Monday, December 11, 2006

Arcade Fire try to burn touts

Having seen the tickets from their London residency smash onto eBay, Arcade Fire are grumpy as hell:

"Due to the overwhelming demand for The Arcade Fire London shows, we would like to advise fans that we will be releasing some tickets for sale prior to doors opening for each London show."

"There will also be extra shows announced soon giving more people the opportunity to see the band perform. Please don't encourage the touts."

"Wherever we have email addresses and ticket numbers for sellers we will cancel the tickets and put them back up for sale on show day."

"Please don't buy from them and risk your tickets being cancelled."

We're not sure the promise of more tickets on the door is going to stop people searching eBay for tickets - after all, if you're willing to pay eBay prices, would you necessarily think "no, I'll take my chances in the queue on the night instead"?