Saturday, May 18, 2024

Rolling Stones Sell Out O2 Arena, to Scalpers, In Just Minutes


The Rolling Stones have sold out their two shows at the O2 Arena in London in just minutes. The official seller, Ticketmaster UK, has nothing available for either show, not in the last, last row or in standing room. Their website redirects to their suspicious secondary market seller, aka official scalping partner, called Get Me In. Haha. The tickets on that site start around 500 British pounds, or a thousand dollars. The best seats are up around $20,000 or more. Yikes.

The other big UK re-seller is ViaGogo, which is advertising on our site below. You can do a little better with them. ViaGogo will also be selling secondary tickets to the New Jersey shows when they go on sale. You can guess that American Ticketmaster will sell out immediately, and that the bulk of tickets will wind up on StubHub and ViaGogo. The resellers buy in bulk and then mark them up and sell them off. The presale for the Prudential Center starts tomorrow morning at 10am on Ticketmaster.

Hey–it’s a free market, and evidently people will pay just about anything to see the Stones–especially if this is the final official tour. (It probably is.)

This, you know, may be the last time.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News