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"Bear with us": Fans frustrated trying to buy Ed tickets in Ticketmaster

Ed Sheeran
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Fans trying to buy tickets for Ed Sheeran's Irish stadium tour have expressed their frustration with Ticketmaster.

Tickets went on sale at 9am this morning and many have still been left unable to purchase tickets, but organisers have asked for patience in dealing with the volume of tickets up for grabs.

Aiken promotions released a statement, saying: "Tickets for Ed Sheeran’s 2018 Irish Tour went on sale at 9am this morning from Ticketmaster. Please bear with us as there are lots of people at outlets and lots of people online purchasing tickets and Ticketmaster are getting through everything as quickly as possible. "

Mans fans camped overnight at Ticketmaster outlets around the country, while others have been online for over an hour waiting in a "virtual queue", which Ticketmaster says is "to ensure fair access to tickets during busy times".

Ed will play Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Belfast, kicking off at Pairc Ui Caoimh in Cork on May 4 2018, with a second date at the venue on May 5. He will then play Boucher Road Playing Fields, in Belfast on May 9 before Galway's Pearse Stadium on Saturday May 12 and Sunday May 13.

His Dublin dates will see him play the Phoenix Park on Wednesday May 16 and Friday May 18.

Reports suggest tickets are already being sold elsewhere online for double the value.

Caitlin McBride