Harry Styles Exclusive Presale Causes Ticketmaster Site To Crash

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"It seems Harry Styles has exceeded everyone’s expectations and ticket outlets are currently down under unprecedented demand."

Former One Direction member, Harry Shtyles is due to take Ireland and the UK by storm with his upcoming Love on Tour dates. However, Ticketmaster got a little more than it bargained for this morning as a bombardment of HS fans forced the ticket purchasing site to crash.

Fans clamouring to their laptops on January 27th, in hope of getting their virtual hands on a ticket, were left bitterly disappointed. An exclusive, priority presale for Three customers had been due to take place before general tickets go on sale tomorrow. However, the ticketing purchasing website buckled under pressure from the sheer volume of users, leaving fans with priority access emptyhanded.

In response to its ‘ooopsie’, Ticketmaster told users that “it seems Harry Styles has exceeded everyone’s expectations and ticket outlets are currently down under unprecedented demand. We’re working hard to rectify issues and will keep updating you here as we work to get things back up and running.”

Pre-sale tickets for Harry’s London and Manchester gigs are already sold out as queues, exceeding 50,000, waited for over 45 minutes. The Style Council (Harry’s fans), understandably annoyed with the added frustration to their already pressurised ticket purchasing, took to social media to vent their fury.

One person wrote, “Ticketmaster please fix your system, this is so unfair to the fans who woke up early!” While another said, “I tried for hours to get tickets today and was 145th in line when Ticketmaster crashed, and I got pushed back to 28,000.”

Another user added: “@Ticketmaster crashes for like an hour, now I’m not able to buy tickets for Love On Tour because I’m refreshing and it’s saying I’m a bot. SMH!!! Sort them out.”

Originally due to kick off his tour in April 2020, Harry Styles cancelled his tour due to the restrictions in place at the time. The singer then rescheduled his shows for 2021, although he was forced to abandon plans AGAIN. Harry is now embarking on a massive 32-city tour, including both rescheduled shows and a string of brand-new stadium dates.

The Love On Tour shows kick off in June 2022 at Glasgow’s Ibrox Stadium.


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