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Scalping scalpers, Eric Church releases great new seats to Boise concert

Country music singer Eric Church will return to Boise for a concert March 24 at Taco Bell Arena.
Country music singer Eric Church will return to Boise for a concert March 24 at Taco Bell Arena. AP

Country singer Eric Church is fed up with scalpers.

In a time-consuming, noble move that deserves praise and gratitude, Church has canceled more than 25,000 tickets purchased for this spring’s nationwide Holdin’ My Own Tour. The show rolls into Taco Bell Arena in Boise on Friday, March 24.

The seats — identified as scalper purchases — will become available for purchase at noon today on Ticketmaster. That means Church’s true fans will have a chance to score desirable tickets at face value. Hundreds of new tickets are being released in Boise.

“We’re getting better at identifying who the scalpers are,” Church told The Associated Press. “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.”

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