News: Ricky Gervais Offers Platinum Tickets To Beat The Touts

Ricky Gervais is taking action against ticket touts by allocating a limited number of 'Platinum' tickets across his world tour when they go on sale on Friday. This way premium seats are guaranteed, priced at market rates, in an attempt to dissuade people from buying higher priced tickets from touts.

Gervais will donate the extra profits from the UK tickets sold via Ticketmaster Platinum equally to Macmillan Cancer Support and the RSPCA. He explained: “My frustration with touts is twofold: people spending way over the odds on tickets from illegal touts and, the association that ticket touts are connected in some way to my tour without my consent. Platinum tickets feels like a good way to try and stand up against ticket touts making a fast buck by exploiting fans & this way people willing to pay higher prices will at least know it's going to charity instead of some scummy tout.  If this scheme works it will take back some of the millions of pounds scalped every year by touts and divert it to worthy causes. I will split the extra profits generated between Macmillan Cancer Support and the RSPCA.”

Tickets for Humanity are available to purchase from Friday. Tour details here.

Platinum tickets will be available at the following shows.

APRIL 2017

MONDAY 3RD

SHEFFIELD, UK

CITY HALL

0114 278 9789

TUESDAY 11TH

PORTSMOUTH, UK

GUILDHALL

0844 847 2362

TUESDAY 25TH

PLYMOUTH, UK

PLYMOUTH PAVILION

0845 146 1460

MAY 2017

TUESDAY 2ND

GLASGOW, UK

CLYDE AUDITORIUM

0844 395 4000

TUESDAY 9TH

BRIGHTON, UK

BRIGHTON CENTRE

0844 847 1515

SUNDAY 21ST

NEW YORK, USA

THEATRE AT MSG

+1 212-465-6741

WEDNESDAY 24TH

CHICAGO, USA

CHICAGO THEATRE

+1 312-462-6300

JUNE 2017

MONDAY 5TH

NEWCASTLE, UK

CITY HALL

0844 811 2121

THURSDAY 8TH

EDINBURGH, UK

EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE

0844 871 3014

TUESDAY 13TH

OXFORD, UK

OXFORD NEW THEATRE

0844 871 3020

SUNDAY 18TH

SOUTHAMPTON, UK

MAYFLOWER

02380 711811

SATURDAY 24TH

DUBLIN, IRELAND

3 ARENA

+353 18198888

WEDNESDAY 28TH

BIRMINGHAM, UK

BARCLAYCARD ARENA

0121 780 4141

JULY 2017

SATURDAY 1ST

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

ERICSONN GLOBE ARENA

+46(0)771310000 

FRIDAY 14TH

TORONTO, CANADA

MASSEY HALL

+1 416-872-4255

SEPTEMBER 2017

FRIDAY 8TH

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

AFAS LIVE AMSTERDAM

+31 (0)900 687 4242

FRIDAY 29TH

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

ROYAL ARENA

0045 32 460 460

OCTOBER 2017

WEDNESDAY 4TH

LONDON, UK

EVENTIM APOLLO

0844 249 4300

THURSDAY 5TH

LONDON, UK

EVENTIM APOLLO

0844 249 4300

FRIDAY 6TH

LONDON, UK

EVENTIM APOLLO

0844 249 4300

SATURDAY 7TH

LONDON, UK

EVENTIM APOLLO

0844 249 4300

SATURDAY 28TH

LOS ANGELES, USA

DOLBY THEATRE

+1 323-308-6300

 

 

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