March 23, 2006 10:44
Radiohead apologise for 'system meltdown'
Website crashes due to demand
Radiohead singer Thom Yorke has apologised to fans who were unable to get tickets for the group’s forthcoming club tour.
The band released a number of tickets via their official website yesterday for members of the group’s official mailing list.
However, when tickets were due to go on sale at midday demand was huge and the website couldn’t cope. Eventually they got it up and running, but some fans wasted hours attempting to get a ticket for the May tour.
Writing on the band’s official website, Thom said: “Sorry about the system meltdown. We were caught by surprise by the volume of traffic. Even though we should technically be able to handle it.. The numbers were far beyond what we expected. So sorry about all the confusion.”
The May dates are at:
Copenhagen KB Hall (May 6-7)
Amsterdam Heineken Hall (9-10)
Blackpool Empress Ballroom (12-13)
Wolverhampton Civic (15-16)
London Hammersmith Apollo (18-19)
Tickets for the Blackpool, Wolverhampton and London shows go on general sale on March 25.
For an exclusive interview with Thom Yorke about the tour, see this week’s issue of NME, out nationwide now.