Tickets for the small Astoria bash are now changing hands for huge sums...

THE ROLLING STONES‘ tickets for their forthcoming shows in LONDON have sold out within minutes.

The group announced a trio of dates in the city, including a date at the London Astoria (August 27). The two other, larger shows are at Twickenham (23) and Wembley Arena (29).

Tickets went on sale at 9am today (December 6), with the Astoria show selling out straight away, and even the Wembley show selling out in two hours. Fans are now trading Astoria tickets for over £1,000.

Promoter John Giddings told BBC News it wouldn’t be that easy to trade tickets. He said: “Two days before the gig, people have to turn up with their credit card and ID and we will give them an armband.

“Two thousand pounds for a pair of tickets. That is ridiculous. Physical tickets are not in existence yet. They have not been printed up. How can you sell a ticket that doesn’t even exist?”

Rumours are circulating that more UK dates will be added shortly.