Eric Church cancels 25k secondary market ticket orders on the tour and releases them back to the public

February 20, 2017

Standing behind his vow to put face-value tickets in fans’ hands, Church cancels 25,000+ secondary market ticket orders on the tour and releases them back to the public

After witnessing the three-hour, two-set marathon show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center merely weeks ago, Rolling Stone professed, “Eric Church sets the bar.” The exchange in energy with the audience and passion that fuels the man behind the CMA’s Album of the Year is an earned one after years of putting his fans first. Whether it is the dozens in attendance at his first performance in Bethel, New York or the 15,842 in attendance for last month’s breezy night in Brooklyn, it is that unrivaled dedication to surpassing their expectations that is driving another mission: ensuring fans’ hard-earned money is spent fairly on face-value tickets at each and every stop on his 60-plus city Holdin’ My Own Tour.

Throughout the Holdin’ My Own Tour, Eric and his team have systematically identified, cancelled and released tickets back to the public that were identified as scalper tickets. Already on the tour, Eric’s management team used a proprietary program to release thousands of tickets back to the public and fans in markets like Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Toronto, Vancouver and Boston. On Feb. 21 at noon local time, the team will release to the official ticketing website all tickets identified as scalper-purchased for the remaining markets back to the public. In addition, tickets for Canadian dates were released Thursday, Feb. 9, and tickets for the Tacoma, Portland and Cincinnati shows will release Monday, Feb. 27 at noon local time.

When Church surprise-released 2015’s Mr. Misunderstood, he did so by direct mailing more than 80,000 fans the music first. After taking 2016 off, outside of a few festival appearances, the demand for Church’s tour was palpable with scalpers recognizing the opportunity to take advantage of his fans. In return, Church cautions: “You come at us, we’re going to go after you in return. You come after our fans? Well, let’s just say we see you, we know how you are, and we’re coming for you with 10x the vengeance.”

Remaining 2017 Holdin’ My Own Tour dates are as follows:

Thursday, February 23: Indianapolis, Ind. Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Friday, February 24: Cleveland, Ohio. Quicken Loans Arena

Saturday, February 25: Auburn Hills, Mich. The Palace of Auburn Hills

Tuesday, February 28: London, ONT Budweiser Gardens

Thursday, March 2: Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre

Friday, March 3: Ottawa, ONT Canadian Tire Centre

Saturday, March 4: Montreal, QUE Bell Centre

Tuesday, March 7: Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre

Thursday, March 9: Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre

Friday, March 10: Edmonton, AB Northlands Coliseum

Saturday, March 11: Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome

Tuesday, March 14: Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

Thursday, March 16: Portland, Ore. Moda Center

Friday, March 17: Spokane, Wash. Spokane Arena

Saturday, March 18: Tacoma, Wash. Tacoma Dome

Wednesday, March 22: Bozeman, Mont. Brick Breeden Fieldhouse

Friday, March 24:Boise, Idaho. Taco Bell Arena

Saturday, March 25: Salt Lake City, Utah. Vivint Smart Home Arena

Tuesday, March 28: Phoenix, Ariz. Talking Stick Resort Arena

Thursday, March 30: Sacramento, Calif. Golden 1 Center

Friday, March 31: Los Angeles, Calif. STAPLES Center

Tuesday, April 4: Casper, Wyo. Casper Events Center

Wednesday, April 5: Denver, Colo. Pepsi Center

Friday, April 7: Wichita, Kan. INTRUST Bank Arena

Saturday, April 8: Omaha, Neb. CenturyLink Center Omaha

Wednesday, April 12: Moline, Ill. iWireless Center

Thursday, April 13: Rosemont, Ill. Allstate Arena

Friday, April 14: Milwaukee, Wis. BMO Harris Bradley Center

Thursday, April 20: Buffalo, N.Y. KeyBank Center

Friday, April 21: Pittsburgh, Pa. PPG Paints Arena

Saturday, April 22: Cincinnati, Ohio. U.S. Bank Arena

Thursday, April 27: Uncasville, Conn. Mohegan Sun Arena

Friday, April 28: Uncasville, Conn. Mohegan Sun Arena

Saturday, April 29: Manchester, N.H. SNHU Arena

Thursday, May 4: Tampa, Fla. Amalie Arena

Friday, May 5: Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Saturday, May 6: Greenville, S.C. Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Thursday, May 11: Grand Rapids, Mich. Van Andel Arena

Friday, May 12: Peoria, Ill. Peoria Civic Center

Saturday, May 13: St. Louis, Mo. Scottrade Center

Thursday, May 18: Reading, Pa. Santander Arena

Friday, May 19: Washington, D.C. Verizon Center

Saturday, May 20: Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Thursday, May 25: Louisville, Ky. KFC Yum! Arena

Friday, May 26: Nashville, Tenn. Bridgestone Arena

Saturday, May 27: Nashville, Tenn. Bridgestone Arena

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