Tickets for Phil Collins’ comeback tour sold out in seconds leaving many fans disappointed.
Collins is coming out of retirement to perform a five-night residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall in June before playing dates in Cologne and Paris.
Fans were outraged after tickets for the musician’s first live shows in a decade were snapped up in record time, only to appear on secondary ticket sites minutes later with eye-watering markup.
Buyers looking for tickets on Ticketmaster are now redirected to its official ticket reselling site Get Me In, where prices range from £290 to £2200.
Users voiced their annoyance with touts on Twitter, complaining that “Tickets for Phil Collins have been on sale for 3 mins and they’re already on resale on GETMEIN. People are the worst.”
Gutted about not getting tickets for my dad to see #PhilCollins 🙁 but tonnes of tickets on the resale site for £800… how is this fair?
— Beck? (@BBeecckki) October 21, 2016
Ohh, what a surprise! Tickets for Phil Collins all sold out and now going for £400.00 to £3.000 on Ticketmaster's reselling site. Wankers.
— andrew kay (@compboy1972) October 21, 2016
Others urged the Royal Albert Hall to discourage touting by preventing people with resold tickets from entering.
To accompany his tour, Collins has published a memoir entitled Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography which charts his career as a solo artist and as a member of Genesis.
Phil Collins 2017 tour dates
4 June – Royal Albert Hall, London
5 June – Royal Albert Hall, London
7 June – Royal Albert Hall, London
8 June – Royal Albert Hall, London
9 June – Royal Albert Hall, London
11 June – LANXESS Arena, Cologne
12 June – LANXESS Arena, Cologne
18 June – Accor Hotels Arena, Paris
19 June – Paris Accor Hotels Arena, Paris