Wednesday 26 July 2017

Tickets for Ed Sheeran's Dublin concerts are already selling for €800

Ed Sheeran in concert at Croke Park, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Ed Sheeran in concert at Croke Park, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Tickets for Ed Sheeran's Dublin concerts are already selling for €800. Image: viagogo.ie
Tickets for Ed Sheeran's Dublin gigs are already selling for €800. Image: viagogo.ie
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Tickets for Ed Sheeran's Dublin gigs are already being sold for ten times their original price.

Fans were left disappointed on Tuesday when pre-sale tickets for Ed Sheeran's Dublin concerts sold out on his fan site in less than 20 minutes.

However, soon after the tickets were sold-out they were being re-sold on ticket touting website viagogo.ie for over €800 - ten times the original price of the tickets, which cost between €76 and €86.

On the site, users are told that the tickets are "selling fast" and are the "cheapest in Dublin."

Tickets for Ed Sheeran's Dublin concerts are already selling for €800. Image: viagogo.ie
Tickets for Ed Sheeran's Dublin concerts are already selling for €800. Image: viagogo.ie

Ticket prices for the two dates that Sheeran will be taking to the stage at the 3Arena, 12 and 13 April, range from €175 to €819.14 for both seated and standing tickets in all sections of the arena.

Tickets are sold live on screen, as "just sold!" pops up and fans are warned: "Tickets are likely to sell soon! Don't wait until it's too late! Buy now so you don't miss out on today's price."

A similar situation occurred earlier this month when tickets for U2's Croke Park gig became available on official and black market websites with a considerable mark-up after diehard fans with access to pre-sale tickets chose to sell them on for a profit.

Tickets for Ed Sheeran go on sale to the general public at 10am on Thursday from ticketmaster.ie and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.

Tickets for Ed Sheeran's Dublin gigs are already selling for €800. Image: viagogo.ie
Tickets for Ed Sheeran's Dublin gigs are already selling for €800. Image: viagogo.ie

Ahead of the sale, Aiken Promotions is cautioning fans not to buy tickets via secondary sellers or any unofficial source.

Purchasing from unofficial sites or secondary sources can result in fans being turned away at the door due to counterfeit tickets, resulting in financial loss and no entry to the concert.

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