Adele Fans Angers After Tickets For Las Vegas Shows Sold For $35,000
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Adele fans have been angered after missing out on tickets to the British singer's glitzy residency in Las Vegas, then finding that tickets have are being offered for sale online for prices as much as $35,000 (£26,480).
Adele announced her ‘Weekends with Adele’ shows this week, promising a number of huge productions on Fridays and Saturdays between January and April, and – as you can probably imagine – people have been climbing over one another trying to get tickets.
The pre-sale didn’t last long, as the tickets were snapped up within minutes.
However, that means that a load of people were then made furious after tickets started showing up on re-sale websites just a few minutes afterwards at exorbitant prices.
Sites like StubHub and Ticketmaster were offering the chance to buy tickets for anywhere between $2,000 and $35,000.
One fan raged: "Adele out her rabbit a** mind with these concert ticket prices."
Another said: " ... guess we're the ones paying her husband alimony."he shows at Caesar’s Palace were advertises at ‘dynamic’ prices that were suspected to be around $400 or $500 per seat in the first place, before then being announced at the pre-sale as starting from $85 at the back to an already whopping $685 for seats down the front.
Incidentally, that dynamic ticket sale strategy meant that ‘ticket prices may fluctuate, based on demand, at any time.’
Still, anyone paying $35,000 for the privilege would either have to be the world’s largest Adele fan, have rocks in their head, or both.
This latest ticket outrage comes after a similar thing happened when Adele announced a number of extremely high profile shows in London’s Hyde Park in summer next year.
The tickets were already steep, but fans found them on re-sale sites for 10 times the price, with some being offered for as much as £7,500.
Once again, they sold out in seconds, but not all appear to have gone to hardcore fans, with many seemingly snapped up by skelpers looking to turn a significant profit.
Interestingly enough, that’s a risky strategy too, because the organisers – British Summer Time – have said that no-one will be getting in having not purchased the tickets themselves.
Still, that won’t stop some people trying to circumvent the rules.
One saddened fan commented: “Gutted I missed out on @Adele tickets. Already on resale sites at a 500% mark up.
“This totally undermines the artists, they don’t want their live shows to be elitist, someone like Adele wants her fans to hear her live.
“Looks like I’ll be listening on Alexa for the foreseeable."