Ed Sheeran tickets secured by NHS workers and emergency staff were cancelled in the lead-up to the singer-songwriter’s performance in Glasgow.

A number of NHS and emergency service workers had purchased promotional tickets for Sheeran’s Glasgow gig through the Blue light Card Scheme, which also offers discounts to social care workers and members of the armed forces.

Ticketing platform Ticketmaster said the allocation of Blue Light tickets had been cancelled by the event organiser, AEG Presents. The promoter said the event at Hampden Park in Glasgow has been oversubscribed.

In a statement,  AEG Presents said: “Unforeseen logistical circumstances have unfortunately resulted in an oversubscription to a complimentary allocation of tickets for tonight’s show. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.”

The concerts took place in Glasgow on Thursday and Friday last week, and it was the first time Sheeran had performed in Scotland since 2018. The shows formed part of his ‘+ – = ÷ x’ tour, also known as ‘The Mathematics Tour’.

It was also announced recently that extra dates had been added for the Australia and New Zealand leg of the tour, which is set to take place next year.

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