Time to prepare for Adele ticket onslaught

Fans need to be on the ball as it's expected there will be a rush for Adele tickets tomorrow. Photo / AP
Fans need to be on the ball as it's expected there will be a rush for Adele tickets tomorrow. Photo / AP

Adele tickets go on sale tomorrow - and there's going to huge demand if her Australian shows are anything to go by.

Tickets to the singer's Perth show, which went on sale for less than $300 on Monday, are already being resold for more than $5000 via ticket-reselling site Viagogo - more than 18 times their original price.

Other reselling sites were offering tickets for $2590 for the Adelaide and Melbourne shows, $1946 for Brisbane and $1349 for Sydney.

Presales for Adele's Mt Smart Stadium show went on sale yesterday, and demand was so high that many were left frustrated when they couldn't buy tickets.

The allocation sold out within 15 minutes, promoters said.

Scalpers don't seem to have started cashing in yet, as there were no listings for tickets to her March 23 show on Trade Me last night.

But that could change after sales to the general public open at midday tomorrow. Ticketmaster said it was expecting "huge demand".

Standard tickets range in price from $99 to $299.90, while VIP tickets are selling for as much as $799.90 each.

The VIP Hospitality package includes a half hour pre-show function at the venue, gourmet food, and drinks, an exclusive gift, and VIP check-in.

Ticketmaster has warned that tickets purchased through unauthorised sellers - including Viagogo and Ticketmaster's own resale site Ticketmaster Resale - will not guarantee entry.

Promoters Live Nation say they have worked extensively with Adele to establish "a number of measures to limit the extent of ticket reselling". They say there is a strict limit of four tickets per household and people who exceed that limit may have their order cancelled.

How to get tickets

• Open an account at ticketmaster.co.nz and log in ahead of time.

• Don't refresh your screen or log in on different devices - you could risk slowing down the process or losing your place in the queue. Patience is key.

• Keep an eye on the clock - there will be a time limit applied to all transactions as they're progressed through the ticket purchasing stages.

• Keep an eye on Ticketmaster's social channels - the company's Twitter followers are the first to find out about ticket updates, even after tickets have gone on sale.

- NZ Herald

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