Kid Rock slams scalpers on Web site

Nov. 30, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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DETROIT, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. recording star Kid Rock took to his Web site Tuesday to blast scalpers who sell tickets to his concerts at inflated prices.

The country rock singer posted the message online under the heading "Fans upset about Ford Field tickets and what not."

"I am a musician. I did not attend college and barley made it out of high school. I try my hardest to keep my ticket prices low, THIS I HAVE CONTROL OF.!! I can not control nor do i understand how the (expletive) the scalpers and all the secondary websites and (expletive) get them," Rock fumed. "IF I COULD CONFRONT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM FACE TO FACE I WOULD AND IT WOULD NOT WORK OUT TO WELL FOR THEM I GAURANTEE ALL OF YOU. I hate them, i feel like someone is beating up a close friend or family member while im chained to a chair."

He went on to say he has asked his managers and other people in the music business the best way to protect his fans from scalpers, but no one seems to have any answers.

"The only way i know right now to stop it is to not buy from these people or wait till the last minute when there scared they cant sell em and have to sell them cheap," he wrote. "I am not gonna apologize for something i cant control and if you wanna hate or blame me for it, go for it. But if your really pissed about it, research it and try to find out why its going on and let me know. alot of us are trying to figure out a better way, trust me, the last thing i want is some bottom of the barrel lazy (expletive) who wont get a real job ripping off my fans to get rich. And no, this post was not consulted w my mangers or publicist, they would probly say not to post it, but thats not how i do things. This is right from my computer to yours."

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