Eric Church Cancels Thousands of Scalped 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.
Almost 2k more scalper tickets were cancelled today! These great seats are back on sale tomorrow at noon local time for these shows. pic.twitter.com/58VsmMGjCh
— Eric Church (@ericchurch) January 5, 2017
We identified a thousand tickets that were bought by scalpers- back on sale today,10 am local time for Brooklyn, Boston, and Sioux Falls.
— Eric Church (@ericchurch) December 29, 2016
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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