One of Ireland's biggest music promotions companies have once again issued a statement warning fans of the perils of buying tickets for gigs from unreliable sources.

Aiken Promotions had previously issued notices relating to gigs by the likes of Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, but revealed that fans were also turned away from American rock band ZZ Top's gig at the 3Arena on Friday night because they were in possession of counterfeit tickets.

Their full statement read:

"Following the ZZ Top and Brian Wilson Concerts in Dublin last week, Aiken Promotions would like to warn fans once again against purchasing tickets from secondary websites.

Peter Aiken commented, “At ZZ Top on Friday, at least 60 people turned up at the venue who had bought tickets through secondary websites. These tickets were not valid which caused distress and disappointment to these fans. Unfortunately it is NOT likely these people will get the money they paid refunded.

As a promoter, it is extremely frustrating to see people being exploited like this and I would like to emphasise once again that fans should not purchase tickets from ANY secondary sellers."

Fans are strongly advised NOT to purchase tickets via ANY secondary sellers."