Spice Girls break ticket sale records after online queue hits 700,000

Spice Girls break ticket sale records after online queue hits 700,000

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The Spice Girls have broken ticket sale records as fans struggled to secure their place at a show in an online queue of more than 700,000 people.

The band added a string of dates to their reunion tour after fans vented their frustration in the rush for tickets. The group, who will go back on the road together next year without Victoria Beckham, announced they will play extra dates in London, Coventry and Manchester.

The Spice World tour will now kick off at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on May 29 2019, instead of June 1, and they will play three dates in the city. They will play two additional dates at Wembley Stadium in London, with shows on June 13, 14 and 15, and an extra date in Coventry, with a further show at the Ricoh Arena on June 4.

Andrew Parsons, managing director at Ticketmaster, said: “Demand for Spice Girls was off the chart. They have smashed through Ticketmaster UK’s records becoming the busiest ever sale. “There were millions of people on our site searching for tickets, with a queue at one point of well over 700,000.

“Hundreds of thousands of tickets were sold to happy fans across the country within minutes. Congratulations to the girls. From what we saw, they could have played nearly every night for a year.”

Fans struggled to secure tickets to the live shows, prompting Ticketmaster to write on Twitter: “Morning Spice fans! It’s a VERY busy morning and we’re selling tickets fast. “To ensure fair access some of you may see queue pages, please follow the instructions.”

One fan wrote on Twitter: “@TicketmasterUK how is anyone supposed to be able to buy tickets for #SpiceWorld2019 when “something has gone wrong” keeps showing????? Absolutely ridiculous!”

Another said: “No @TicketmasterUK, there isn’t a problem with my connection! Your website can’t handle the traffic Cheers #igiveup.”

Another said: “No @TicketmasterUK, there isn’t a problem with my connection! Your website can’t handle the traffic Cheers #igiveup.”

Ticketmaster reassured fans and urged them not to give up, tweeting: “The site is humming and loads of you are getting your @SpiceGirls tickets this morning!

Another wrote: “Can’t believe I got TICKETS!!! So so soooooooo excited! Ha-Si-Ya HOLD TIGHT!!!! ”

“If you’re still in the queue, don’t fret, there are plenty of tickets to go roun

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