Canadian indie-poppers Arcade Fire have told British fans not to buy tickets for their upcoming London shows via eBay, probably for a vastly inflated sum.
The band are to play five shows in the capital in the new year - dates are listed here. The quintet of dates sold out quickly, but the band has advised against purchasing tout-offered tickets. They've said that more tickets will be made available through official sources, and that they'll play additional shows if need be.
All tickets that are knowingly sold via eBay, or other auction sites, for an inflated price are likely to be cancelled.
The band released a statement over the weekend:
"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."