Published: Mon, December 21, 2015
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Ten million tried to snap up Adele US tour tickets

Ten million tried to snap up Adele US tour tickets

No news of an Australian tour from Adele as of yet.

Approximately 10 million people attempted to purchase Adele tickets when they went on sale Thursday, according to a Ticketmaster memo that was sent to employees after ticketless fans lashed out at the ticketing service when the singer's 2016 USA tour quickly sold out. However, the ticket seller did tell Billboard that despite the heavy traffic, its site "did not crash and performed very well, in spite of truly unprecedented demand". Nearly immediately, hundreds of tickets initially sold for between £23 and £70 were being offered on resale websites for up to £6,000 a pair.

"Thanks to your efforts - even with what I'm told was easily an all-time record of 10 million + fans rushing to our site - we delivered a good experience for as many fans as possible", he wrote in a memo obtained by the Huffington Post.

Confirming the official excuse for the wobbles, he went on: "Unfortunately, when there is such a exceptional artist with unprecedented demand against short supply, there are inevitably going to be disappointed fans".

Adele's North American tour was only announced on Monday and follows a lengthy United Kingdom and European tour next year.

Her new record sparked "Adelemania" in America - a video of its first single, Hello, has been watched more than 760million times on YouTube. Bloody Adele, not satisfied with breaking all those album sales records, now she's insisting on breaking all the ticketing records too. To put that into perspective, New York City has roughly 8 million people living in it...one quarter of them may have been trying to see Adele.

 

 

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