It seems everyone and their mother wants to see Adele in concert.
Tickets for the North American leg of her world tour went on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. local time, and many people took to Twitter to vent about the technical difficulties that made it nearly impossible to score good seats in a timely manner. Adele's first concert in the U.S. is scheduled for July 5, 2016 in Minnesota.
So, what's an Adele fan to do when Adele's website won't work?
Rest assured, they'll still be able to see the "Hello" singer when she takes her act on the road next year. The Grammy winner, 27, has teamed up with Songkick, a website that specializes in ticket sales through musicians' websites and fan clubs.
Songkick is selling 235,000 tickets to Adele's concerts through her website. By tracking the customers who tried to place orders, the company said it was able to block 53,000 sales to known or likely scalpers when her European tickets went on sale. "By selling the highest number of tickets we were able to through our own channels, and working with Songkick and their technology, we have done everything within our power to get as many tickets as possible in the hands of the fans who have waited for years to see her live," Jonathan Dickins, Adele's manager, said (via The New York Times). According to one estimate, Songkick has saved customers more than $6.5 million in markups on secondary ticketing sites.
Be that as it may, fans are still up in arms about the technological issues:
Well Adele, hello from the outside pic.twitter.com/fSOs67SJIB— South Alabama Belle (@SAlabamabelles) December 17, 2015
me looking at people who got @Adele tickets: HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIIIIIIIIIDE— Stephanie Osmanski (@StephOsmanski) December 17, 2015
"I must have called a 1000 times." - me trying to get tickets to Adele— Sammy Rhodes (@sammyrhodes) December 17, 2015
For those who missed out, here's exactly what trying to get Adele tickets felt like: pic.twitter.com/IfpV3yQVkK— Kelsey Tamborrino (@kelseytam) December 17, 2015
adele tickets are going for 15k on secondhand ticket sites hhh— ️ (@Ianadelrh) December 17, 2015
Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by Ticketmaster while trying to get Adele tickets. ✋🏼— Paige Lavender (@paigelav) December 17, 2015
All of Toronto trying to get Adele tickets like pic.twitter.com/VVlptLYPqQ— Elamin Abdelmahmoud (@elamin88) December 17, 2015
Attempting to buy Adele tickets is more depressing than an Adele song.— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) December 17, 2015
18 minutes in and I'm losing hope on these Adele tickets :(((((((((— Jenny Han (@jennyhan) December 17, 2015
Did anyone get Adele tickets or is everyone stuck in the virtual waiting room— lindsay not lohan (@normanisnachos) December 17, 2015
For those trying to get Adele tickets. May the odds be ever in your favor. pic.twitter.com/iXn1z0I9EE— My Daughter's Army (@mydaughtersarmy) December 17, 2015
Waiting for Adele tickets to go on sale is probably the most stressed I've ever seen my coworkers— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) December 17, 2015