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Eric Church Cracks Down On the Bad Guys

by Vanessa Ryan

If you've ever tried to purchase tickets to a concert you may have experienced how frustrating it is to get good seats because of scalpers.

Good news for Eric Church fans!

Eric is battling ticket scalping on his upcoming tour, including canceling orders for almost 1,000 tickets apparently purchased for resale to his Sept. 16 show in Minneapolis.

More than 14,000 tickets have been sold for the concert at Target Center. As of Friday morning, the only remaining seats were located in the upper levels directly behind the stage.

After determining that 902 of the tickets were identified as being purchased by scalpers who were in violation of the sales limits of the show, those tickets are being canceled and were re-available for sale (Friday).

Eric says,"A lot of acts just want to sell as many tickets as they can, and they don't care who they sell them to. 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 Church's tour , which features special guest Dwight Yoakam, kicks off Sept. 11 in Bossier City, La. Opening acts for individual dates of the first leg of the tour include Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark and Halestorm.