Keith Hall Concert Sold Out
The Oct. 13 We're All for the Hall benefit concert in Nashville, starring Keith Urban, is a complete sell-out, due partially to ticket scalping.
Keith headlines the show, which also features Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean. The concert, set to take place at the Sommet Center in Nashville, benefits the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. And while Hall of Fame director Kyle Young is pleased with the sellout, he was somewhat disappointed to hear that scalpers had bought a good portion of the tickets and resold them at higher prices. The $25 general admission price was designed to make the concert affordable for fans in the current economy (ticket scalping is legal in the state of Tennessee). "Unfortunately, it's an all-too-common occurrence and is something that we can't control," Young told Nashville newspaper The Tennessean.
Keith's camp issued this statement: "We're thrilled with the support we've received from the fans and the artistic community for the 'We're All for the Hall' benefit. We priced tickets at 25 dollars to make the show as accessible to everyone as possible. The issue of ticket scalping cuts across all forms of entertainment and sports and is much bigger than this concert. It's unfortunate that others are choosing to make money from our efforts but we must remain focused on our stated mission and cannot involve ourselves in a ticket scalping debate or take time or attention away from our message."