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Thom Yorke addresses fans after Radiohead tour sells out in minutes

By Eric DuVall   |   Updated March 19, 2016 at 8:42 PM
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LONDON, March 19 (UPI) -- Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke took to Twitter to express frustration the band's new tour sold out in minutes online, with many fans crying foul after being shut out.

"I'm as [epxletive] off as you are and I'm only human," Yorke posted after thousands of fans lined up to buy tickets to Radiohead's WASTE tour, its first in four years.

The band had initiated a strict identification system in an effort to prevent online ticket bots from swarming sites and gobbling up all the tickets in a matter of minutes — which is precisely what happened when they went on sale Friday.

The band said in a Facebook post the venue rules will still apply and those purchasing tickets on secondary sites could run the risk of being denied entry if they're found with tickets that violate the ID policy, which will still be in place despite the obvious ticket trolling online.

Ticket UpdateDemand for tickets has far exceeded supply and all Radiohead's headline shows are now sold out.Strict...

Posted by Radiohead on Friday, March 18, 2016

"Please carefully check the original rules for the venue concerned," the band said. "Many of the tickets will be named and stringent ID checks will be in place so you risk being refused entry to the venue. We hope you understand the need to put such measures in place to give more fans a chance to get to the shows."

Fans of the legendary indie rock group known for their emotionally charged songs poked fun at the situation on Twitter, with one shut-out fan commenting: "Off to listen to 'Exit Music' on loop now while sitting under a cold shower weeping gently."

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