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Cat Stevens wants his fans to see him perform at a fair price. 

The singer-songwriter, who's also known as Yusuf, says concerns about scalpers has prompted him to cancel his planned show in New York City.  He was scheduled to perform at the Beacon Theater on December 7th.  But Cat explains on Facebook that fans were telling him about "the extortionate tickets prices already being listed on some websites." 

Stevens says he's "a longtime supporter of paperless tickets" to bypass scalpers, but New York state law requires paper tickets for all shows.  He adds that as a result "the Peace Train is going to arrive at New York a little bit later than expected" as he looks for a way to resolve the issue. 

Stevens will still visit the New York City area, and perform in Philadelphia on December 4th.  He's moved his Boston show, originally set for the 4th, to December 7th.  Cat will also visit Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on his first run of concerts on these shores since 1976.  Cat will launch his North American tour in Toronto on December 1st. 

Cat Stevens Tour Dates 

December 1 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at Massey Hall 
December 4 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the Tower Theater 
December 7 - Boston, Massachusetts, at the Wang Theater 
December 9 - Chicago, Illinois, at the Chicago Theater 
December 12 - San Francisco, California, at the Masonic Auditorium 
December 14 - Los Angeles, California, at the Nokia Theater 

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