Watch: Celine Dion fans promised direct access to tickets after outrage over resale mark ups

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Frontier Touring took the bold move after announcing a third show for Dion, to try to stop the massive resale mark ups seen on tickets for her first two New Zealand shows.

Celine fans across the country were furious after missing out on tickets to the first two shows in general sales, only to find plenty of seats available on Ticketmaster Resale – at much higher prices.

Frontier’s New Zealand chief Brent Eccles says ticket scalping and reselling is hurting the industry.

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“Three people are being ripped off,” he says. “The artist, the fan, and the promoter.”

Eccles says Frontier has lobbied for some time to have Ticketmaster stop listings on its Resale site.

“We’ve had no luck until Celine. And it’s been a lot of pressure we’ve put on them,” he said.

“There was quite a bit of negotiation, shouting you might say.”

Ticketmaster wouldn’t respond to questions about the arrangement to restrict sales for the third show.

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