Eric Church coming to Amalie Arena

Eric Church performs at the 2016 Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Club on Friday, April 29, 2016, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Eric Church performs at the 2016 Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Club on Friday, April 29, 2016, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — Eric Church is bringing his 2017 “Holdin’ My Own Tour” to Tampa! He will be at the Amalie Arena May 4, 2017.

For the first time ever, Eric Church and his band will play two full sets with an intermission in between.

In an effort to ensure his core fans get great tickets at face value, Church is revamping the pre-sale and on-sale process to eliminate scalpers from the equation.

Church has secured a larger allotment of fan club tickets than in the past so Church Choir members will have much better success buying tickets in the pre-sale. The Church Choir pre-sale will be the ONLY pre-sale. There will be no venue, credit card or radio pre-sales. Church and his team developed a new fan club pre-sale system that allows them to remove scalpers from the pre-sale process before it even happens. Scalpers that are found to be gaming the system and posing as real fans won’t receive the buy link at all.

As on past tours, Church will continue to cancel any and all orders found to be made by scalpers. New for the Holdin’ My Own Tour, Church commissioned a proprietary technology that scrubs ticket purchases using up to 10 different data points and automatically flags orders made by scalpers. Orders may be cancelled at any time and without warning. Church cautions fans to stay away from the secondary market because it’s likely that tickets found there will be invalid by the time the show happens.

Finally, delivery of all ticket orders will be delayed until the days leading up to each show. Church hopes that this will make it impossible for scalpers to complete their transactions.

Tickets go on-sale Friday, September 30 at 10:00 AM at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

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