Ed Sheeran Has Spoken Out About His 3Arena Tickets Being Resold On Secondary Resale Sites
This echoes advice given to fans yesterday.
Yesterday legions of Irish fans were left devastated when tickets to see Ed Sheeran play the 3Arena on the 12th and 13th April sold out in about three seconds flat.
Okay, we’re exaggerating, but shortly after the tickets went on sale at around 10am, Ticketmaster confirmed the news everyone was dreading.
— Ticketmaster Ireland (@TicketmasterIre) February 2, 2017
Almost instantly tickets to the sold out gigs went up on secondary sites for extortionate prices, with some tickets climbing over the €800 mark.
Not surprisingly, Irish fans were outraged that the tickets they’d missed out on had been snapped up only to be resold.
— Eric Byrne (@HotwheelsByrne) February 2, 2017
Now a spokesperson for Ed has spoken out against ticket touting and reselling practices.
“We are vehemently opposed to the unethical practices that occur in the secondary market. We have written to each of our partners, be they promoters, venues or ticketing companies detailing the way in which we expect tickets to be sold: direct to fans. We have also partnered with a company called Twickets which is a site aimed at the ethical resale of tickets, which allows fans to swap tickets at face value or less; we are pushing them as the official resale partner and a safe place for fans to swap tickets.
“We are aware and deeply concerned about the websites in question and have urged all fans not to engage with them in order to avoid being ripped off with higher prices or, potentially, counterfeit tickets. Once again, we urge all fans to only purchase tickets through official vendors.”
This echoes advice from Aiken Promotions yesterday that reminded fans that “Tickets on ANY secondary sites CANNOT be confirmed as valid tickets.”
Fortunately, If you’re one of the many fans who missed out, Ed Sheeran’s tour manager Stuart Camp has offered a small glimmer of hope, announcing that Ed “will be back on this album run,” but possibly not for some time.
Ed’s also been tipped to headline Electric Picnic this year, so hopefully there’ll still be an opportunity to see him in the not-so distant future.
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