Cat Stevens cancels NY show; stands up against scalpers

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NEW YORK, NY -- The singer of Peace Train is blowing up his New York tour.  Cat Stevens says has cancelled a show at the Beacon Theater out of frustration over the state's scalping laws.

Fans apparently informed Stevens of "extortionate" ticket prices on resale sites. He mentioned that in a statement online, which also said: "Unfortunately New York has a state law that requires all tickets sold for shows .... to be paper, enabling them to be bought and sold at inflated prices."

Stevens bumped-up his Boston show to now be in Beacon's place on December 7.   He added a Philadelphia concert, too.