Aussies Enact Strict Anti-Scalping Measures For Styles Shows

After ticket scalping problems at Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street BandAdeleJustin Bieber and Guns N’ Roses tours down under this year, promoter Frontier Touring has introduced strict measures for Harry Styles’ visit later in the year.  

Harry Styles of One Direction
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– Harry Styles of One Direction
ABC’s “Good Morning America,” New York City

Styles plays three shows Down Under as part of his intimate Live On Tour run of shows, which kicks off Sept. 19 in the United States and ends in Japan Dec. 8. He plays the 2,200-seat Sydney Enmore Theatre Nov. 26, the 1,500-standing-room  Melbourne Nov. 30 and  in Auckland Dec. 2.

When tickets go on sale May 5, they are restricted to two buys each for Sydney and Melbourne and four for Auckland.

Only fans in Sydney and Auckland get physical tickets Oct. 16, with the credit card holder’s name on the ticket. The card holder must attend check-in at the venue on show day with any guests to have ID crosschecked against purchase list and be given non-transferrable accreditation for entry.

Frontier emphasised, “Tickets alone will NOT give you entry to the venue, you must check in as above to receive additional accreditation for entry.

“The credit card holder does not have to attend the show, but they must attend check in with their guests.”

It also warned that any customer who buys more than the required two or four tickets will see additional transactions canceled. Also on that list are those who advertise or resell at inflated prices, while those intending to use the tickets for commercial reasons, including competitions or trade promotions, must get written approval from Frontier.