Eminem fans are being warned to be wary of ticket scalpers and fake tickets ahead of the rap super-star’s concert later this month at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC).
The 15-time Grammy award-winning American rapper, songwriter and record producer will perform at QSAC on 20 February, supported by the Hilltop Hoods, Royce da 5’9” and Boogie.
QSAC Manager Mirella Taylor urged fans to only purchase tickets through the official agency, Ticketek.
“Eminem’s most recent album was number one on the Australian charts for four consecutive weeks, so it is highly likely that ticket scalpers have targeted this event,” Ms Taylor said.
“It’s not uncommon for the same ticket to be sold several times over on unofficial websites, which results in some very disappointed fans without a seat come concert night, so don’t risk getting ripped off,” he said.
“Ticketek is the only authorised seller for this concert, and ticketholders need to be aware that they may be refused entry if they purchase tickets through unauthorised sellers.
“Ticket scalping is an offence, and anyone selling a ticket for more than 10% above the original ticket price faces automatic cancellation of the ticket and prosecution under Queensland law.”
Ticketek Managing Director Cameron Hoy said Ticketek Marketplace had recently been introduced to help battle ticket scaling and protect fans.
“We’ve recently launched the Ticketek Marketplace, which is a secure fan-to-fan ticket exchange, where customers can list their unwanted tickets for sale at a maximum price of 10% above face value,” Mr Hoy said.
“This gives fans a secure way to list or buy unwanted tickets that ensures ticket authenticity and fair pricing, and also complies with the law,” he said.
Further information on Ticketek Marketplace can be found at www.marketplace.ticketek.com.au
Further information on ticket scalping can be found at www.stadiums.qld.gov.au/Policies/Ticket-Scalping.aspx