Tickets for Adele's first U.S. tour in four years went on sale Thursday morning and they quickly disappeared, leaving some fans singing "hello from the outside." Emotions ranged from disappointment and anger for those who got shut out from the British singer's highly anticipated "25" tour, to sheer joy for those who scored a seat.
Many tweeted about difficulties they were having with Adele's website and Ticketmaster, which included long wait times and errors when tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. EST Thursday. A lot of these issues were similar to the ones people faced when trying to get tickets through the presale Wednesday.
— Meaghan O'Connor (@littlelimedress) December 17, 2015
— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) December 17, 2015
— Courtney A (@courtneyalund) December 17, 2015
I've got 99 problems and no #AdeleTickets
— Evan Knoespel (@simplyevan) December 17, 2015
Going into Thursday, the New York Times reported that the 27-year-old singer had a plan to keep tickets away from scalpers. Adele teamed up with a website called Songkick, which specializes in ticket sales through artists’ websites and fan clubs.
For her U.K. tour dates, the website was able to block 53,000 tickets from being sold to likely scalpers. Adele's manager Jonathan Dickins said it was their goal to make sure tickets would go to fans without them having to pay large amounts on markups.
"By selling the highest number of tickets, we were able to through our own channels, and working with Songkick and their technology, we have done everything within our power to get as many tickets as possible in the hands of the fans who have waited for years to see her live,” Dickins said.
However, her plan couldn't stop everyone. Some of those who were able to purchase tickets have started to put them up for sale on sites like StubHub. The prices on Ticketmaster or the singer's website ranged from $39.50 to $149.50 for tickets, according to CNN. The current prices on StubHub for tickets range from $1,000-$6,000, and they could go even higher. After fans saw the cost of tickets being resold, they wasted no time sharing how they really felt on Twitter.
There is a special place in hell for people who bought #Adeletickets and are now reselling them for absurd prices.
— MerryCilia (@MarciliaLoubach) December 17, 2015
— Heather W. (@HWildeNYC) December 17, 2015
#adeletickets thank you scalpers for buying all the tickets and reselling them at such a profit that true fans cannot buy them.
— amy hopkins (@hopcat71) December 17, 2015
People selling #AdeleTickets for $2,000?! That better come with a guaranteed lifetime friendship with her as well.
— Ashton Grieger (@Ashgrieger) December 17, 2015
— Jessica Castellano (@JCas915) December 17, 2015
Not all fans had bad luck when the tickets went on sale. After spending hours on their computers and having everything go right, many shared tweets of joy that they were able to get seats for the 2016 shows.
— Laura Vogel (@laurahvogel) December 17, 2015
— Rina (@Karinabeanaa) December 17, 2015
— Tux13s (@tux13s) December 17, 2015
It's no surprise that Adele's tour is selling out so quickly. Her new album "25" has been shattering record sales since it was released on Nov. 20. The record has sold over $5 million copies, which is the first album to do that in a calendar year since her previous release "21," according to Billboard.