Fans angry over fight for Adele concert tickets
December 17, 2015
(CNN) -- If you weren't able to score Adele concert tickets, you are not alone.
As tickets for the British songstress' "25" North American tour went on sale Thursday, social media was filled with disappointed fans who used a popular refrain from her hit: "Hello from the other side; I must have tried a thousand times."
Heading over to reseller StubHub won't make you feel better.
Tickets there cost several hundred dollars to several thousand. The prices for those lucky enough to score from Ticketmaster or the diva's site found prices ranging from $39.50 to $149.50.
Wednesday's presale gave fans a glimpse of how in-demand the tickets are.
Those who registered for Adele.com were emailed a presale code to try to nab tickets early.
The struggle for Adele tickets is real, and not everyone was successful in their quest. One fan shared the stress with a cry of "Someone give me a Xanax and a shot of tequila."
Adele's 56 North American tour dates will kick off in St. Paul, Minnesota, on July 5 and end November 15 in Mexico City. It will be her first tour on this side of the pond in four years.
The excitement was heightened by Monday's NBC concert special "Adele Live In New York City." Deadline reported that 11.2 million viewers tuned in, making it the network's most-watched concert special since the "Cher Farewell Tour" lured more than 16 million viewers in 2003.
Even celebs were freaking out over the special, with actor David Arquette tweeting, "I'm already crying and it's just @adelle show intro."
The singer is clearly on a roll. Her new album, "25," has sold more than 5 million copies and is the top seller of 2015. Her appearance on Jimmy Fallon's late night "Tonight Show" went viral, as did her stint as a musical guest on "SNL."
Adele mania started in October when she debuted the album's first single, "Hello." The video has over 720 million views on YouTube.
Billboard reported that her team's strategy to stop scalpers during the presale for the European tour led to a few glitches.
Her camp has sought to cut down on ticket sales via secondary sites by carefully screening buyers via her site and its partnership with Songkick.
European fans complained of long wait times and site crashes.