The star says sorry after technical problems lead to fans on his Bowienet service getting the wrong tickets - or none at all...

David Bowie has apologised to fans after ticket sales for his LONDON ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL date were thrown into confusion.

Members of David Bowie‘s subscription-only ‘Bowienet’ website had been promised “best seats in the house” for the David Bowie‘s London show on June 29, the highlight of this year’s Meltdown festival.

But when they went on sale yesterday morning, fans complained of being offered worse seats than the RFH’s own public box office – and at a higher price.

Technical problems also led to some of the Bowienet online bookings going unprocessed.

David Bowie said in an official statement today: “It was a complete shambles and I

felt so bad about it.

“I really am sorry as I wanted it to swing along so smoothly. Thank goodness it seems to be operating OK again now though. For folk going to either New York, London or any of the European shows, we all are really looking forward to it and can’t wait to play for you.”

After fielding grumbles from fans on his messageboard, David Bowie also revealed that he had tested out the booking system himself – by buying a pair of tickets for his own show, and giving them back.

The London date is David Bowie‘s only confirmed UK show in support of new album, ‘Heathen’. He is also planning a Bowienet members-only gig at New York’s Roseland Ballroom, and various summer festival slots around Europe.