Harry Styles And Ticketmaster Have Written An Open Letter To Fans Who Couldn’t Get Tour Tickets
The struggle is still very real.
Harry Styles released the tickets for his debut solo tour last week, only trying to get past the virtual queue to actually buy any was heartbreaking.
In fact it was near impossible for 99.9% of fans, despite Harry and Ticketmaster’s attempts at stopping touts from selling them on for extortionate amounts.
For the North American dates the ticket website even tried out the #VerifiedFan route, which meant you had to have pre-registered and then have ID to enter the gig.
But despite this, fans soon discovered a number of tickets ended up on re-sale websites, which understandably left them (and us) feeling really quite deflated about the whole thing.
However Harry couldn’t be more aware of the issue, and he’s actually making Ticketmaster work harder then ever to fix the problem.
In an open letter to fans from Harry and TM, they explain that despite the rumours most of the tickets did go to fans.
“But what about all those listings on unofficial resale sites? While it may sound like a lot, we have only seen about 2,000 tickets posted for resale. That means less than 5% of all tickets are posted on resale sites,” they explain.
“In order to get even more tickets to YOU the actual fans, Harry and his management have asked that Ticketmaster cancel any orders that violated our purchase policy.
“We are actively identifying any orders in violation of our policies, which may result in some tickets being cancelled that are currently listed on secondary sites.”
So there may be hope yet, as they add that they’ll make sure any tickets they confiscate will be made available for fans again.
Or, you know, Harry could just do the right thing and announce 56 more dates.
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