Radiohead announced earlier this week a number of dates for their upcoming world tour, and when tickets went on sale on Friday, they sold out within minutes. Now, the fans that weren’t able to land their tickets are outraged.
Following the quick sellout, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke warned their fans about purchasing tickets from secondary sites like StubHub.
“All headline shows are now sold out. Despite the strict rules, tickets inevitably will find their way onto secondary ticketing sites…” Yorke tweeted Friday afternoon. “If you’re thinking of buying a ticket from a secondary sites PLEASE PLEASE carefully check the original rules of the venue concerned…”
— NME (@NME) March 18, 2016
“MANY OF THE TICKETS WILL BE NAMED & STRINGENT ID CHECKS WILL BE IN PLACE; YOU RISK BEING REFUSED ENTRY TO THE VENUE,” Yorke continued, linking to a schedule of their tour. “We hope you understand the need to put such measures in place to give more fans a chance to get to the shows.”
StubHub does have several thousand Radiohead tickets for sale. However, fans will have to pay a hefty price if they choose to purchase them. The cheapest ticket for a larger venue like Madison Square Garden in New York is $190, and the ticket prices go up to $1,215.
Radiohead announced the dates for their latest tour on Monday. The tour will be kicking off in Amsterdam on May 20 and will be wrapping up in Mexico City on October 4. Radiohead will make their way through Europe, the United States, Japan, and Mexico. Check out the full list of Radiohead tour dates below.
05/20 Amsterdam – Heineken Music Hall
05/21 Amsterdam – Heineken Music Hall
05/23 Paris – Le Zenith
05/24 Paris – Le Zenith
05/26 London – Roundhouse
05/27 London – Roundhouse
05/28 London – Roundhouse
06/26 New York – Madison Square Garden
06/27 New York – Madison Square Garden
07/04 Los Angeles – Shrine Auditorium
07/08 Los Angeles – Shrine Auditorium
10/03 Mexico City – Palacio De Los Deportes
10/04 Mexico City – Palacio De Los Deportes
Needless to say, Radiohead fans were furious when they attempted to purchase their tickets only to find out that they sold out in less than 20 minutes. Many of the fans took to social media to voice their outrage.
Trying to get Radiohead tickets like pic.twitter.com/VATSHVO5cU
— jack (@TheNewMet) March 18, 2016
As a Radiohead fan I’m sad I missed out on tickets but there’s a part of me likes being sad, probably why I’m a Radiohead fan.
— Scott Dooley (@scottdools) March 18, 2016
10:00:00 AM: I try to get Radiohead tickets
10:00:10 AM: I throw my laptop into a river
— nina (@smeagolsfree) March 18, 2016
Cheers Radiohead for making that basically impossible.
— Thom Green (@ThomSonny) March 18, 2016
I don’t think Radiohead even got Radiohead tickets
— Katrina (@katrinamirpuri) March 18, 2016
who actually got radiohead tickets??? did those tickets even exist???????? do radiohead even exist??????????
— hayley (@apocaIypsenow) March 18, 2016
I refuse to believe anyone actually got Radiohead tickets this morning. It’s all just an elaborate torture trick.
— Roman Emmanuel Tagoe (@Tagoer) March 18, 2016
Being 16,230th in a ticket queue for a 1,500 capacity venue isn’t very reassuring.. #Radiohead
— WOLVES OF WINTER. (@EvergI0w) March 18, 2016
— Lauren Presser (@LaurenPresser) March 18, 2016
Along with their upcoming tour, Radiohead will be stopping for a few extra performances. Primavera Sound announced its 2016 lineup in January, revealing that Radiohead will indeed be performing at the Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona, Spain. The event runs from June 1-5. The group will also be performing at Portugal’s Nos Alive festival on July 8 and Switzerland’s OpenAir St. Gallen festival, which runs between June 30 and July 3, according to Billboard.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) March 18, 2016
Radiohead will also be releasing their ninth studio album in 2016, although an official date or name for the album hasn’t been released.
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