The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo begins in a couple of weeks and while some of the concerts are already sold out, or nearly so, tickets may soon be available.
RodeoHouston is canceling the sales of 5,600 tickets that the charitable organization says were purchased by ticket brokers who are trying to jack up the price of attendance.
On some online sites, a pair of George Strait tickets are being offered for more than $6,000. That is a direct violation of rodeo policy that tickets cannot be sold for more than face value, plus a reasonable service charge.
"This is not against the law in Texas. We're just saying, 'Here's our policy and we have the right to do this,'" says HLSR chief operating officer Leroy Shafer.
HLSR reports that only the following four shows were affected by the ticket cancellations: George Strait, Luke Bryan, Bruno Mars and Pitbull.
17 other shows for RodeoHouston still have tickets available.