Beyoncé’s non-stop publicity blitz has paid off. Tickets for the UK leg of her upcoming world tour sold out 12 minutes after going on sale at 9:30 am this morning, February 23.
General tickets for the singer’s 2013 “The Mrs Carter Show” tour sold out at breakneck speed leaving many fans disappointed and furious.
NME quotes @missellengaga on Twitter who wrote:
“This beyonce ticket lark has been bloody ridiculous, too many tickets were given for presale so next to none for general sale, yup fair.”
Another fan @CathyBarker wittily used a Beyoncé song title to express her frustration, writing, “The best thing I never had #beyoncetickets.”
Meanwhile, @eva_nora said, “If you’re booking #beyoncetickets I feel bad for you son… I got 99 problems but tickets ain’t one.”
British comedienne @KatieWeasel joked, “Haven’t seen this big a rush for tickets since Steve Brookstein’s tour of Costa Coffee shops #beyoncetickets.”
A sentiment echoed by @sophiekinloch who raged, “I’m watching about 100 sellers on Ebay to nab their bloody Beyonce tickets…”
Other fans directed their anger towards the ticket vendor Ticketmaster, after its website crashed in the wake of thousands of fans mobbing Ticketmaster UK.
“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!”
As one might expect, UK tickets for “Mrs Carter Show” tour have already made their way onto the auction site ebay. An example of the inflated prices tickets are going for on the site evident in the $914.46 (£600) price for just one ticket at Manchester.
After recently adding two three extra at London’s O2 Arena and one further at Manchester’s Arena, the UK leg of Beyoncé tour is as follows:
Birmingham LG Arena (April 27-27)
London O2 Arena (April 29-30, May 1, 3-5)
Manchester Arena (May 7-9)
The start point for the “Halo” singer’s world tour is Belgrade, Serbia on April 15. Dates in the UK and over 13 further countries follow, before the mother-of-one signs off at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 4.
Beyoncé is also strongly rumored to be heading up the UK’s V Festival, which takes place in both Chelmsford and Stafford over the weekend of August 17-18, Capital FM notes.
It seems the 31-year-old really does run the world.
Is Beyoncé playing in your home city, and if so will you be buying tickets to see her?