The “Shape You” singer announced on Monday that he would be playing The O2’s 10th birthday on June 22 and tickets sold out within hours them going on sale.
Fans have been sharing their ticket buying woes online after queuing for hours on the website only to find there were no longer any more tickets available.
The fact that they are now being sold for double the price on reseller websites and Twitter has definitely added salt to the wound.
The tickets are priced between £51-£84, but on Viagogo a single ticket is selling for over £150 while on Twitter some people are selling them for £230 each.
Ed’s record label had addressed this ticket touting culture and slammed those for encouraging it.
A spokesperson for Ed released this statement: “We urge all fans not to engage with them. We are vehemently opposed to the unethical practices that occur in the secondary market.
“We have written to each 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 tickets. It allows fans to swap tickets at face value or less; we are pushing them as the ficial 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 f with higher prices or, potentially, counterfeit tickets.
“Once again, we urge all fans to only purchase tickets through ficial vendors.