Tickets for Britney Spears’ upcoming Piece Of Me Tour are in high demand.

Tickets for Britney Spears’ upcoming Piece Of Me Tour are in high demand.

The pop princess announced an exclusive presale for fans last week ahead of tickets going on sale for the general public a few days later. It took only several minutes for a huge portion of the tickets to be gobbled up. It even incentivized the Glory singer to tack on a couple of extra dates, including one at the O2 Arena in London and another in Atlantic City.

Now, here’s where things get a little dicey. Multiple sites are reporting during the first few minutes of the presale, Live Nation’s website crashed. When it came back online, hundreds of tickets were gobbled up and immediately sold for resale on sites like Stubhub, Seatwave and eBay for hundreds of dollars more.

As Metro.co.uk points out, a face value ticket via Live Nation for the O2 show cost £141, while the same ticket on Stubhub was being sold for £1,250. Ditto for tickets to her show at Brighton Pride – face value was £65 but listed for £365 on resale sites. 

See what Exhale is saying about this.

What does this mean? It means yes, most of the tickets were sold(!!!), but were put up for resale. 

Here’s a reported list of dates currently sold out:

O2, London – 24th August – Capacity: 20,000 – SOLD OUT
O2, London – 25th August – Capacity: 20,000 – SOLD OUT
Telenor Arena, Norway – 10th August – Capacity: 25,000 – SOLD OUT
Mercedes Benz Arena, Germany – 6th August – 17,000 – SOLD OUT
Borgata, Atlantic City, – 19th July – 3,200 – SOLD OUT
Borgata, Atlantic City, – 20th July – 3,200 – SOLD OUT
Borgata, Atlantic City, – 21st July – 3,200 – SOLD OUT
Goransson Arena, Sweden – August 11th – 10,000 – SOLD OUT
Radio City Music Hall, New York – July 23rd – 6,015 – SOLD OUT
Radio City Music Hall, New York – July 24th – 6,015 – SOLD OUT
3 Arena, Dublin, Ireland – August 20th – 13,000 – SOLD OUT
SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland – August 22nd – 13,000 – SOLD OUT

To fight criminal ticket schemes like this, artists like Taylor Swift have devised an ingenious plan. By purchasing her official merchandise, fans are given a “better” spot in line to buy tickets to her tour. It’s still a ploy for more money, but at least it’s going to the artist AND allowing fans to actually attend.

Still, a win’s a win?

Are YOU going to see Britney on tour this summer? Leave a comment below!

And while you’re at it… follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

4 Responses

  1. Okay, but tbh, this was obviously the goal. You don’t schedule a tour for one of the world’s most popular acts who hasn’t tour the country in ten years in a limited number of small theatres. Arenas, stadiums. Come on, people. Don’t act surprised.

  2. This is sad news….. 🙁
    A tour of our favourite artist should be a time for celebration, not a moment of stress and fighting for tickets, let alone spending SO much money… Lately I’m not attending many concerts for this exact reason. Not because I couldn’t pay for an “official” ticket, but because they are harder and harder to get, and when you finally do, it’s usually overpriced… 🙁

Leave a Reply