Eric Church Sticks It to Scalpers in Minneapolis

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Eric Church is one of the most popular touring artists in country music at present, and he’s now making a firm stand on the side of the ticket-buying fans for The Outsiders World Tour.

For Eric’s Sept. 16 tour stop at the Target Center in Minneapolis, he has canceled 902 tickets that were purchased by scalpers in violation of the show’s sales limits. Those tickets will be put back on sale at 5 p.m. CT today (April 25). More than 14,000 tickets have been sold for the Minneapolis show alone.

“A lot of acts just want to sell as many tickets as they can and they don't care who they sell them to,” said Eric in a release. “I want my fans to be the ones who buy tickets to my shows, and I want scalpers to back off. I can't stop ticket scalpers completely, but I can definitely make it harder for them.”

The Outsiders World Tour kicks off Sept. 11 in Bossier City, La., and features Dwight Yoakam supporting on all 31 dates, with a rotating opening lineup that includes Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark and Halestorm.

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