Arcade Fire London shows sell out in two minutes (literally)

    Via: NME
    Remember those Arcade Fire tourdates we told you about yesterday? Well, tickets sold out for all five shows literally two minutes after going on sale this morning. As you might suspect, they’re now being sold online for absolutely ridiculous prices; over £7000 in some cases.
    The real intersting story is how the band is combating this though. The following statement was released concerning the ticket fiasco:
    “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.”
    This is how these kinds of situations should be be dealt with, so good on Arcade Fire.