Radiohead promoters warn fans of scalping

Scalpers are already offering tickets for inflated prices to Radiohead's upcoming shows. Photo / Supplied
Scalpers are already offering tickets for inflated prices to Radiohead's upcoming shows. Photo / Supplied

Pre-sale tickets to Radiohead's upcoming Australasian tour only went on sale yesterday, but they're already popping up on auction site eBay.

The acclaimed alternative-rock act from Oxford yesterday announced a six-date tour, including one stop at Auckland's Vector Arena on November 6, as well as five Australian dates.

Tickets to the band's Sydney show with a face value of around $150 were being sold for $350 on ebay.com.au, prompting promoters Chugg Entertainment to issue a warning to New Zealand and Australian fans.

On Facebook, they said there was no legislation to prevent scalping, and warned tickets could be cancelled if they were found to have been onsold.

"We would warn Radiohead fans across Australia and New Zealand not to buy tickets from unauthorised ticket sellers and scalpers, including those selling on eBay,"the message said.

"We would like to remind fans that there are still authorised tickets to be released on Thursday for the general on sale.

"While we appreciate that there is an overwhelming demand for tickets from genuine fans, we just want everyone to be aware of the potential risks and we strongly encourage fans to only purchase tickets through the registered ticketing agency, so that they know the tickets will be valid."

A press release issued yesterday said that despite the demand, no extra dates would be added to Radiohead's tour.

It will be the band's first appearance in New Zealand in 14 years.

What: Radiohead
Where: Vector Arena, Auckland
When: November 6

- Herald online

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