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Radiohead Unveil "Fair" Ticketing Scheme For UK Dates

Friday, March 2nd 2012 10:00

The band are to work with The Ticket Trust on forthcoming tour

The band are set to announce a rare tour of the UK in the coming weeks, and they have revealed that they will be working with a new "ethical" ticketing agency to try to combat the secondary market.

"Radiohead are fortunate enough to have a loyal and passionate fan base cultivated over many years," said a statement from Radiohead's managers, Chris Hufford and Bryce Edge of Courtyard Management. ?

"Their live shows are well anticipated and rightly create a tangible sense of excitement through innovative staging.

"In recent years however, 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," the statement continues.

"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."

The Ticket Trust has been created by the Association of Independent Festivals and Sandbag to offer a safe and secure ticket exchange to help correct the secondary ticketing problem, allowing fans to buy and sell tickets at face value plus a handling fee, capped at 10%, payable to the buyer.

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