Ed Sheeran takes on ticket touts and cancels 10,000 gig tickets sold by unofficial resale sites

Amid House of Lords proposals to update the digital economy bill to outlaw the controversial ticket tout resale industry, one that perpetually lands fans with outlandishly inflated charges, Sheeran has joined both Adele and the upcoming London run of Hamilton in attempting to circumvent ticket touts.

Tickets accepted for Adele’s recent tour had to have ticket holder names printed on them, while Hamilton introduced a paperless ticketing system ahead of its much-anticipated West End debut, with buyers having to attend the theatre with a confirmation email, photo ID and the bank card used for purchasing before they can be let in.

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