If you were one of the many, many Lizzo fans who frantically waited in a virtual queue to nab tickets to one of her recently announced headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne, there’s a high chance you missed out – and you’re definitely not alone.
Now, promoters have released a statement on just how hot a ticket to the ‘Good As Hell’ singer’s show was when they hit sale.
“Lizzo’s sideshows were met with such overwhelming demand that there were 12,000 people in the queue to try to get pre-sale tickets to her Sydney Opera House show,” promoters have confirmed.
For context, the Concert Hall Lizzo is booked to perform at seats around 2,000. Chances were never good, and that jaw-dropping stat smashes the previous holders of the Opera House record, The Cure.
Fans had a second chance this morning when general sale opened, but allocation was again quickly exhausted.
Congrats to whomever got Lizzo tickets…wherever you may be…whom you may be…do you exist…we’ll never know
— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) November 21, 2019
BLoody hell @lizzo's Sydney show sold out in about fourteen seconds. Damnit.
— Osher Günsberg (@oshergunsberg) November 21, 2019
Now, the Sydney Opera House have commented on the phenomenal demand for tickets themselves.
“Lizzo’s performance at the Sydney Opera House was received with tremendous enthusiasm from fans. As often occurs with concerts by the most popular artists, demand for Lizzo’s single January show greatly exceeded the number of available tickets and allocations were exhausted within the hour of general onsale,” commented a spokesperson for the iconic venue today.
“Unfortunately it is inevitable audiences will miss out on desired ticket requests when demand exceeds supply. The Opera House understands this is extremely frustrating for fans and we apologise for any disappointment.”
As for Lizzo’s show at The Forum in Melbourne, allocation was exhausted within minutes.
Did anyone actually get #Lizzo tickets in Melbourne?? Sold out the SECOND they went live?!
— millhouse (@lightastrike) November 18, 2019
Promoters have confirmed there will be no more sideshows announced, so if you missed out on a ticket, your best bet is to head to a FOMO Festival date in your city in January 2020, where Lizzo will be bringing the juice alongside Brockhampton, Rico Nasty and more.