Sturgill Simpson is fighting back against ticket scalpers to ensure tickets for his shows go directly to his fans.
Simpson posted the following post to Facebook: “We are working on an experimental ticketing system that will (HOPEFULLY) prevent scalpers/bots from ruining the live music experience for everyone,” he writes. “It infuriates me to see so many people who have supported us from day one being shut out from the opportunity to come to our show for a price I designate. I know exactly who I work for and my tickets will always be affordable and no amount of trophy’s [sic] in the world will ever change that.”
Eric Church canceled 25,000 tickets bought by scalpers for his shows last month.