Sturgill Simpson / Tyler Childers Tour to Use Verified Tickets, Benefit Charity

Sturgill Simpson and Tyler Childers officially announced “A Good Look’n Tour” earlier this week, with 36 dates across North America starting in February (see below). And though tickets don’t officially go on sale until November 8th, the AEG-promoted tour is using the Ticketmaster Verified Fan program. That means you may want to be a step ahead to make sure you can secure tickets since the deadline to sign up as a verified fan is Sunday, November 3rd at 10:00 p.m. local time. Presale starts on Tuesday, November 5th at 10:00 a.m. local time.

The Verified Fan program was implemented by Ticketmaster in 2017 with the idea to keep bots out of the ticket buying process by having fans preregister. You don’t get a ticket when you preregister, nor are you guaranteed you eventually will. You just get a code that tells Ticketmaster you’re not a scalper. The point is to make the ticket buying experience more fair by ensuring only fans are competing with other fans for tickets as opposed to ticket brokers. If demand for tickets from verified fans exceeds supply, verified fans may be selected at random to participate in the presale. Tickets are still sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Though the Ticketmaster Verified Fan program is given credit for helping to curtail scalpers, it has come under scrutiny by some for the shadowy way it works. Ticketmaster doesn’t really explain how it decides if someone preregistering is a fan or a scalper, and they’ve been reluctant to explain their methodology, because as they claim, this would allow scalpers to adapt to the system. Others complain that Ticketmaster changes ticket prices and availability based upon demand through the system. Either way, it’s an option fans may want to take. You can preregister as a Verified fan by CLICKING HERE.

Promoters have also announced that proceeds from the tour will go to the Special Forces Foundation. Along with $1 from every ticket sold going to the organization, CID Entertainment has set up 2-person travel packages for select dates which include a hotel stay and other goodies, with 100% of the proceeds from the travel packages going to the Special Forces Foundation. They go on sale Tuesday November 5 at 10:00 a.m. local time as part of the presale. For more information on the packages, CLICK HERE.

“Around an album release, if I’m going to have a bunch of attention on me, I thought it would be a good opportunity to put attention on what other people can do to help these guys and their families,” Sturgill told Joe Rogan recently. Sturgill Simpson played six teaser club dates on the east and west coast from late September into early October to raise awareness of the new record, with proceeds from the six dates going to the Special Forces Foundation. Simpson is a former naval enlistee himself.

The Special Forces Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization serving U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets) and their families. Their programs contribute to the maintenance of the mind and body, and provide acute and ongoing support in resolving psychological, emotional and relationship issues before they become chronic.

A Good Look’n Tour Dates

* – Travel packages available

February 21 — Birmingham, Alabama – Legacy Arena at the BJCC  *
February 22 — Asheville, North Carolina – US Cellular Center  *
February 25 — Knoxville, Tennessee – Knoxville Civic Coliseum
February 28 — Lexington, Kentucky – Rupp Arena *
February 29 — Detroit, Michigan – Masonic Temple Theatre *
March 4 — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Peterson Events Center
March 6 — Charlotte, North Carolina – Spectrum Center *
March 7 — Duluth, Georgia – Infinite Energy Center *
March 10 — North Charleston, South Carolina – North Charleston Coliseum
March 13 — Hampton, Virginia – Hampton Coliseum *
March 14 — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – The Met Philadelphia *
March 15-16 — Washington, D.C. – Anthem *
March 18 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Coca-Cola Coliseum *
March 20 — Columbus, Ohio – Nationwide Arena *
March 21 — St. Louis, Missouri – Chaifetz Arena *
March 22 — Southaven, Mississippi – Landers Center
March 27 — Dallas, Texas – American Airlines Center *
March 28 — Austin, Texas – Frank Erwin Center *
March 29 — Sugarland, Texas – Smart Financial Centre
April 1 — Independence, Missouri – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
April 3 — Chicago, Illinois – United Center *
April 4 — Minneapolis, Minnesota – Armory *
April 9 — Omaha, Nebraska – Baxter Arena *
April 10 — Madison, Wisconsin – Alliant Energy Center *
April 23 — Tulsa, Oklahoma – BOK Center *
April 25 — Denver, Colorado – Pepsi Center *
April 28 — Salt Lake City, Utah – Maverik Center
April 29 — Missoula, Montana – Adams Center
May 1 — Portland, Oregon – Veterans Memorial Coliseum *
May 2 — George, Washington – Gorge Amphitheatre *
May 5 — San Francisco, California – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
May 8 — Inglewood, California – The Forum *
May 15 — Boston, Massachusetts – TD Garden
May 16 — New York City – Madison Square Garden *
May 22 — Nashville, Tennessee – Bridgestone Arena *
May 24 — Louisville, Kentucky – KFC Yum! Center *