Foo Fighters have criticised ticket scalpers and ticket resale sites after hundreds of fans were turned away from the band’s sold-out London show on Tuesday night, 19th September.
As NME reports, some fans were denied entry to London’s O2 Arena because their ID didn’t match the ID on their tickets, with many discovering that their tickets were actually invalid.
Security reportedly allowed some ticket-holders without the correct ID to enter the venue after receiving a number of complaints, but many had already left after initially being refused entry.
After the show, Foo Fighters, The O2 and promoters SJM released a statement saying they were “frustrated and saddened that despite their best efforts tickets for last night’s show at the O2 fell into the hands of unscrupulous secondary ticket agencies”.
“Unfortunately, this meant a small number of fans purchasing bogus tickets from these unscrupulous outlets did not get into the sold out show.
“Foo Fighters, The O2 and SJM strongly advise and sincerely hope that in the future ALL fans buy tickets only from legitimate sites to ensure they are not defrauded out of their hard earned money.”
Foo Fighters are set to tour Australia with Weezer in January, and Music Feeds has already spotted tickets being resold on controversial Swiss-based site Viagogo for as much as $1,800 each.
The band’s London promoters SJM said they attempted to prevent tickets being resold at “extortionate prices” by selling “named tickets”.
Foo Fighters’ new album Concrete And Gold is out now.