Eric Church Cancels 25000 Scalped Tickets, Releases Them Back To Public

22 February, 2017, 01:00 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
  • Eric Church Strikes a Major Blow Against Ticket Scalpers

According to the Associated Press, the country star has cancelled 25,000 tickets that scalpers purchased to his spring Holdin' My Own Tour.

Church and his team have put special procedures in place to identify tickets purchased by scalpers, and this isn't the first time that he's canceled improper purchases and put those seats back on sale to legitimate fans at fair market prices, but it's certainly the biggest.

Spokane Arena officials said the tickets had got into the hands of scalpers.

Fans can buy re-released tickets to the remaining stops on his 60-city tour when they go on sale Tuesday at noon local time.

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In a report previous year, investigators in New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office cited a single broker that bought 1,012 tickets within one minute to a U2 concert at Madison Square Garden when they went on sale on December 8, 2014, despite the vendor's claim of a four-ticket limit.

Church's management team said they used a proprietary program to to go through purchases to make sure tickets were bought by actual concert goers. Church has already released some previously purchased tickets for his tour stops in Canada, which kick off February 28 in Ontario. Church, in the same release, was quoted as saying, "You come at us, we're going to go after you in return. Fans would have a strong case for contesting charges with their credit card company if they paid for something that the scalper didn't deliver". "Some of them don't feel the way I feel or are as passionate". At the end of the day that broker and one other had 15,000 tickets.

Church last performed in Reading in 2012. "All of this is fraud", he said about scalping bots (via Billboard).

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