Foo Fighters ask fans to queue outside box offices for tour tickets to stop touts

US policy is an attempt to ensure fans get tickets direct

Foo Fighters are asking fans to buy pre-sale tickets from their local venue box office in an attempt to warn off touts.

The policy attempts to reward the fans that are willing to queue, rather than buying online, an idea that the band are calling ‘Beat the Bots’.

The band say in a press release: “Fans sick of Scalper-BOTS programmed to clog online queues and snatch up huge amounts of tickets to resell them will get first shot at tickets to these shows.”

Foo Fighters recently announced a UK tour, as well as a mammoth 29-date North American stretch.

Tickets for the US and Canada shows will go on pre-sale this Saturday (November 22) at 10am exclusively from venue box offices, with general sale available online next week.

The band released their latest album ‘Sonic Highways’ earlier this month. Take a trip around the eight cities that the album was recorded in with NME’s interactive guide.

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