Ed Sheeran: "if You Buy My Tickets Just To Sell On Ebay, Then Please Don't..."
Ed Sheeran has recently spoken out against online ticket touts and kindly asked them to stop reselling his reasonably priced tickets for online profit. The Suffolk-born singer – who shot to fame after his single, 'The A Team', spent thirteen weeks in the top ten – spoke to BBC Radio 1 and explained that these ticket touts are not even benefitting those who buy the tickets...
He said: "If you buy my tickets just to sell on eBay, then please don't. I have fans who want to actually come and watch me play instead of just making money."
The 20-year-old has been in high demand for numerous festivals this summer and his own shows have seen tickets sell out rapidly.
"There are some people who just buy ten tickets at a time and just stick them on eBay," says Ed. "I have fans at gigs who come up to me and are like, 'I spent £150 to come here tonight.' I put the prices at £10 or £12 because people can actually come instead of paying ridiculous prices."
Ed Sheeran's debut album, '+', is out now.
Words: Melissa Erasia (@MelissaErasia)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)