Multiplatinum artist Eric Church just terminated over 25,000 ticket purchases for his spring tour; is he crazy? Far from it! His latest move proves once again that no one has the fan’s backs like the, “Springsteen” singer does.
When scalpers recently bought up tens of thousands of tickets for his upcoming tour, Church put his foot down. According to the country sensation…
They buy thousands of tickets across the U.S., not just mine, and they end up making a fortune. They use fake credit cards, fake IDs. All of this is fraud.”
When a music fans buys a ticket from a scalper instead of a direct source, the resale price is greatly inflated; what Church did was ensure that fans get a fair purchase price.
Ticket scalpers have been an industry scourge since day one, but Church has been fighting against the practice for many years.
Previously Church has cancelled scalper tickets for a few individual shows, but his latest move is unprecedented. Church is in the middle of a 60-city tour.
Church, who won the Country Music Association album of the year for, “Mr. Misunderstood,” acknowledges that fighting back against scalpers is arduous, but believes it’s worth it for the fans’ sake.
We’re getting better at identifying who the scalpers are,” Church told the AP. “Every artist can do this, but some of them don’t. Some of them don’t feel the way I feel or are as passionate.”
According to Pollstar, Church’s current tour is among the top 10 global tours and ticket prices average a bit over $60.
The North Carolina native’s 2006 debut album, “Sinners Like Me,” garnered three singles on the Billboard country charts.
For all the latest information about Eric Church, including tour stops, visit his website ericchurch.com
Written by Tanya Clark