The Cure’s Robert Smith said the band had cancelled 7,000 tickets across 2,200 orders found on secondary resale websites, in an attempt to tackle touts.

Ahead of The Cure’s Songs Of A Lost Word tour in North America, Smith previously persuaded Ticketmaster to partially refund the fees it had charged ticket buyers, having said they “sickened” him.

The band’s frontman said all the fees paid on the original tickets will be donated to Amnesty and Amnesty International, with the ticket themselves to be resold to fans.

Smith tweeted, “Beware another scalper scam: offering to sell/send account login details to get around TM transfer limitations… any/all tickets obtained in this way will be cancelled, and original fees paid on those tickets will not be refunded…

“A weekend thought… this ongoing TM ‘conversation’ is not taking place in a vacuum… the system that values profit over people is really what needs to be changed…”