German rock band Rammstein have continued their war on touts by urging fans to steer clear of resale sites after claims passes for their 2020 European tour dates were being offered within hours of going on sale.
Tickets to see Rammstein – who took legal action against Viagogo last year – went on sale today, with Aiken Promotions stating it was aware of tickets for the Belfast show in June already being listed on the secondary market.
It said: “We strongly urge customers not to purchase tickets from any secondary sellers or sites.
“Ticketmaster is the only authorised local seller for the Belfast show. Tickets on secondary sites are being listed at highly-inflated prices and it is very likely that these tickets may not even exist.
“Any ticket vendors offering Rammstein tickets for sale ahead of general release tomorrow are not authorised.”
More than 100 passes have already been listed on Viagogo, with a spokesperson for the company claiming that “all tickets on Viagogo are valid,” the BBC reports.
In November 2018, Rammstein claimed a legal victory against Viagogo, stating that a ruling preventing the company from selling tickets in Germany to their 2019 European tour provides a “warning” to the resale market as a whole.
Rammstein has long campaigned against the sale of overpriced tickets via resale platforms.
Last month, a court in Munich told Viagogo it can no longer advertise tickets sold on its site as “valid,” which is binding across Germany once the verdict is finalised.
A judge in the German city’s district court (Landgericht) ruled in favour of the Bavarian Consumer Association (Verbraucherzentrale Bayern) as it sought to ban Viagogo from saying its customers are guaranteed entry to an event from tickets bought on its site.