Radiohead Tickets Sold Out in Minutes & Everyone Is Mad -- Including Thom Yorke
When Radiohead announced a slew of tour dates earlier this week, fans everywhere set an alarm on their phone for Friday (March 18), when a majority of tickets were set to go on sale.
However, within just minutes of being released, tickets at every headline show were sold out -- and even Thom Yorke was mad.
Following the quick sellout, the Radiohead frontman took to his personal Twitter to express his anger with the process. "I'm as f---ed off as you are," Yorke wrote, "and am only human."
I'm as fucked off as you are . and am only human .— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) March 18, 2016
Tickets sold out so quickly that even Alt J drummer Thom Green couldn't score a pair upon release.
Cheers Radiohead for making that basically impossible.— Thom Green (@ThomSonny) March 18, 2016
Although it is inevitable that fans turn to secondary sites like StubHub for tickets, the band is adamant that fans double-check the rules of the venue before buying a ticket online.
The band warned on Twitter: "MANY OF THE TICKETS WILL BE NAMED & STRINGENT ID CHECKS WILL BE IN PLACE; YOU RISK BEING REFUSED ENTRY TO THE VENUE."
All headline shows are now sold out. Despite the strict rules, tickets inevitably will find their way onto secondary ticketing sites…— Radiohead (@radiohead) March 18, 2016
If you’re thinking of buying a ticket from a secondary sites PLEASE PLEASE carefully check the original rules of the venue concerned…— Radiohead (@radiohead) March 18, 2016
MANY OF THE TICKETS WILL BE NAMED & STRINGENT ID CHECKS WILL BE IN PLACE; YOU RISK BEING REFUSED ENTRY TO THE VENUE https://t.co/lbrOF9kmw3— Radiohead (@radiohead) March 18, 2016
As of now, the cheapest tickets on StubHub for a larger venue like Madison Square Garden start at $180, a hefty markup from the $80 the venue charged.
In London, where there were fewer than 10,000 tickets available total for three shows, £65 tickets are showing up on the secondary market for as much as £1,400, The Telegraph reports.