Wednesday 13 December 2017

Radiohead tickets sell out in 30 minutes but band fights touts with photo ID policy

Radiohead performing on the Park Stage at the Glastonbury Festival in 2011
Radiohead performing on the Park Stage at the Glastonbury Festival in 2011

Sasha Brady

Tickets for Radiohead's 3Arena show have sold out in just 30 minutes.

The band will play the Dublin venue on Tuesday, June 20.

Tickets priced at €61.45 went on sale this Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster.

The band introduced a limit of four tickets per person. The name of the purchaser will appear on each ticket and his/her photo identification will be required on the night to make sure it matches the name on the ticket.

This is an effort to crackdown on ticket touts who usually purchase a large number of tickets and then re-sell them for sometimes double or triple the price on second-hand ticket sites such as the Ticketmaster-owned Seatwave, Get Me In and Live Nation, within minutes of the tickets going on sale.

However, that didn't stop the demand for tickets this morning and many fans were left disappointed to find that tickets sold out in just under 30 minutes. Standing tickets for the highly-anticipated gig appeared to have sold out by 9.01am.

Fans were encouraged to keep trying as it was anticipated that purchasers with tickets in their baskets, yet to complete the sale, may change their minds. While some fans were lucky enough to bag tickets after a frustrating wait, for most it was just wishful thinking.

This is Radiohead's first time touring Ireland since their 2008 concert at Malahide Castle. The band are touring Europe this year and will hit the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.

Earlier this year, Radiohead’s 9th studio album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ hit number 1 in the UK Official Albums chart and spent 25 weeks in the charts.

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