MINNEAPOLIS - Country star Eric Church is coming to town -- but he's taking extra lengths to ensure only his fans get tickets.
Church announced via press release that he'd be performing at the Target Center on Jan. 20, 2017. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. and thanks to a "revamp" of the pre-sale and on-sale ticket process, extra steps are being taken to eliminate scalpers from having access.
Church's manager, John Peets, said in the press release, "we wanted to do everything within our power to put the advantage back in the hands of true fans rather than those that take advantage of the system, and by extension our people."
As such, a large allotment of tickets will be available to fan club members during a pre-sale, which will also be the only pre-sale the show offers.
"Scalpers that are found to be gaming the system and posing as real fans won't receive the buy link at all," the release states.
As he's done with previous tours, anyone found to be scalping or ordering large amounts of tickets will have their orders canceled. New technology allows certain orders deemed suspicious to be flagged and investigated. They warn, "Orders may be canceled at any time and without warning." Fans should stay away from secondary market vendors, as those tickets could be marked invalid by the time the show happens.
Lastly, ticket delivery won't happen until the final days leading up to the show -- something Church hopes will make it harder for scalpers to complete their transactions.
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