Beyoncé tickets struggle for fans as Ticketmaster crashes
It was always going to be a bit of a bun fight to get tickets for Beyoncé's UK shows. However, fans were left disappointed today as several ticket-selling websites, including Ticketmaster, failed to cope with the huge demand, crashing before many got to the final stages of purchasing their coveted tickets.
Tickets for the 11 dates Beyoncé is playing in the UK on her Mrs. Carter world tour went on sale at 9.30am on Saturday morning (23 February) but sold out in just 10 minutes. Tickets in the pre-sale earlier this week to O2 Priority customers also sold out in minutes.
Ticketmaster, one of the biggest ticket-selling sites in the country, shared the bad news that they had sold out. They tweeted: "We’re really sorry, demand was massive and we’ve sold out of our allocation. @Beyonce is the most popular solo artist in the world!"
Fans on Twitter raged about how they couldn't buy tickets, with others complaining that touts had already started selling them on eBay for up to £500 a pop despite the fact that, at face value, they are worth around £50-£85.
"Pfffffft it's not like I wanted Beyonce tickets anyway. She's not even the best member of Destiny's child. #Denial," one fan wrote, while another added: "Tried to get Beyoncé tickets. Didn't get them. At least I got to watch the Ticketmaster loading page for 15 minutes."
"Beyoncè tickets are the best thing I never had," another tweeted quipped.
Even celebrities have struggled to get tickets to see Beyoncé. Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington is just one who failed to get the coveted tickets.
And, as with all things Twitter, many found humour in the sorry situation...
This is the biggest farce and fraud I have ever come across. We were on the phone exactly on time and spent all day and evening trying to get the tickets at the prices advertised.Firstly you couldnt get through,then were told the cheapest were £180 and rising.
Im not in a position to pay that price for my grandson to go see her no matter how much I want to.
All the ticket offices started their prices at the minimum of £180 and went up.Every single beyonce site I went onto it was the same.
To make matters worse.Somehow Ebay sellers had manages to get 100's of tickets and selling them at rediculous prices,some even as high as a million pound.How did they manage to get tickets and we ordinary fan cant. This is a shameful way of exploitng ordinary fans and someone should put a stop on it.Ebay if your reading this then you should ban sales of tickets like this as its obvious they have been purchased solely to make lots of money from those who cant afford it.
Bit of a farce really - at least i got to see her 'Sasha Fierce show' - got tickets at the front too!