Ed Sheeran breaks Irish ticket sale record

  • Ed Sheeran breaks Irish ticket sale record

Ed Sheeran breaks Irish ticket sale record

If you are an Ed Sheeran fan and plan to attend any of the upcoming Irish gigs, it may be too late.

Anyone attempting to enter a venue for the newly announced concert dates between May and August next year with a ticket bought from an unofficial source will be turned away.

All told, something close to 300,000 tickets were sold today, which means Ed Sheeran sold the largest amount of tickets for a single artist in Ireland in one day.

Aiken Promotions released a statement asking fans to be patient with Ticketmaster, saying, "Please bear with us as there are lots of people at outlets and lots of people online purchasing tickets and Ticketmaster are getting through everything as quickly as possible". Promoters for the show have commented that anyone without valid ID, the credit card that purchased the tickets, booking information and the tickets themselves will be refused entry at the gates.

Sheeran will play gigs in Cork's Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Boucher Road Playing Fields in Belfast, Pearse Stadium in Galway and the Phoenix Park in Dublin.

The local record store has now put a sign on its door instructing people not to queue until later on - and if there is any trouble, there might be no tickets for anyone.

It's a new record for Ed and his team - the most in one day in Ireland.

There was also a strict limit placed on the sale of tickets this morning, with customers only allowed to buy four at a time.

"Tickets for Ed Sheeran's 2018 Irish Tour went on sale at 9am this morning from Ticketmaster".