Mancunian legend has issued a response after fans voiced complaints over not being able to purchase pre-sale tickets for the singer’s upcoming UK and Ireland arena tour. Following his intimate run of launch shows and huge festival slots at the likes of Glastonbury and Reading & Leeds 2017, the former Oasis frontman will now play his biggest solo headline gigs to date – taking in massive venues including Manchester Arena and London’s Alexandra Palace during October and December.
A 48-hour ticket pre-sale via Ticketmaster had been promised to fans that pre-ordered Gallagher’s debut solo album. However, fans have since complained that tickets sold out within minutes when the pre-sale began at 10am this morning (Wednesday, September 10). Others claimed that they failed to receive an access code despite pre-ordering the release.
“Absolute farce, Pre order an album to get pre release and they sell out in 1 minute. Pissed off ever so slightly,” one fan wrote on Twitter. Another said: “Get all the pre-sale codes and can’t even buy my ticket! So much for 1st come 1st served!”
Fans have also noted how many pre-sale tickets have already made their way to secondary ticketing websites. Some tickets on GetMeIn are selling for £300 and Viagogo have tickets priced at £374.
Gallagher has since responded to the complaints with a series of tweets, writing: “COOL IT OUT,” before adding: “We’re sorting it out stay cool brothers n sisters”. He went on to state that there would be “more tickets coming back on sale and we are enforcing limited per person & cancelling any multiple purchases”.