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Eric Church Cancels Thousands of Scalped Tickets

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images

When Eric Church hits the road on his 2017 Holdin’ My Own Tour, he has no plans to go easy on ticket scalpers. The tour begins on Friday, but this week he’s cancelled thousands of tickets.

The “Record Year” singer has been open on social media about his frustration surrounding scalpers, revealing in a Twitter post on Thursday (Jan. 5) that almost 2,000 scalped tickets in tour stops (including Philadelphia and Green Bay) have been cancelled. He made a similar announcement in a Tweet posted in late 2016 that roughly 1,000 tickets had been purchased by scalpers in Brooklyn, Boston and Sioux Falls, which have since been re-released at their standard rate.

This isn’t Church’s first fight with ticket scalpers. He battled the issue during his 2016 tour in support of his CMA Award-winning album, Mr. Misunderstood, putting thousands of previously scalped tickets for a show at Red Rocks back for resale at their standard price as a way to protect his fans from fraud. “Six words for you thugs: You will not win. I will,” Church threatened in a 2016 statement. The country star dealt with the same issue in 2014 when scalpers once again got a hold of thousands of tickets who were in violation of sales limits. He sent a similar message to the perpetrators, telling CMT that he was planning to “definitely make it harder” for scalpers to succeed.

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