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Sunday 22 July 2018

Britney Spears fans left disappointed as ticket website crashes during pre-sale

Fans flooded LiveNation to buy pre-sale tickets to her Piece Of Me tour.

Britney Spears tour
Britney Spears tour

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Britney Spears fans have shared their frustration that they could not buy tickets to her UK and Ireland tour after the website crashed as they went on sale.

Spears will return to the UK and Ireland in the summer for a string of live shows, including a concert at the 3Arena, Dublin on August 20 and at Brighton Pride on August 4, as part of her Piece Of Me tour.

Fans with access to pre-sale tickets flooded website LiveNation at 9am on January 26 but were left disappointed when the website crashed.

One wrote on Twitter: “Devastated that the @LiveNationUK website crashed while I was trying to get @britneyspears tickets… Whyyyy .”

Another wrote: “First webpage crashed, now no tickets left, you just killed me.”

Another said: “@britneyspears has crashed @LiveNationUK website!! Staring at a white screen for 15mins a bag of nerves waiting for it to change.”

Yet another wrote: “Your website crashed on me at exactly 9am… it’s now 09.11 and i can’t even get on your page… sort it out!! We need to see Britney!”

One furious buyer said tickets were available for double the price on a re-sale site.

He wrote: “Absolutely disgusting!!!!! @LiveNationUK your website crashed for 20 mins dead on 9 then when it finally came back on all tickets to @britneyspears were sold out but hey @viagogo have got hundreds of tickets for double the price!!!! How is this fair???”

Spears will play the Scarborough Open Air Theatre on August 17, the Manchester Arena on August 18, the 3Arena in Dublin on August 20, the SEE Hydro in Glasgow on August 22 and London’s O2 Arena on August 24.

General ticket sales begin at 9am on January 27.

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