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Did Prince pull ticket sales to make a stand against reselling sites?

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The announcement earlier this week of intimate shows from Prince led to much excitement among fans with many excitedly awaiting the chance to buy tickets today to see The Purple One playing a stripped down set with just his piano.

However, just before tickets were meant to go on sale at 10am this morning, the sale of tickets was postponed with no further information on why or when they'd be available.

Now, a series of tweets from Prince's official Twitter account suggest the singer has decided to stop the sale as part of his campaign to avoid touts and fees - and in particular the ticket reselling sites owned by concert promoters, such as Ticketmaster's GetMeIn.

 

 

 

It's not the first time he's taken a stand against this aspect of the music industry. In 2001, he launched NPG Music Club which offered priority ticket sales to subscribers. In 2007, he launched a 21-date gig series at the O2 Arena with all tickets priced at a flat rate of £31.21 (including a copy of his 'Earth' album). More recently, in 2014, he played a series of 'guerilla gigs' across London which were often secret shows until he took to the stage.

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There's no word yet on how and when tickets will be available for the scheduled November dates. More on this as it unfolds.

Prince, Glasgow Royal Concert Halls, Friday November 27, 5pm & 9pm. Hopefully.

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