Oz Storm Over Prince Tickets

Fans who missed out on Prince tickets – went on sale April 14 and sold out in four minutes – took to social media to blame Ticketek’s website for their woes.

Prince was announced to play three arenas in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane May 11-30. Promoters Van Egmond Group and Chugg Entertainment added a third date for Melbourne and a second in Sydney.

Tickets at $99 to $167 were on eBay in minutes for $1,000.

Fans claimed Ticketek allocated them seats and asked for payment, then flashed an error message.
“As a result, we lost our tickets,” one fan tweeted.

Another posted, “You’d think Ticketek would have a strategy to deal with the server load — like selling different cities of different days. no.”

One told Ticketek: “Upgrade your server!”