Promoters for Ed Sheeran's forthcoming Irish concerts have warned against attempting to buy tickets on the black market.

Tickets for all seven of Sheeran's concerts in 2018 - in Dublin, Cork, Belfast and Galway - have now sold out and once again, demand has outstripped supply - leading many fans to consider getting their hands on tickets through alternative means.

However, Aiken Promotions have issued the following statement warning against invalid and fraudulent tickets, in a statement that read:

"Aiken Promotions caution fans to beware of fraudulent and invalid tickets and websites. Fans are strongly advised NOT to purchase tickets via ANY secondary sellers or ANY unofficial source.


Some websites are offering E Tickets/Print at home Tickets. These tickets do not exist for ANY of the sold-out Ed Sheeran Irish tour dates.
In addition seated tickets are on offer for seats that do not exist. The tickets are not legitimate and must be avoided."


Last week, fans had been warned that to gain access to the concert, "you are required to bring your tickets along with the purchasing credit card or a photo/photocopy of the credit card and a valid form of ID to reflect family name. For tickets purchased in outlets: Whether you have paid by cash or credit card your name will be printed on your tickets and you will be required to bring valid ID, or a photocopy, to gain access to the show."