Take That fans claim tickets are being sold for 'ridiculous' prices
Take That fans fume as they claim tickets for 2024 tour are being sold for ‘ridiculous’ prices just hours after general sale kicks off
Take That fans have been left fuming at the prices of the band’s 2024 tour tickets as they have claimed they are being sold for ‘ridiculous’ prices.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting tickets for the UK and Ireland tour going on sale, and entered the queues on Friday at 9.30am for their chance to see the band live.
However, many were left disappointed and upset after seeing the prices of the tickets, with some fans claiming they could only get tickets for around £200 each.
Tickets have not yet sold out for the tour and while some venues still have cheaper £68 tickets up for grabs, others only have platinum options left for around £200.
Meanwhile, third-party resale tickets have already started to soar in value for the 29-date tour, with people flogging tickets for almost £600 via online marketplaces.
Slammed: Take That fans have been left fuming at the prices of the band’s 2024 tour tickets as they have claimed they are being sold for ‘ridiculous’ prices
Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, fans were quick to share their frustration over ‘horrendous’ ticket costs, admitting they were left disappointed by the sale – where prices started at around £60.
One wrote: ‘You know what you don’t need to charge a b****y fortune for the tickets, you’ve got enough cash yourselves and not every artist does it.
‘I went to see Paolo at the Hydro 3 times for the price of 1 ticket. Ripping off your fans! Tickets are 4 times the price of 2015.’
Another said: ‘Prices are crazy! Really boys?! Even Robbie doesn’t charge such horrendous prices. Very disappointing.’
A third added: ‘Tickets prices are eye watering £515 for two decent tickets in Manchester (£65 of this is fees). So many people are being priced out in today’s climate. I’m aware things have gone up but the price is outrageous.’
A fourth said: ‘For the first time in 30 years I didn’t buy any!! Your prices are ridiculous!!!’
However, other delighted fans took to social media to share their joy that they had managed to grab tickets for the hotly-anticipated tour.
One wrote: ‘I got tickets this morning for Birmingham 17th may can’t wait,’ while a second said: ‘Take That tickets secured.’
A third commented: ‘So I’ve only just gone & bagged @takethat tickets!!’ and a fourth added: ‘Managed to get @takethat/@ollymurs tickets for mum and I today so I’m happy.’
Upset: Fans were left disappointed and fuming after seeing the prices of the tickets, with some fans claiming they could only get tickets for around £200 each
‘Ridiculous’: Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, fans were quick to share their frustration over ‘horrendous’ ticket costs, admitting they were left disappointed by the sale
Elsewhere, tickets through online marketplace Viagogo are also already being listed for almost £600 from third-party sellers in an eye-watering mark-up.
One floor ticket at London’s O2 Arena on April 25 had been listed for as much as £587 by one third-party seller, just hours after the general sale kicked off.
Through the official general sale, tickets have not yet sold out for many dates, with some in Leeds still up for grabs for £68.75, while some Milton Keynes tickets are on sale for £82.50.
But other concerts only have pricier options left, with shows at locations including Leeds, Birmingham and Sheffield only having platinum options for upwards of £190.
At the O2 Arena, some dates have sold out while others only have platinum tickets or special seated packages left on offer, priced from around £200 to £300 each.
MailOnline has contacted Take That and Viagogo for comment.
Take That will kick off their epic 29-date tour in Sheffield in April, performing in 14 further cities before concluding in June in Bristol.
Following the tour announcement, fans of the trio rushed to X, formerly Twitter, to share their excitement that Take That are finally heading on tour again.
One wrote: ‘Absolutely super excited for the brand new album and tour Good choice for a support act @ollymurs. Windows is absolutely amazing song welcome back guys legends together hopefully I see u in Manchester next year.’
While another said: ‘Over the moon happy to see you all this morning, finally seeing you altogether & this was my second time only. still processing everything guys, thank you so much for the pics. So ready for this tour, it’s going to be my first tour as well, excited as ever. Pre ordering later.’
