Just a week after announcing an Aussie tour, promoters have issued a warning advising punters not to be duped by a scam involving Jamaican reggae musician Shaggy.
This time last week, music fans were met with the news that an impressive double-header would be taking place next year, with Shaggy and Sean Paul teaming up for a series of headline dates.
Already set to be in the country for the One Love Festival, these tour dates were undoubtedly exciting for fans, who hav been waiting at least a couple of years for them both to return to our shores.
Soon after the announcement though, Shaggy was forced to take to Instagram to warn fans of scammers out there using his name for nefarious deeds, claiming that “it wasn’t him” ripping folks off.
“It has come to my attention that there have been posts online from people purporting to be me and hitting up my fans for money while making false claims that they owe me something,” he explained. “I would like to make it clear that these are nothing more than an internet scam.
“They are not from me nor do they represent me in any way. It saddens me that this has become our reality & that innocent people are being dragged in to this ridiculousness. My best advice is to please not engage with these fake accounts.”
With some fans feeling a little bit cautious about buying tickets – which went on sale overnight – to these shows, promoters have issued a warning for fans to be careful when it comes to securing access to the upcoming gigs.
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As The Music notes, MJR Presents Director Scott Mesiti explained that the tour is indeed “100% the real deal”, though he urges fans to use common sense while purchasing tickets.
“To avoid disappointment and guarantee the tickets they buy are genuine, fans should avoid any unauthorised sellers and either purchase through the MJR Presents website or through our official ticketing partner, Ticketek,” he explained.
Tickets to the upcoming shows from Shaggy and Sean Paul are on sale now, with details available below.
Check out ‘It Wasn’t Me’ by Shaggy:
Sean Paul & Shaggy Australian Tour 2020
Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
Friday, January 31st, 2020
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW
Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
Perth Convention Center, Perth, WA
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Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast, QLD