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Published: Mon, July 10, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Ed Sheeran takes decisive stance against ticket touts

Ed Sheeran takes decisive stance against ticket touts

Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow morning but as Ed takes a strict stance against touts, there will be no reselling of tickets for his gigs permitted.

ED Sheeran's Irish leg of his upcoming summer tour has still not sold out after more than two hours of frantic queuing by fans.

The "Castle on the Hill" hitmaker will embark on an extra eight dates around the United Kingdom in 2018 after thousands of fans were left disappointed on Saturday (08.07.17) when all available tickets were snapped up in record time.

Due to large amounts of traffic on Ticketmaster websites, many fans trying to get their hands on a ticket for next year's gigs found themselves staring at a Ticketmaster screen with the message "Searching. sit tight". As well as this, the anti-touting measures for purchasing the tickets caused some delays in people getting a hold of tickets.

Fan-to-fan ticket resale platform Twickets doesn't allow the price of tickets to be more than the original face value.

Second hand tickets for sold-out Ed Sheeran shows are selling at nearly ten times their face value.

The company has limited the number of tickets each person can buy to four. Even so, according to the last statement from Aiken Promotions at 11:30 this morning, there are still tickets available.

Since Ed Sheeran announced a stadium tour of Ireland, hype has been growing surrounding the purchase of tickets.

Ed will kick off his Irish concerts at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in Cork on May 4 and 5 before heading to the Boucher Playing Fields in Belfast on May 9.

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