July 19, 2017:Ed Sheeran cancels 10k tickets on secondary websites

As one of the hottest tickets on the current touring scene, Ed Sheeran is understandably also one of the most sought-after artists on secondary services.

His team are trying to tackle touting though: this week they have cancelled 10,000 tickets for Sheeran’s Wembley Stadium gigs in June 2018, after finding them being resold on secondary sites for inflated sums.

“Most ­profiteering companies heeded promoters’ warnings not to trade and resell tickets that would instantly be cancelled,” said a spokesperson.

“This resulted in 90% of tickets being delivered into fans’ hands at the face value. The process of analysing sales and cancelling tickets purchased for purposes for resale will continue until the tour takes place.”

Sheeran is one of the artists to have struck a deal for official face-value-maximum resales on Twickets, where fans can buy and sell tickets for the shows without fear of cancellation.

The news came as Sheeran un-deleted his Twitter account just days after disappearing from the social network. However, as before the deletion, his tweets are now just auto-posts of his Instagram content.

Stuart Dredge
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