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Eric Church fights scalpers, cancels 902 Minneapolis concert tickets

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Country music superstar Eric Church is taking on ticket scalpers, canceling hundreds of tickets for his Minneapolis show after learning they were being resold by brokers for as much as $847.

Church's management found 902 of the tickets for his Sept. 16 Target Center concert were bought by scalpers in violation of the sales limits of the show. Those tickets have been canceled and put back on sale on Friday.

"A lot of acts just want to sell as many tickets as they can, and they don't care who they sell them to," Church told CMT. "I want my fans to be the ones who buy tickets to my shows, and I want scalpers to back off. I can't stop ticket scalpers completely, but I can definitely make it harder for them."

Eric Church's tour featuring Dwight Yoakam, kicks off Sept. 11 in Louisiana.

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