Eric Church has made it clear that he has no tolerance for ticket scalpers at his concerts.
Earlier this month, the “Mr. Misunderstood” singer announced two concert dates at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo. on Aug. 9 and 10. After conducting an investigation into the ticket sales for the sold-out shows, Church’s team discovered that 2,700 total seats had been bought by resellers, including 750 seats that had been purchased by a Texas-based scalping ring. At Church’s request, those ticket sales were immediately cancelled, which gave more fans a chance to claim those seats for the original standard price.
“On an ongoing basis, our team will continue to examine ticket orders and cancel tickets purchased by scalpers,” Fielding Logan, of Q Prime South, Church’s management company, said in a statement.
Church himself says he wanted to make a blunt statement to anyone planning on reselling tickets to his shows at insanely high prices.
“I do want to add a quick word about the scalpers,” Church said in a press release. “I have never seen more relentless, nefarious and frankly disgusting efforts to defraud the fans and the general public. Six words for you thugs: You will not win. I will.”