Palace and Police: Those Bon Jovi Tickets May Be Fakes

Officials at Palace Sports & Entertainment are working with local police to solve a counterfeiting problem with concert tickets.

Before tickets to Bon Jovi's "Because We Can" tour went on sale Friday morning, officials at Palace Sports & Entertainment issued a clear warning: Beward of counterfeit tickets sold through unauthorized vendors. 

The Palace is cooperating with Michigan State Police after seeing a "significant increase in counterfeit tickets sold on the secondary market or classifieds sites, including discovering hundreds of fraudulent tickets for some concerts playing at The Palace and DTE Energy Music Theatre," according to a press release. 

The Palace also operates Meadow Brook Music Festival in Rochester.

Palace officials cited the Dave Matthews Band, Carrie Underwood and Justin Bieber shows as being recent targets of a counterfeit ticket scheme; charges are pending against a suspect who allegedly sold counterfeit tickets through a classifieds site, they stated.

Here's what you need to know before you buy tickets:

  • If your ticket isn't genuine, you won't be admitted to The Palace, DTE Energy Music Theatre or Meadow Brook Music Festival and could be subject to investigation.
  • The only way to guarantee the validity of your ticket is to purchase it directly from the Palace at the online Ticket Store, in-person or by phone at 248.371.0100, at Pistons.com or from Ticketmaster. 
  • Have a question about the validity of your ticket that wasn't purchased from Ticketmaster or the Palace? Visit The Palace of Auburn Hills Ticket Store during regular business hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday or call your local law enforcement agency.


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