Chris Tomlin and Hillsong United Tour Remove VIP Ticket Option After Criticism Over Its ‘Celebrity-Style Commercialized Worship’

Following scrutiny from online critics, Hillsong United and Chris Tomlin eliminated the “VIP” ticket option from their upcoming United States concert tour.

The “Tomlin United Tour” concert tickets, which went on sale Oct. 22, no longer include a VIP option that allowed buyers to walk on stage with the artists and take pictures in a catwalk-style photoshoot. The VIP ticket option also allowed buyers to receive premium seats, exclusive gifts and meet-and-greets.

However, the inclusion of a staged catwalk for the artists and their fan base took things a step too far, according to online critics, who said that Hillsong United and Tomlin were engaging in “celebrity-style commercialized worship.”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post, Nicole Alcindor