It took only minutes for ticket scalpers to strike after the only Queens of the Stone Age show sold out.
Tickets went on sale at midday on Wednesday. By 1pm, the show’s promoter was hailing the initial release as a success.
“Fans can’t wait to catch them live, snapping up tickets in record time,” the promoter said, announcing the sell out.
But tickets were still available for sale. Instead of buying them direct from Ticketmaster, fans had to buy from Ticketmaster’s official re-sale site.
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The cheapest tickets available on the Ticketmaster resale site were going for $173.65, well over the original price of $108.80.
The priciest general admission ticket was $255.55, almost $150 more than the buyer would have paid originally.
At 4pm, all re-sale tickets were sold.
The Queens of the Stone Age would play one New Zealand show in Auckland on July 13. The band’s touring company said no further dates would be added.