Church adding to Red Rocks’ “riots, rock bans and redemption” reputation by waging war on scalpers 

Morrison, Colo. (Friday, March 11, 2016) — Eric Church is again taking
strong action to ensure his fans come first. Last November, he revealed
to the more than 80,000 members of the Church Choir that inspiration
had struck and resulted in his new album Mr. Misunderstood,
which he shared with them first and free of charge before putting it on
sale. That insistence that his fans come first now has the man Stereoum
dubbed “our greatest working rock star” standing up to scalpers in
light of recent on-sales for his back-to-back intimate engagements at
Red Rocks Amphitheater.

“I get asked all the time about my favorite venue, and I always answer
the same way. Red Rocks. When people ask why, I just smile and say, ‘you
must not have been there.’ It’s truly breathtaking,” the ACM
Entertainer of the Year nominee shares. “I’m honored to have two shows

Upon their normal review of the orders for the two nights, Church and
his team discovered that a total of 2,700 tickets were purchased by
known scalpers, including more than 750 tickets purchased by a
Texas-based scalper ring, all of which were cancelled. “I do want to add
a quick word about the scalpers,” Church insists. “I have never seen
more relentless, nefarious and frankly disgusting efforts to defraud the
fans and the general public. Six words for you thugs: You Will Not Win.
I Will.”

Q Prime South’s Fielding Logan has long spearheaded Church’s war on
scalpers noting, “On an ongoing basis, our team will continue to examine
ticket orders and cancel tickets purchased by scalpers.”

So when the more than 19,000 concert attendees arrive in Morrison,
Colorado and see “sold out” across its iconic marquee for two nights,
the Church Choir can feel confident that the Chief is doing everything
he can to help the fans in the fight against scalpers.

About Eric Church
The two-time Country Music Association and four-time Academy of Country
Music Award winner cemented his reputation as a maverick by releasing
his 2015 album Mr. Misunderstood as a surprise, delivering it
to fans before announcing its existence and putting it on sale. He is
rising up the country charts with “Record Year,” the second single,
which Rolling Stone dubbed “the most moving moment” on the widely lauded album.

The North Carolina native’s previous album, The Outsiders debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard
Top 200 Albums Chart and Top Country Albums Chart with the highest
debut and sales of any release in the format that year, making Church
2014’s top-selling country music artist. The album garnered GRAMMY, CMA
and ACM Album of the Year nominations and featured his No. 1 hits “Give
Me Back My Hometown” and “Talladega,” as well as multiple nominee “Like A
Wrecking Ball.”  The Outsiders was the follow-up to Church’s Platinum-certified CHIEF,
named the 2012 Album of the Year by both CMA and ACM, and
GRAMMY-nominated for Best Country Album. The LP featured five Top 20
singles: “Homeboy” (certified Platinum for sales in excess of 1
million); the Top 10 “Like Jesus Does” and the Top 5 “Creepin’” (both
certified Gold for sales in excess of 500,000); and two No. 1 hits
“Drink in My Hand” (certified Platinum) and “Springsteen” (certified
Double Platinum for sales in excess of 2 million singles). Church’s 2006
debut album, Sinners Like Me, and his sophomore album, Carolina, (2009) are both RIAA Gold certified.

Church heads into this year’s ACM Awards with a commanding six nominations, including Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Album (for Mr. Misunderstood),
Video (for “Mr. Misunderstood) and both Vocal Event and Song of the
Year (for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban). He will perform during “The
51st Academy of Country Music Awards” when it airs live from
the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Apr. 6, beginning at 8:00 PM
ET, on the CBS Television Network.

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