Adele’s first tour in four years is already a big deal — and tickets haven’t even gone on general sale yet! Presales started Wednesday, and fans are having trouble getting their hands on tickets.
Presale codes were sent to only a select group of fans who registered on Adele’s website (which has stopped taking new users until after tour tickets go on sale to the general public). While a smaller group should have made it easier to get tickets, fans still had difficulty. They waited in queues on the British singer's website to try to get tickets.
— Donna L. Cole (@AnnapCreative) December 16, 2015
Several fans waited over an hour to get to seats to see Adele live. However, even waiting didn’t guarantee tickets.
— Melinda Billingsley (@melindareyna) December 16, 2015
— Mike Helm (@mikehelm) December 16, 2015
— Brittany Moore (@brittanyM00RE) December 16, 2015
Wasted an hour at work to not get @Adele pre sale tickets. I should be allowed to go home early with how upset I am about this.
— Makenzie (@Makenzie5) December 16, 2015
— Jeff Ronald (@jronald08) December 16, 2015
Was in the queue for Adele pre-sale tickets in less than 30 seconds, about an hour later, never made it past the queue, pre-sale sold out.
— Lauren Sasha (@Unsolaced) December 16, 2015
— Nicole Buckley (@Nicole_Buckley) December 16, 2015
Some fans did get through to buy tickets but weren't able to find two seats together.
— GladiateSomething (@btmofthemap) December 16, 2015
— tonyxrx (@tonyxrx) December 16, 2015
Some Adele followers are nervous they won't get to watch the singer live. The 27-year-old doesn’t tour every year, so fans don’t know when they’ll have another chance.
The “Hello” singer seemed just as excited as her audience during her NBC concert special. “I’ve honestly missed you all so much,” Adele told the crowd at New York's Radio City Music Hall. “I know I’ve been quiet. I just wanted to come back and surprise you.”
This tour will be her first in the U.S. in four years. Of course, there were some lucky fans who scored tickets. They were very excited to share that they would be seeing the singer on her U.S. tour.
— Michelle Widner (@MichWidner) December 16, 2015
— Michael Hill (@_michaeldavid) December 16, 2015
— Rebecca Clouthier (@RClouthier1) December 16, 2015
— Chase Hunt (@chase_hunt) December 16, 2015
— Angela Marie (@missgelly83) December 16, 2015
Those who didn’t make it to the front of the presale line will still have another chance. The early sales included only a small portion of the tickets that will eventually be available. The rest of Adele’s U.S. tour tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday. Though if the presale was this difficult for fans, hopeful concertgoers should expect the general sale to be even more stressful. For more details on how to buy tickets, click here.