The veteran rock band are trying combat ticket touts
Iron Maiden have announced their new UK tour will be their first in the country to use paperless tickets.
Bruce Dickinson’s band are aiming to cut down the amount of tickets listed for “ludicrously inflated” prices on resale websites. Fans will not receive printed tickets for the group’s May arena tour, but will have to present photo ID and a credit card when they arrive at the show.
“We do not want our fans being ripped off either by counterfeit tickets or through costly mark-ups on so-called secondary ticketing websites,” manager Rod Smallwood said in a statement.
The band have previously used paperless ticketing in America.
In May 2017, they will embark on a 11 date tour, beginning in Nottingham and concluding with a date at London’s The O2.
Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena (May 4)
Manchester, Arena (May 8)
Sheffield, Arena (May 10)
Leeds, First Direct Arena (May 11)
Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena (May 14)
Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (May 16)
Aberdeen, GE Arena (May 17)
Liverpool, Echo Arena (May 20)
Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena (May 21)
Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (May 24)
London, The O2 (May 27)