Styles decided to kick off his solo career with a tour of smaller venues, bringing him to Sydney’s Enmore Theatre and Melbourne’s Forum Theatre in November.
As expected, tickets sold out in seconds with fans on Twitter referring to it as the “hunger games” of ticket buying.
i definitely know how katniss everdeen felt during the reaping of the hunger games thanks to these harry styles tickets
— Rachel (@rachelwah1a) May 5, 2017
Chances are, most people missed out on tickets as there were just over 3,000 up for grabs over both Melbourne and Sydney which had his fans, who are vocal at the best of times, pretty damn annoyed.
@Harry_Styles who the fuk convinced you that letting only 3500 people out of the whole population of Australia get tickets was a goood idea
— K∆tie (@k8tallen) May 5, 2017
@Harry_Styles your tickets for Sydney, Australia officially sold out in 18 seconds.
— Lauren Webb (@LaurenW71551737) May 5, 2017
— Diega La Grassa (@DiegaLaGrassa) May 5, 2017
The frustration then turned to Ticketek, who also put tickets to Bruno Mars’ 2018 Australian tour on sale yesterday, putting some serious pressure on the site as thousands flooded their for tickets.
2014: nobody ever tours australia
2017: ticketek puts tickets on sale for bruno mars and harry styles on the same day
— tara (@Ioverestrained) May 5, 2017
The whole thing was bound to be a shit fight but there’s a silver lining for Hazza fans. He took to Twitter to say that he was “overwhelmed” by the reaction to the tour and promised to return in 2018 for those that missed out on tickets.
I am overwhelmed, thank you. If I don't get to see you this tour, I'll come back around next year if you'll have me. Love, H.
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) May 5, 2017
His debut album will be released next week including the previously released Sign Of The Times which was his debut solo single.