Lewis Capaldi blasts touts selling '£3k' tickets & vows to CANCEL them after his tour sells out in SECONDS | The Sun

LEWIS Capaldi has blasted greedy touts who are trying to flog tickets to his sold out tour gigs for as much as £3,000 – and has threatened to CANCEL them.

The Scots singer's UK shows sold out in seconds after they were released at 9am this morning including his concert at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow and the P&J in Aberdeen.



And he confronted one online seller who was trying to flog two tickets for the Hydro gig for £3,000 when the original face value price was between £47.10-£69.80.

The seller announced they were no longer able to go to the concert and began by flogging the two tickets for £420 each.

But Lewis replied to the tweet saying his tickets would be cancelled if he was selling them for more than face value.

He replied: "Not cool mate, going to have those cancelled if you're selling them above face value that's not on at all."

The seller then announced he was looking at "£2k" for the tickets butoffered to reduce the price to £120 each when Lewis commented.

However, the punter backtracked once again by stating his latest offer was "3k" for both tickets.

It comes as sites like Viagogo have seen a rush of tickets being touted with rocketing prices of almost £1,300 just moments after the shows sold out, leaving fans furious.

One ticket for the Hydro was being flogged for £1,292 and one ticket for Aberdeen being sold at £235.

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Moments before tickets went on sale, Lewis warned that some fans may be left disappointed – and he took aim at ticket touts ripping fans off with rocketing prices.

He said: "If you want to buy and re-sell please use Twickets and only do so at face value.

"I know some f****s will try to sell for mad prices, there will be scammers, so please be safe and careful."

The West Lothian singer announced the entire sell out of the tour on his Twitter, claiming that the entire UK leg of the tour was gone in ONE SECOND.

He tweeted: "Entire UK tour sold out in a single second at 9am.

"Completely lost for words thank u all so so so much."

Lewis also confirmed that there will be NO extra dates added to the tour once the original schedule sells out.

Some fans told how they had been in the queue for tickets for the Scots singer's world tour since 7am this morning despite them not going on sale until 9am.

Fans took to Twitter to share their disappointment at not being able to get the hotly anticipated show tickets.

One user tweeted: "sat at the laptop since 8, past the queue at 9:02 and this sucks."

Another said: "was only 900 in the queue this morning and still sold out.

"What's going on."

But some fans who managed to secure their tickets were buzzing.

One said: "Got tickets for Glasgow. Buzzing"

Another said: "I GOT TICKETS YEYYYYYYYYY!!"

One more said: "I got two tickets for Lewis Capaldi in Aberdeen!!!!"

Some fans who were left disappointed asked the singer if he would possibly add anymore dates to his world tour.

But the 26-year-old old responded to questions on his Instagram story saying: "Hello thought I'd also just say before these go on sale that there won't be any extra dates for any cities.

"I really wish I could but I'm just one small chubby human who has to try to get to see as many of you all over the world as possible.

"Know there might be some of ya who miss out but pls don't shout, know trying to get tickets to shows can be shite sometimes as have been there so many times myself trying to get tickets to gigs I want to go to.

"Am doing my best to get to as many of ya as I humanly can."

A spokesperson for Lewis Capaldi added: "Lewis is incredibly grateful to everyone who bought tickets for the tour, either in the pre-sale earlier this week or on general sale today. He kept ticket prices as low as possible to cover the costs of taking what will be an incredible show to as many arenas in the UK as he can.

"We are aware of tickets being advertised on unofficial sites at inflated prices. Fans should note that there is no guarantee a purchase from such outlets will secure entry to the concert and that many of these are likely to be speculative adverts for tickets the seller does not actually own.

"Anyone looking for resale tickets should only use Twickets or the official Ticketmaster fan-to-fan resale site at https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/ticket-exchange, which only allow re-sale up to the original face value."

A spokesperson for Lewis Capaldi said: "Lewis is incredibly grateful to everyone who bought tickets for the tour, either in the pre-sale earlier this week or on general sale today. 

"He kept ticket prices as low as possible to cover the costs of taking what will be an incredible show to as many arenas in the UK as he can.

"We are aware of tickets being advertised on unofficial sites at inflated prices. 

" Fans should note that there is no guarantee a purchase from such outlets will secure entry to the concert and that many of these are likely to be speculative adverts for tickets the seller does not actually own.

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"Anyone looking for resale tickets should only use Twickets or the official Ticketmaster fan-to-fan resale site at https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/ticket-exchange, which only allow re-sale up to the original face value.”

An SEC Spokesperson said: “The SEC is not involved in setting ticket prices.

"We always recommend customers purchase tickets from official event ticket sellers.”

Ticketmaster and Viagogo have all been approached for comment.

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