Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones Tickets, Are they sold out already? (There's always eBay)19 October 2012
Rolling Stones Tickets, Are they sold out already? (There's always eBay)
Seems like the Rolling Stones tickets fiasco wasn't really anything of the sort. Faced with prices of over £400 for a single ticket, it looks as though Rolling Stones fans have gobbled up the tickets for the band's dates at the O2 Arena, London, in November - and in record time.
Official retailer Ticketmaster.co.uk are now showing the foreboding message "We're experiencing high demand. You will be automatically directed to the page requested as soon as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience." What that basically means is, a million people are trying to do the same thing is as you, and at the end of the day, all one million of you will get smashed in the face by a big old 'SOLD OUT' message when you eventually get through. Twitter user Ian Youngs kind of summed things up this morning, tweeting, "The "cheap" tickets for the Rolling Stones predictably disappeared at 1 second past nine. Was offered one for £406 instead. Hmmm.. no thanks." To be fair Ian, the £406 tickets now look a steal considering the re-sale value of these things. Seatwave.com are offering floor seating tickets in block A2 for £125,0000 each. Yep, that's £125,000 - over a 30,000% increase in price. Former Skins actress Kaya Scodelario was one of the many disappointed Stones' fans, tweeting, "So unbelivably gutted I couldn't get Rolling Stones tickets.. I hate you Lloyds and I hate you ticket master." [sic] We're still waiting for official word from Ticketmaster, though it doesn't look good guys.
But here's an idea: Why not get you and a friend tickets for the shows in Newark, New Jersey (on sale later today), book a fancy hotel, buy yourself two shiny Rolling Stones t-shirts, buy every record they've ever made to increase the excitement. Hell, try buy a stake in the band itself. It'll still total far less than £125,000.