Machine Gun Kelly headlining tickets sell out for Big E, hit aftermarket with exorbitant prices

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Machine Gun Kelly performs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, in this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, file photo. 

Machine Gun Kelly performs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, in this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, file photo. 

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Fans of punk rapper Machine Gun Kelly now may need to fork over some serious dough in order to see their favorite performer at the Big E.

Known for chart-topping hits like "my ex's best friend" and "I Think I'm Okay," Machine Gun Kelley is set to headline the Big E in Springfield, Mass. on Sept. 17. The highly-anticipated performance, which will be held at the expo's 7,000-person outdoor arena, sold out when tickets went on sale on Friday.

On ticket resale site Stubhub, tickets can be found starting at $99 and as high as $930. Tickets initially went on sale for $49 on the Big E's website.

Ticket resellers are regulated in Massachusetts. The unsolicited sale of tickets can cost up to $500 in fines and after three offenses, can be issued one year of imprisonment.

In the state of Massachusetts, "scalping" tickets is considered a felony under Section 185A of the Mass. General Laws.

"No person shall engage in the business of reselling any ticket or tickets of admission or other evidence of right of entry to any theatrical exhibition, public show or public amusement or exhibition," reads the law.

The law defines resale as "the sale of a ticket or pass, entitling the holder thereof to admission to any such theatrical exhibition, public show or public amusement or exhibition upon payment either of nothing or a sum less than that demanded of the public generally."

Under Massachusetts law, sites such as Stubhub and Ace Tickets are permitted to sell tickets above face value.

Tickets for the Brad Paisley headlining show at the expo on Sept. 24 have not gone on sale yet. No date has been chosen for the on sale of those tickets.