Furious Peter Kay fans claim they were kicked off Ticketmaster after queueing for hours
| Last updated
Peter Kay launched the general admission tickets for his tour today, and fans have been left seething at being unable to get their hands on tickets for his comedy show.
Hopeful audience-goers claimed they were kicked off of Ticketmaster - the ticketing company selling tickets across all of the comedian’s tour dates - after painfully queuing for hours.
Taking to Twitter, fans attempting to purchase tickets through the site appeared sorely disappointed as they shared their experience.
One fan, Abbey Fields, tagged both Ticketmaster and Kay in her post to share that she was taken off the ticket selling site ‘three times at payment’.
She wrote: “@Ticketmaster @peterkay_co_uk managed to get through to buy tickets 3 times, all 3 times kicked out at payment - waiting well over an hour - complaints just sending automated messages and can’t get through to anyway - ridiculous."
She continued: “@Ticketmaster @peterkay_co_uk now redirected back into a queue of over 185,000 people...
“Really disappointing after getting tickets for last show and that was cancelled for an understandable reason.”
Another fan of the comedian, Anne Mckenna, claimed that she had been trying to purchase tickets ‘since 9.30am’, having been told every time she made it to the front of the queue that there were no tickets left.
She said: “I’ve tried getting tickets since 9.30am via @Ticketmaster every time I got through to purchase, no availability at any Birmingham venue for any date, it’s a complete joke! A friend got through then kicked out upon checkout. Found some for resale £160 each!!”
Meanwhile, Jake Rigby, who was trying to get his hands on tickets at Newcastle Utilita Arena, told LADbible he was queuing for over five hours before being told that the show was sold-out.
Rigby, a 26-year-old in the Armed Forces, said: “To be honest, I think what they’re doing is an absolute joke.
“[I’ve] been queuing for five and a half hours to get to the front of the queue, only to be told they’ve sold out for my chosen arena,” he claimed.
The Middlesbrough-native alleged: “You’re then given the opportunity to pick tickets for another arena only to be thrown to the back of the queue again.”
Rigby, who then attempted to purchase tickets for the show at the AO Arena in Manchester, ‘couldn’t understand’ why the system at Ticketmaster prevented people from queuing after tickets were sold out.
He said: “I can’t understand why there isn’t a system in place that cuts people off from queuing when the total capacity for the arena is met. Makes me think, ‘are we really queuing? Or is it luck of the draw?’”
When contacted for comment, Ticketmaster initially told LADbible it had seen 'no issues' on the site.
LADbible has reached out to Ticketmaster for further comment following the complaints.
It comes as Kay's website crashed once again as his tour tickets went on general sale today.