Visitors to the website Seatwave, which allows people to sell tickets at many multiples of face value, were greeted on Thursday morning with a holding message reading: "Due to a massive demand for tickets, you're being held in a queue. hang in there". However, they quickly began appearing on resale websites priced as high as £1,000. His new album, Divide, is out next month. Floor standing tickets for 1 May at the London venue are selling for up to £999 ($1,200) on secondary website Stubhub while seats can be purchased for as much as £529.
"We are vehemently opposed to the unethical practices that occur in the secondary market".
'We have written to each of our partners, be them promoters, venues or ticketing companies detailing the way in which we expect tickets to be sold: direct to fans.
The Sing hitmaker had announced two shows for the capital venue for April 12 and 13 - and fans were on edge all week as two presales sold out nearly immediately and general sale tickets were snapped up in just FIVE minutes today.
"The industry is a mess - sort ticket touts out".
Set to be one of the most highly-anticipated tours of 2017, Ed Sheeran announced he'll be bringing his worldwide tour to the Barclaycard Arena on April 28 and 29.
However, soon after the tickets were sold-out they were being re-sold on ticket touting website viagogo.ie for over €800 - ten times the original price of the tickets, which cost between €76 and €86.