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Ed Sheeran fever hits Galway

Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 2:20pm

Ed Sheeran fans are being warned about fraudulent and invalid tickets being offered for resale after the ‘Galway Girl’ singer made history over the weekend with a record breaking number of tickets sold in one day.

Hardcore fans of the UK singer/songwriter queued for days on the streets of Galway in a bid to buy tickets on Saturday morning for his highly-anticipated gigs, including his two Galway shows in May 2018.

He’s set to play Pearse Stadium on 12 and 13 May 2018, returning to the city where he shot the video for his hit single Galway Girl earlier this year and where he busked as a youngster.

However, those who weren’t lucky enough to get their hands on tickets are being advised not to attempt to buy one second hand.

Just hours after the gigs sold out, tickets were being advertised on online for hundreds of euro – despite attempts by Ticketmaster and Ed Sheeran himself to clamp down on ticket touts.

In a statement, Aiken Promotions strongly advised fans not to purchase tickets from any secondary sellers or any unofficial source.

“Some websites are offering e-tickets or print at home tickets. These tickets do not exist for any of the sold-out Ed Sheeran Irish tour dates,” the concert promoters warned.

“In addition seated tickets are on offer for seats that do not exist. The tickets are not legitimate and must be avoided.”

In total more than 300,000 tickets were sold on Saturday morning for the popstar’s shows which will take place across the country as part of his Irish tour next May.

Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork, Phoenix Park in Dublin and Boucher Playing Fields in Belfast also sold out, with extra dates now added for Cork and Dublin due to demand.

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