Fans outraged by inflated prices on secondary ticket sites
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.”
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