Resale: Meanwhile, third-party resale tickets have already started to soar in value for the 29-date tour, with people flogging tickets for almost £600 via online marketplace
Tour: Take That will kick off their epic 29-date tour in Sheffield in April, performing in 14 further cities before concluding in June in Bristol
‘Yesssssss this has made my day and I literally can’t wait to be back at the o2 arena in London parting with you guys and it’s deffo ‘the greatest day’ yay Gary Mark and Howard x’ tweeted a third fan.
Singer-songwriter Olly Murs, 39, will be accompanying Take That on their mega UK and Ireland stadium tour.
Olly soared to fame as a contestant on the X Factor back in 2009, finishing as runner-up.
He’s since gone on to carve out an impressive music career, with songs including Dance With Me Tonight, Troublemaker, Wrapped Up and Heart Skips A Beat.
Taking to Instagram, the Dear Darlin’ hitmaker shared: ‘Today this could be the greatest day of our lives. Wow I’ve had this secret for some time but next year I’m on the road with these legends TAKE THAT!
‘What a tour this is going to be!! Gunna be special! Tickets go on sale NEXT FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER!! Link in bio so you ‘NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVER FORGET’.’
Fans of the star were quick to share their excitement in the comments, with one remarking: ‘This has made my day!! My 2 worlds collide!!!!’
It comes as Take That announced they are reuniting again with a brand new album.
The 90s pop group have got together after six years away to put together their ninth album This Life, with a new single called Windows releasing in November.
But fans will only see Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, as Robbie Williams and Jason Orange have still decided against reuniting with the group.
Band: But fans will only see Gary Barlow , Mark Owen and Howard Donald , as Robbie Williams and Jason Orange have still decided against reuniting with the group
Pop star: Singer-songwriter Olly Murs, 39, will be accompanying Take That on their mega UK and Ireland stadium tour
According to The Sun, lead singer Gary said: ‘The one thing I keep hearing is that Take That are coming back but there’s no Robbie and Jason.
‘We’ve always said they’re welcome to join us but we’ve done about 600 shows since they were around. We’re a three at the moment and we’re doing OK.’
One thing still to be decided is whether they will be following in the footsteps of Kylie Minogue and Adele, with their Las Vegas residencies.
But Gary hinted, the idea isn’t ruled out as he said ‘who knows what’s on the cards for the next year’.
Solo artist Robbie hasn’t returned to the band since 2011 before Jason left for good in 2014.
WHERE ARE TAKE THAT TOURING IN 2024?
Saturday 13 April Sheffield Utilita Arena
Sunday 14 April Sheffield Utilita Arena
Friday 19 April Leeds First Direct Arena
Saturday 20 April Leeds First Direct Arena
Monday 22 April Dublin 3Arena
Tuesday 23 April Dublin 3Arena
Thursday 25 April London The O2
Friday 26 April London The O2
Saturday 27 April London The O2
Tuesday 30 April London The O2
Friday 03 May Glasgow OVO Hydro
Saturday 04 May Glasgow OVO Hydro
Sunday 05 May Glasgow OVO Hydro
Tuesday 07 May Manchester Co-op Live
Wednesday 08 May Manchester Co-op Live
Friday 10 May Manchester Co-op Live
Saturday 11 May Manchester Co-op Live
Tuesday 14 May Birmingham Utilita Arena
Wednesday 15 May Birmingham Utilita Arena
Friday 17 May Birmingham Utilita Arena
Saturday 18 May Birmingham Utilita Arena
Friday 24 May Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium
Sunday 26 May Nottingham The City Ground Stadium
Tuesday 28 May Norwich Carrow Road Stadium
Thursday 30 May Milton Keynes Stadium MK
Saturday 01 June Southampton St Mary’s Stadium
Tuesday 04 June Plymouth Home Park Stadium
Thursday 06 June Swansea Swansea.com Stadium
Saturday 08 June Bristol Ashton Gate Stadium
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