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Ed Sheeran Dublin tickets sold out in under five minutes

Tickets for both of Ed Sheeran's 3 Arena gigs have sold out in under five minutes.

Tickets went on sale through Ticketmaster at 10am today but were snapped up immediately

Ticketmaster warned fans that many would be left disappointment as the demand exceeded supply of tickets.

At 10.05am tickets for both of his gig had sold out.

The English singer-songwriter will play the 3Arena on Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13.

A third date is not expected to go ahead, despite the demand.

Yesterday, tickets were snapped up in the pre-sale on Ed Sheeran's fan site .

However, soon after the tickets were sold-out they were being re-sold on ticket touting website viagogo.ie for over €800 - ten times the original price of the tickets, which cost between €76 and €86.

On the site, users are told that the tickets are "selling fast" and are the "cheapest in Dublin."

Ticket prices for the two dates that Sheeran will be taking to the stage at the 3Arena, 12 and 13 April, range from €175 to €819.14 for both seated and standing tickets in all sections of the arena.

Tickets are sold live on screen, as "just sold!" pops up and fans are warned: "Tickets are likely to sell soon! Don't wait until it's too late! Buy now so you don't miss out on today's price."

A similar situation occurred earlier this month when tickets for U2's Croke Park gig became available on official and black market websites with a considerable mark-up after diehard fans with access to pre-sale tickets chose to sell them on for a profit.

Aiken Promotions is cautioning fans not to buy tickets via secondary sellers or any unofficial source.

Purchasing from unofficial sites or secondary sources can result in fans being turned away at the door due to counterfeit tickets, resulting in financial loss and no entry to the concert.

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