Eric Church is making sure tickets to his The Outsiders World Tour are going to his fans. Tickets are selling fast for dates on the tour’s first leg with one of the hottest dates being the Target Center in Minneapolis on September 16. As of Friday morning, a limited number of tickets were available for seats directly behind the stage, deemed “The Choir Loft.” However, once Eric and his team learned 902 tickets to the show had been purchased by scalpers, they cancelled those orders and put them back into the system for sale Friday afternoon.
“A lot of acts just want to sell as many tickets as they can and they don’t care who they sell them to,” Eric said. “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.”
Eric has been vocal over the years about his feelings towards scalpers and has implemented processes to ensure tickets go to fans instead of scalpers and are valid. All tickets will be scrutinized to combat scalping in an effort to grant fans the best opportunity to see his show at the intended price.
Dwight Yoakam will join Eric on the tour as a special guest. Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark and rock band Halestorm will rotate as opening acts through the first leg. For tour dates and ticket information, visit www.ericchurch.com.