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Carrie Underwood Fan Alert: Upcoming CMA Songwriter Series Show to Use Restrictive Tickets
Today, the Fan Freedom Project (FFP) and Consumer Action warned country-music fans about restrictive ticketing policies in effect for the upcoming CMA Songwriter Series, featuring Carrie Underwood, at the Royale in Boston, MA, on July 31.
According to news reports, all tickets going on sale Friday, June 29 at 12:00pm will be “will-call only.” These restrictive tickets require all fans to present the credit card used to purchase the ticket and a valid photo ID at the venue in order to gain admittance and are non-transferable.
“Buyer beware!” warned FFP Consumer Advocate Elizabeth Owen. “If you are planning on buying tickets as a gift or on behalf of some friends, make sure you read the fine print: they may not be able to enter the arena without you or you might end up with a ticket you can’t give away.”
“We all have the right to purchase tickets as gifts for our kids and friends, and we should continue to be able to give away or resell our tickets if plans change at the last minute,” said Linda Sherry, Director of National Priorities at Consumer Action. “Anti-consumer policies like will-call-only ticketing strip fans of our freedom to give away, buy, or sell tickets.”
For more information about the 10 Ways Restrictive Tickets Are Bad for Fans, visit http://www.fanfreedom.org/the-issue/.