Paul McCartney‘s fans have hit out online, after tickets for his UK tour seemingly sold out within seconds.
The Beatles icon is set to play three dates in Liverpool, Glasgow and London this December in support of his new album “Egypt Station”.
But as tickets went on sale at 10AM, fans claimed that they were completely unable to secure tickets.
Despite waiting patiently for the tickets to go on sale, they reportedly found that none were unavailable as soon as they accessed the purchase page.
Posting on Twitter, one fan raged: “Been waiting since 9.30 to get @PaulMcCartney tickets as soon as it turned 10am all tickets had gone.”
@TicketmasterUK @PaulMcCartney @EchoArena so how the hell do you get tickets then? Advertised to go on general sale – impossible to get them. A lot of disappointed people and they'll be on the resale site for 5 X value in minutes. Hang your heads
— Greg Foster (@gregfoster81) July 16, 2018
— Juicy (@lucyvfarrell_) July 16, 2018
Paul McCartney tickets went on sale at 10AM this morning, 3 dates Glasgow, Liverpool, London. Fans have been on Ticketmaster and AXS since 10, and are left empty-handed. The same old story! This has to change!
— Vibe Tickets (@VibeTickets) July 16, 2018
Vibe Tickets wrote: “Paul McCartney tickets went on sale at 10AM this morning, 3 dates Glasgow, Liverpool, London. Fans have been on Ticketmaster and AXS since 10, and are left empty-handed. The same old story! This has to change!”
Others noted that tickets immediately appeared on secondary resale sites, where they were being retailed at hugely inflated prices.
“Maddening! How is this right? None available to fans at 10am on the official
@TicketmasterUK & @AXS_UK sites yet plenty available immediately on viagogo. What a complete racket!”, one fan wrote.
Absolutely disgusting. @PaulMcCartney tickets seemingly “sold out” at 10:01, loads on Viagogo by 10:02 though and look how many are there by 10:28. Don’t worry fans, there are still thousand of tickets left… for x3 the price. Terrible @TicketmasterUK @TheSSEHydro @EchoArena pic.twitter.com/SBMDutUVsj
— Ryan Davison Crisp (@dpgcrimethink) July 16, 2018
Another said: “Absolutely disgusting.
@PaulMcCartney tickets seemingly “sold out” at 10:01, loads on Viagogo by 10:02 though and look how many are there by 10:28.”
And one claimed that the tickets were gone “within seconds”.
— James Falconer (@Falcy11) July 16, 2018
NME has contacted Ticketmaster for a response to the claims.
Meanwhile, it was recently hinted that Macca could headline Glastonbury next year.
Asked by BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley about the prospect, she responded: “Oh we always want him – he’s top of our list. We’ll have to see.”