got a warm reception from the crowd as they jabbed at the Trump administration from north of the border.
“’What makes this so troubling is how much commercial interest both the president’s family and business and his son in law’s family and business have with the kingdom,’ said Hillary Clinton in one of a series of shots at President Trump, who defeated her in 2016.”