Eric Church Cancels 25,000 Tickets For Holdin’ My Own Tour

Eric Church. Photo: Jensen Sutta

Eric Church has canceled 25,000 tickets that were purchased by scalpers to his 60+ city Holdin’ My Own Tour, MusicRow has confirmed. More than 2,000 of those canceled tickets are for his Nashville shows on May 26-27.

Concerts affected include shows in all United States markets that remain on Church’s tour, with the exception of a Cincinnati, Ohio, concert slated for April 22.

The longtime advocate for fans against surged ticket scalping prices, Church launched the Holdin’ My Own Tour, Jan. 17 in Lincoln, Nebraska to feature two full concert sets each evening, with no opening acts.

Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets directly at ericchurch.com to ensure they are purchased at face value.

When Church and his team announced the Holdin’ My Own Tour, they also revealed the use of a proprietary technology that scrubs ticket purchases using up to 10 different data points and automatically flags orders made by scalpers, and allows ticket orders to be canceled at any time.

“In this era where growing inequality seems to be the norm, 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,” said John Peets, Church’s manager, said when announcing the tour. “It was important to us to invest time into evaluating and redesigning the ticket buying process and build the technology to level the playing field.”

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