As expected, Radiohead tickets have sold out in Sydney (two shows) and Melbourne (two shows) in just under half an hour this morning, before tickets went on sale in Brisbane to the same style.
With the original announcement stating that there would be no extra dates added to this tour, websites Ticketmaster and Ticketek locked up with the amount of requests, and some fans found more success in using the sites mobile pages to get their hands on a ticket.
Scalpers have taken advantage of the situation selling on tickets at exaggerated prices, promoter Chugg Entertainment released this statement about the situation on scalping tickets:
“There has been a lot of mention in regards to the number of Radiohead tickets being onsold by scalpers, and we can assure you, Chugg Entertainment is also very disappointed in the resale of tickets via eBay. We are doing what we can to police this, but unfortunately for all of the deterrents that we are able to put in place (like the additional terms and conditions of sale) it is difficult for promoters, ticketing agencies and venues to enforce.
We will not cancel a ticket unless we can determine with absolute certainty which exact seats or general admission tickets breach the conditions of sale, as we would otherwise risk cancelling tickets purchased by true fans like the majority of you. As you can see when you go on to eBay, professional scalpers list tickets with vague details on seating locations but rarely ever get specific about seat or ticket numbers, as this information would allow us to track who they are and cancel their tickets.
With that said, we are regularly scanning listings to look for tickets that we are able to cancel and will continue to do so up until the tour. If you come across a listing that specifies the exact ticket allocation (including seat numbers or exact GA ticket numbers) please send the page link to us at email@example.com and we will look into it immediately.”
Radiohead Australian Tour 2012
Tuesday 6th November – SOLD OUT
Friday 9th November – SOLD OUT
Monday 12th November – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 13th November – SOLD OUT
Friday 16th November – SOLD OUT
Rod Laver Arena
Saturday 17th November – SOLD OUT
Rod Laver Arena