SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The frenzy of Adele fans trying to score tickets to the singer’s first tour in five years trended high on social media Thursday as many expressed their outrage at being unable to purchase coveted seats that sold out in minutes.
Tickets for the highly anticipated North American “25” tour — which includes three dates in the Bay Area (July 30-31 at the SAP Center in San Jose and August 2 at Oracle Arena in Oakland) — went on sale at 10 a.m. local time across the U.S.
The high demand left many fans out in the cold as the Ticketmaster website was swamped with requests. Most found that the tickets were long gone by the time they got the message “There are no tickets available that meet your request. Please select a different quantity or choose another price range.”
Many took to social media to vent their frustration.
Tickets for the three Bay Area concerts that originally went for $39.50-$149.50 were already appearing on StubHub.com ranging from $260 to as much as $10,000 per ticket.