Ticket scalping limited for Oklahoma benefit concert

Several buyers attempted to resell tickets for the Healing in the Heartland benefit show, but general talks of scalping may have been overblown.
BY MATTHEW PRICE mprice@opubco.com Modified: May 30, 2013 at 10:12 pm •  Published: May 30, 2013

Oklahoma nonprofits working on tornado-related benefits interested in finding out more about this program can email community@stubhub.com.

Some ticket resellers used StubHub to resell tickets to the 12/12/12 concert to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims. StubHub.com donated all of its proceeds from 12/12/12 concert sales to the Robin Hood Relief Fund, and then rounded that figure up to $1 million.

The initial allotment of tickets to the Shelton concert sold out in 12 minutes. However, more tickets were made available Wednesday morning. Ticketmaster.com, which sold the tickets, had a strict eight-ticket limit, according to information provided on the site. Ticketmaster also had technical procedures in place to prevent automated software from buying tickets for the show. Day-of-show sales had a four-ticket limit.