Tickets for the Spice Girls‘ much-hyped ‘Spice World’ reunion tour went on sale on Saturday morning, but many fans have been left frustrated.
Taking to Twitter, many reported site crashes, error messages and long queue times online as they attempted to get their tickets.
— Amy Brooke (@AmyBrooke7) November 10, 2018
When Ticketmaster says 'oops something has gone wrong' during my quest for Spice Girls tickets. pic.twitter.com/QnJGK8KIF5
— Jess Long (@JessCiara) November 10, 2018
Some fans were more fortunate, however. “Don’t know what the fuss was/ is I was in and out of
@TicketmasterUK twice for @spicegirls tickets and did not que [sp] once” gloated one.
— John Myles (@JohnMyles1604) November 10, 2018
— Dave Walton (@WYFRSDaveWalton) November 10, 2018
Spice Girls tickets booked 😱 pic.twitter.com/o1IiqbrQke
— Aimee Dance (@aimee_l_dance) November 10, 2018
Some fans pointed out that despite their own frustrations, dozens of Spice Girls tickets are already up for sale through secondary sites.
Tickets for the Wembley Stadium gig listed from £169 at Viagogo. VIP packages are on sale there for over £2,000, and over £1,500 on StubHub.
#ticketmaster #spicegirls – 1000s of upset fans in queues ir getting errors trying to buy official tickets – but within 15 minutes the touts have 100s available. "Unexpectebly can't make it" to event they booked 30s ago. #bullshit pic.twitter.com/26AOxpRONF
— St Eve (@CamberleySigh) November 10, 2018
I think it’s vile that genuine fans who are desperate for @spicegirls tickets can’t get them, and yet people are immediately selling them for more than double the price on @StubHubUK – this shouldn’t be allowed and you should only be able to resell tickets at the price you paid! pic.twitter.com/CBIUAzWFPJ
— Kelsey (@adoseofkelsey) November 10, 2018
The reunited pop group will return to the stage in June for six shows across the UK, with the band set to visit the likes of Edinburgh, Bristol, and Glasgow on the tour. They’ll wrap up the string of dates with a huge gig at Wembley Stadium on June 15
While Geri Horner, Mel B, Emma Bunton and Mel C will all perform on the dates, Victoria Beckham has decided not to join the group for their first live shows since a one-off performance at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.
Taking to Instagram to comment on the tour announcement, Beckham said that she wished her bandmates “so much love and fun as they go back on tour next year.”
“Today marks a special day for the girls as they announce the first tour dates since we performed together in 2012!” she wrote on Instagram.