Why Yes! Sturgill Simpson Lays Out Plan To Keep Concert Tickets Away From Scalpers

“Bad actors” beware, Johnny Blue Skies is back in town.

By Nate Todd Jun 12, 2024 2:22 pm PDT

Sturgill Simpson is not only coming back under his Johnny Blue Skies moniker, he’s also coming for scalpers. The renowned singer-songwriter recently announced a plan to make sure tickets go to fans on his upcoming Why Not? Tour.

A video posted to Sturgill Simpson’s YouTube channel laid out the plan to combat scalping.

The “Why Not?” tour has opted out of using dynamic ticket pricing. We will be doing everything in our power to keep tickets in the hands of fans and out of the hands of scalpers.

We are vetting our pre-sale sign-ups for bad actors, doing face value ticket exchange, and limited platinum ticketing to combat scalpers and out-of-control prices.

Watch the video below.


The “Why Not?” Tour comes in support of Simpson’s new album under the Johnny Blue Skies nom de plume, Passage Du Desir, his first record since 2020. The LP arrives on July 12 through Sturgill’s High Top Mountain Records.

The “Why Not?” Tour kicks off this fall. Scroll down for routing and ticket info.

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