Ten Million Tried to Snap Up Adele U.S. Tour Tickets
Around 10 million fans fought to buy tickets for Adele’s U.S. tour even though there were only 750,000 seats available. The tickets sold out shortly after going on sale on Thursday, four days after she announced she would be touring in America from July next year.
Editors at Huffington Post report that only 750,000 tickets were available for the entire U.S. tour, but 10 million fans logged onto to Ticketmaster’s website in an attempt to secure places at the long-awaited gigs. Four million devotees reportedly attempted to snap up the 120,000 tickets that were available for her six shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden in August. Jared Smith, president of Ticketmaster North America, thanked staff for their efforts in keeping the site up and running while a record number of users logged on to get the tickets. “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. The “Hello” star recently opened up about her reluctance to tour, and told British newspaper The Times that she is frightened by how lonely she finds it. “Performing to that many people for every night, for that long, I find something very lonely about it. Which sounds weird, because you’re performing for like, 20,000 people every night, but you leave on your own,” she said. “You don’t go home and, like, share a bed with 20,000 people and have a little pyjama [sic] party and watch movies. “Obviously I’m going to have my friends with me and I’m going to have my family with me, but the thought of how lonely that could be frightens me more than the load of doing a worldwide tour.”