Eric Church Takes More Tickets From Scalpers, Gives Back To Fans
Eric Church continues on his quest to hit the scalpers where it hurts, and he's done it again, this time by canceling more than 25,000 of their tickets to his current Holdin' My Own tour. According to the AP, the tickets will be released today (Tuesday, February 21st) at noon local time for the remaining stops of the 60-city tour. Previously purchased tickets for his tour stops in Canada, which start on February 28th in Ontario, have already been released, and more tickets for his shows in Washington and Oregon will go on sale on February 27th.
Eric told the news service, "They buy thousands of tickets across the U.S., not just mine, and they end up making a fortune. They use fake credit cards, fake IDs. All of this is fraud . . . We're getting better at identifying who the scalpers are. Every artist can do this, but some of them don't. Some of them don't feel the way I feel or are as passionate."
The Holdin' My Own tour plays in Indianapolis on Thursday (February 23rd).
Little Big Town Top Country Charts With 'Better Man'
Little Big Town kick off release week of their new album, The Breaker, with a Number One hit. The album's debut release, "Better Man," tops the Billboard and MediaBase country airplay charts this week. It's the fastest-rising single of their career.
As group member Jimi Westbrook tells us, they immediately loved the universal appeal of "Better Man." "This song, first of all, I love the melody. The chorus just kind of soars when it comes in and it feels like one of those classic country melodies on a chorus that we just fell in love from the first time we heard it. The message, I think everybody can identify with the sentiment of this song. A lot of times in life, there’s a lot of things you have to walk away from that don’t necessarily feel like the greatest decision to have to make in your life, but sometimes you just know that it’s time to move on and no matter how hard that is, you just know that down in your heart that it’s time to do that. Those are very difficult decisions that we face sometimes in our lives, and I think this song talks about that beautifully." , the same day Little Big Town begins the first-ever residency at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
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