World famous rock band Radiohead has announced it will be making tickets available for their unannounced UK tour on an ethical face-value ticket exchange, reports Gigwise.
The band, who has signed its fan club tickets up to the Ticket Trust – a fan-to-fan ticketing site which allows other buyers to pay face value for tickets – announced the partnership after allegations made about secondary ticketing sites like Viagogo.
As a result, Radiohead believe that more fans will now be able to hit event venues on their UK tour after paying face value, rather than paying “inflated prices”, cites Event Magazine.
Chris Hufford and Bryce Edge, representatives of Radiohead’s management Courtyard Management, commented on the partnership: “In recent years, the band’s enjoyment of their own shows has been marred by the knowledge that a great many of their fans have been obliged to pay well over face value for their tickets.
“Secondary ticketing is wrong on so many levels and as management, with ultimate responsibility for the welfare of the band, we must ensure that their fans are treated fairly. This is why we are happy to work with the Ticket Trust.” they added.
Unfortunately, tickets for Radiohead’s Australian tour are already appearing on secondary ticketing sites at inflated prices after going on sale this morning, much to the dismay of the band’s fans down under.