Arcade Fire fight back against touts

Extra tickets released for next week's London shows

Arcade Fire have fought back against touts by releasing a batch of limited extra tickets for next week’s sold-out London shows.

As previously reported, the band had pledged they would make more tickets available for the shows nearer the time in a bid to stamp out touting.

Now it has been confirmed that there will be 50 tickets per night, sold on a strictly first come first served basis, and limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be priced at £16 (payable in cash only).

The tickets will be available from the venue box office at 6pm on show night only. At purchase ticket holders will be given a wristband to wear immediately, in an effort to avoid resale of tickets.

The shows are at:

St John’s Church Smith Square (January 29, 30, 31)

Porchester Hall (February 1, 2)

Arcade Fire’s new album ‘Neon Bible’, is out on March 5. A single, ‘Keep The Car Running’, follows on March 19.

The band return to the UK in March, as part of a European tour. The UK shows are already sold out.

The full list of dates is:

Dublin Olympia (March 5, 6)

Manchester Apollo (8, 9)

Glasgow Barrowlands (11, 12)

London Brixton Academy (14, 15, 16, 17)

Paris Olympia (19, 20)

Stockholm Circus (23)

Oslo Centrum Scene (24)

Copenhagen Vega (25)

Berlin Postbanhof (27)

Munich Elserhalle (28)

Lyon Transbordeur (31)

Cologne E-Live Music Hall (April 1)

Utrecht Vredenburg (2)

Brussels Halles de Schaerbeek (4)

Lille L’Aeronef (5)