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Mike Skinner hits out at Ticketmaster after Streets tickets touted aplenty

By | Published on Tuesday 17 October 2017

Mike Skinner

Mike Skinner has hit out at one of Ticketmaster’s secondary ticketing sites after touted tickets for his recently announced The Streets tour – which will take to the road next April – quickly appeared on the resale platforms last week. This despite Live Nation’s Ticketmaster being one of the primary sellers of tickets for the shows.

After tickets for the 2018 gigs were very quickly snapped up on Friday, a post from Skinner on The Streets’ Facebook page stated: “Disgusted at the bot-driven tout sites that got hold of any tickets today. The team put in restrictions of two per transaction and have been cancelling suspicious orders using CC numbers and IP addresses and tried as hard as possible to minimise”. He then added: “Ticketmaster’s Get Me In service is a disgrace”.

Some artists who have implemented particularly proactive anti-touting policies have in the past persuaded Live Nation’s Seatwave and Get Me In, as well as eBay’s StubHub, to block the resale of their tickets on their respective platforms. Though pesky Viagogo is yet to participate in any such activities, even when promoters are adamant that they will endeavour to cancel any and every ticket sold on a for-profit resale site.

Accompanying his Get Me In diss, Skinner also announced that a Twickets account had been set up for The Streets tour, so that people who legitimately buy tickets and then can’t attend can resell them at face value.



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