Kip Moore to Scalpers: ‘First Off, F–k You’
Kip Moore has some harsh words for the scalpers trying to profit off his fans. The country singer discovered that some people were taking advantage of the onsale opportunities for his fall tour dates and, in a now-deleted Instagram post, shared a pointed video message for those scalpers.
"I think there's always been s--tbags, I get it, but I know that now, with the technology we have, the s--tbags have increased," Moore begins his video message. To the scalpers, he says: "First off, f--k you. Second of all, we're gonna go in and we're gonna cancel your shit ... and we're gonna resell them back to the fans that want to be there.
"Stop being a s--tty human," Moore adds. "It's that simple."
Moore recently announced a new leg of his Room to Spare Acoustic Tour, as well as a win-your-way-in series of Bud Light Dive Bar Tour shows, set for the fall and mid-to-late August, respectively. He's previously been an outspoken opponent of scalping, writing an open letter on his Facebook page in 2014 and challenging them on Twitter that same year.
"I’m not making near as much as you think I am, and I am trying to make an affordable ticket, and then all of a sudden these scalpers find out it’s a hot show and that they're selling out fast, and they have ways and means with their computer systems to get tickets quicker than anybody else. And you are telling me that it’s okay, after all the work I’ve done over the years to finally get to this position, and I am fighting for these people, and it’s okay for some weasel behind a computer to get on there and take my $45 dollar ticket and turn around and sell it for $150? And do it that fast and buy up 20 tickets? You’re telling me that’s okay?" Moore argued on ESPN Radio in 2014. "If you’re telling me that’s okay, then I don’t feel like you stand for anything, man.”
Moore isn't the only country artist who's loudly voiced his anti-scalper opinions: Eric Church has long fought against scalpers, even employing a company to sort through ticket orders and cancel those from scalpers.
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