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Ticketmaster urged to take further action against supertouts

Ticketmaster has cancelled tickets for Liam Gallagher’s Glasgow shows that were listed on its resale sites by notorious ‘supertout’ Michael Mayiger’s label in response to a backlash from fans.

The Israeli scalper was among a host of touts that were selling a large number of tickets to the former Oasis front man’s concert in Scotland at inflated prices on secondary sites such as GetMeIn! and Seatwave.

Ticketmaster, which owns both resale sites, appears to have removed the tickets that were listed under Mayiger’s Alpha Group Services label on GetMeIn!.

However, the ticketing giant has been criticised for not taking further action to ban Mayiger after he continued to list tickets for Kasabian, Deep Purple and Elvis at the SSE Hydro.

According to the Daily Record, Liam Gallagher fan Jordan Rowan said: “On the Friday I tried to get tickets in the pre-sale and they were gone in 30 seconds. They’re keeping things right with their tout contacts by not giving a blanket ban.”

FanFair Alliance, the anti-touting campaign group, called for Ticketmaster to ban all major touts, adding: “Fans will be delighted Ticketmaster look to have taken affirmative action. But why not finish the job?”