Adele concert tour of North America in five years’ tickets sold out within minutes for venues on the US East Coast, leaving thousands of fans waiting and pouring their anger and frustration on social media.
The British singer has record-breaking sales of 5.2 million units only in the US of her new album, 25. Fans informed ticketing website stuck for 45 minutes or more, only to find that seats were sold out for major cities on the tour that starts in July in St Paul, Minnesota, and ends in Mexico City on November 15.
Adele concert representatives said tickets for some shows were going on sale at 10:00am local time in the relevant cities. #Adeletickets and #Adelesoldout, with fans posting memes, messages and GIFs inspired by the Grammy Award-winning singer’s lyrics and music videos made a Twitter trending.
Tickets for many shows appeared within minutes on secondary market sites such as Stubhub, with asking prices ranging from $9,999 each for seats closest to the stage at New York’s Madison Square Garden to $300 each for those in the furthest reaches of the arena. Official prices ranged from $40 to $750 each for premium packages.
Adele’s 25 is already the biggest-selling album of 2015 in the US, and have broken records since 1991. Adele Concert Tickets for her UK and European concert tour, starting in February, also sold out within minutes when they went on sale earlier this month.