Adele tickets are officially harder to get than Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kit or even Drake’s new lipstick. Tickets for the British singer’s 56-date U.S. tour sold out within minutes that they were released on early Thursday morning, claim reports.
Adele’s tickets for her U.S. tour sold out in minutes, angering fans. Some even took to social media to express their outrage. The millions of fans who wanted to get their hands on Adele tickets exclaimed that the tickets sold out in minutes. Tickets for the singer’s highly-anticipated U.S. 25 tour went on sale at 10 a.m. EST time.
The high demand left many fans without Adele tickets as the Ticketmaster site’s bandwith was being tested. Most were greeted with the overly optimistic (and clever) message, “Hello, you’re now currently in line to search for tickets. But a lot of other fans want to see Adele too! So sit tight, and we’ll keep the line moving as fast as we can while tickets are still available.” While others received the message, “There are no tickets available that meet your request. Please select a different quantity or choose another price range.”
The reason why Adele tickets are so hard to get is because scalpers are already selling them on other websites. On StubHub, there are tickets going for as much as $3,500, according to Music.Mic. Tickets for the Bay Area concerts were also appearing on StubHub, ranging from $260 to as much as $10,000 per ticket. Notorious ticket scalper Marks Tickets has tickets ranging from $240 to as much as $10,000 each!
Adele has been desperately trying to stop scalpers from reselling her concert tickets on other sites. The “Hello” singer teamed up with Songkick, a site that specializes in ticket sales through official artist websites and fan clubs, to manage the sales of her tickets and to prevent them from ending up in the hands of scalpers. But unfortunately that did not work since several reports have seen Adele tickets sold on second-party ticket sites. But according to an estimate, Songkick’s efforts saved Adele’s fans over $6.3 million in markups on secondary ticketing sites.
Jonathan Dicken, Adele’s manager, released a statement about those dirty online scalpers.
“By selling the highest number of tickets we were able to through our own channels, and working with Songkick and their technology, we have done everything within our power to get as many tickets as possible in the hands of the fans who have waited for years to see her live.”
In Great Britain, Songkick sold 40 percent of Adele’s tickets. But the company’s control is limited in North America, where it only sold 8 percent of available seats. It also doesn’t help that Stub Hub is one of the largest secondary ticketing sites in the U.S.
Adele tickets aren’t the only hottest items in town though. On Cyber Monday, Kylie Jenner’s lip kits sold out within seconds once it made its debut online. The $29 liquid lipstick and matching liner sets sold out yet again on Monday, Dec. 14.
In addition, Drake’s Tom Ford lipstick sold out within 15 minutes online and in stores, according to reports. The lipstick made its debut on Monday, Dec. 14 when the “Hotline Bling” shade went on sale for $35 on the Tom Ford site. The exclusive Drake shade is part of Tom Ford’s 25-piece lipstick collection called Lipstick & Boys, first released in November 2014.
But if you missed out on the sale of the Drake-inspired lipstick, you can now get it on eBay for a cool $225.
Why should we stop at Tom Ford’s “Drake” lipstick? https://t.co/7l0mf49PxD
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) December 16, 2015
— Complex UK (@complex_uk) December 15, 2015
Like most fans, Drake has Adele fever. The rapper has since responded to the singer’s request to remix his hit single “Hotline Bling.” He told reporters in Toronto that he would “do anything with Adele. I’d literally go to Adele’s house right now and do laundry for her.”
Imagine if Drake headlined on Adele’s tour. Then tickets would probably be even harder to get! Maybe their concert would include a free Drake-inspired lipstick? What are your thoughts? Did you find it difficult to get your hands on Adele tickets? Sound off below in the comments section.
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