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Petty seats canceled after scalpers' scam
Charleston Post and CourierĀ - May 10, 2006

Fans who bought tickets from an online broker for June 26-27 concerts by Tom Petty with Pearl Jam may find themselves without seats.

Petty's management and Ticketmaster have canceled about 460 seats for the St. Paul, Minn., shows that had been set aside for fan club members but showed up on the Internet being resold at a higher price.

Petty's manager says the tickets will be offered once again to fan club members under more strict guidelines. Those who buy the tickets will have to show a photo ID to pick up the tickets on the night of the concert.

Scalpers apparently joined Petty's fan club to buy tickets and resell them at a higher price. That practice violates the club's terms and Minnesota law.