Ed Sheeran "Angry" At Certain US Venues For Charging Fans For Early Gig Access

5 October 2012, 15:32 | Updated: 5 October 2012, 15:59

The 'A Team' singer says he has contacted certain venues asking them not to charge fans for early access to his concerts.

Ed Sheeran has hit out at several US venues on his current promotional jaunt across America for trying to rip off some of his biggest fans.

The 'Lego House' singer posted several comments on Twitter yesterday (4th October) after discovering some venues had been offering fans early access to the concerts for an extra cost, and confirmed that he and his team do not endorse this.

"Just been told that some venues on this tour have been going round the queue and offering queueing fans to pay for early access into the venue," Ed tweeted on Thursday. "This is not how me and my team work, and has nothing to do with us."

The 'Small Bump' singer-songwriter reassured fans that they had contacted the venues in question and come to an agreement to not to continue with the practice.

"We got in touch with all the venues to tell them to stop and they are donating all the money they took to homeless charities in the area," Ed explained. "A bit angry that people take advantage of my fans like that but it's all sorted now, and a positive has come from it.

He added: "Sorry to any fan affected x."

Check out a picture of Ed Sheeran performing a live show in Los Angeles earlier this week below (Credit: Getty):

Ed has been over in America performing several shows in recent weeks, and gave a live performance of his single 'The A Team' on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week on daytime US TV.

Ed Sheeran is expected to begin a new 19 date tour across North America from early 2013.