Kip Moore Pens Heartfelt Letter About Ticket Prices and Scalpers
Kip Moore has taken the podium, opening up about something that really gets him riled: ticket scalpers. Moore posted a handwritten, very heartfelt letter on his Facebook page to let his fans know he's doing as much as he can to keep ticket prices low -- and tickets away from scalpers.
In his letter, posted Thursday (June 19), the singer is loud and clear about how he feels about it all. He wants his fans to know he understands how expensive tickets can be, so he's trying to keep them low for the those on a "strict budget."
Moore assures he's understood the "blue collar" lifestyle since his childhood, when he'd watch his dad work hard to make a living. "I watched my dad bust his ass for not a lot of money while supporting six kids until we were able to take care of ourselves," the singer writes.
He admits that even he lived paycheck to paycheck until he was 31 years old. "I know what it's like to live on a strict budget and wish you had funds to take your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife, friend, daughter, son, etc. to a show or a game but you just can't afford to," Moore continues.
Because of this, the red-hat singer has made his fall tour as affordable as possible, explaining that this is the first time he's ever been able to control how much one of his tickets cost.
"There are things in this world that piss me off that I know I’ll never be able to change, like s--- people in congress, mechanics that tell you your motor is blown when it's most likely a small problem," he says, "rising gas prices, selfies every 2 seconds, duck lip selfies, phones in general, paying $75 for a decent seat at a baseball game, people that b---- just to b---- and being politically correct, and the list goes on. But above all, the thing that
pisses me off the most is scalpers."
Moore says he's doing what he can to help solve the problem, but it's not easy. He advises fans to purchase their tickets as quickly as possible so they're not sold to those who jack them up.
But he also had a few words for the scalpers themselves.
"To those of you scalping ... I understand doing whatever you can to make a dollar," Moore relates. "I also understand there are ethical ways of making that dollar. Twist it however you want to make it seem what you’re doing is ok, but it’s not. I want to always keep prices low so don’t be a d---."
Well said, Kip Moore. Well said.