Iron Maiden take on the ticket touts!

In a recent statement Iron Maiden’s manager, Rod Smallwood, has appealed to fans and fellow musicians alike to campaign against the secondary sales of gig tickets- more commonly known as ‘touting’.

In this statement Smallwood urges fans to write to MPs to fight for the cause now known as ‘Put Fans First’, in this statement he said:

Your support is critical to demonstrate to this Government that the Public are fully behind us in this opposition to the current abuses. We would urge all UK Iron Maiden and Metal Fans to consider supporting this Bill and assist ideally by emailing your local MP or simply going on Facebook or Twitter, and rallying behind the cause – Put Fans First.

Iron Maiden have uploaded a letter template to their official website, which can be found here:—secondary-ticketing.html

The Maiden manager also states:

“Using this template… or in your own words we would encourage you to email your MP asking them to support this amendment when it comes back to the House of Commons”.

You can find the full statement on their website:—secondary-ticketing.html

You can also follow the campaign on twitter via the account – @put_fans_first or at the official website

If you’re not sure who your MP is or how to contact them, you can find out by entering your postcode on

Neale McGeever
RAMzine Senior Contributor - I'm an entertainment writer ('journalist') from the North East. My favourite bands include Slipknot, Nirvana and Ninja Sex Party... I've freelanced for the likes of Kerrang!,Closer, Front, ZOO, and many others! I'm also big in to movies, video games, live comedy and!

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