Take That fans are angry as they claim tickets for the 2024 tour are being sold for ‘ridiculous’ prices, just hours after general sales start
Take That fans are furious over the prices of the band’s 2024 tour tickets, claiming they are being sold for ‘ridiculous’ prices.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting tickets for the UK and Ireland tour to go on sale, queuing at 9.30am on Friday for their chance to see the band live.
However, many were disappointed and angry after seeing the ticket prices, with some fans claiming they could only get tickets for around £200 each.
Tickets for the tour haven’t sold out yet and while some venues still have cheaper £68 tickets up for grabs, others only have platinum options for around £200.
Meanwhile, resale tickets for the 29-day tour have already increased in value, with people selling tickets for almost £600 via online marketplaces.
Slammed: Take That fans are furious over the prices of the band’s 2024 tour tickets, claiming they are being sold for ‘ridiculous’ prices
One wrote: ‘You know what you don’t have to charge a fortune for the tickets, you have enough money yourself and not every artist does it.
‘I went to see Paolo 3 times in the Hydro for the price of 1 ticket. Turning off your fans! Tickets are four times more expensive than in 2015.’
Another said: ‘The prices are crazy! Really guys?! Even Robbie doesn’t charge such horrible prices. Very disappointing.’
A third added: ‘Ticket prices are £515 for two decent tickets in Manchester (£65 of this is costs). In the current climate, so many people are being priced out. I know business has gone up, but the price is outrageous.”
A fourth said: ‘For the first time in 30 years I haven’t bought anything!! Your prices are ridiculous!!!’
However, other delighted fans took to social media to share their delight at having secured tickets for the highly anticipated tour.
One wrote: ‘I got tickets for the 17th in Birmingham this morning, can’t wait,’ while a second said: ‘Take That tickets have been secured.’
A third commented: “So I just went and bagged @takethat tickets!!” and a fourth added: ‘Managed to get tickets to @takethat/@ollymurs for mum and me today so I’m happy.’
Angry: Fans were left disappointed and furious after seeing ticket prices, with some fans claiming they could only get tickets for around £200 each
Elsewhere, tickets via online marketplace Viagogo are also being offered for almost £600 from third-party sellers with an eye-watering profit margin.
One floor ticket for London’s O2 Arena on April 25 was listed for as much as £587 by a third-party seller, just hours after general sales started.
During the official general sale, tickets for many dates have not yet sold out, with some in Leeds still on sale for £68.75, while some Milton Keynes tickets are on sale for £82.50.
But for other concerts there are only even more expensive options left, with shows at venues such as Leeds, Birmingham and Sheffield only having platinum options at over £190.
At the O2 Arena, some dates are sold out, while others are only offering platinum tickets or special seating packages, with prices ranging from around £200 to £300 each.
MailOnline has contacted Take That and Viagogo for comment.
Take That will kick off their epic 29-date tour in Sheffield in April, performing in 14 other cities before finishing in Bristol in June.
Following the tour announcement, fans of the trio rushed to X, formerly Twitter, to share their excitement that Take That is finally touring again.
One wrote: ‘Absolutely super excited about the brand new album and tour. Good choice for a support act @ollymurs. Windows is definitely a great song, welcome back guys legends together, hopefully I’ll see you in Manchester next year.’
While another said: ‘I’m glad to see you all this morning, finally back to normal and this was only my second time. still processing everything guys, thanks so much for the pictures. So ready for this tour, it will be my first tour too, excited as always. Pre-order later.’
Resale: Meanwhile, third-party resale tickets have already increased in value for the 29-day tour, with people selling tickets for almost £600 via the online marketplace
Tour: Take That will kick off their epic 29-date tour in Sheffield in April, with performances in 14 other cities before finishing in Bristol in June
‘Yesssssss this has made my day and I literally can’t wait to be back at the o2 arena in London to say goodbye to you guys and it’s definitely ‘the best day’ yes Gary Mark and Howard x’ a third fan tweeted .
Singer-songwriter Olly Murs, 39, will join Take That on their mega-stadium tour of Britain and Ireland.
Olly shot to fame in 2009 as a contestant on the X Factor, finishing second.
Since then he has built an impressive music career, with songs such as Dance With Me Tonight, Troublemaker, Wrapped Up and Heart Skips A Beat.
Taking to Instagram, the Dear Darlin hitmaker shared: ‘Today could be the best day of our lives. Wow, I’ve had this secret for a while but next year I’m going out with these legends TAKE IT!
‘What a tour this is going to be!! Will be special! Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 29!! Link in bio so you can say “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FORGET.”
Fans of the star were quick to share their excitement in the comments, with one commenting: ‘This made my day!! My two worlds collide!!!!’
It comes as Take That announced they are reuniting again with a brand new album.
The ’90s pop group have reunited after six years to put together their ninth album This Life, with a new single called Windows due out in November.
But fans will only see Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, as Robbie Williams and Jason Orange have still decided not to reunite with the group.
Band: But fans will only see Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald as Robbie Williams and Jason Orange have still decided not to reunite with the group
Pop star: Singer-songwriter Olly Murs, 39, will join Take That on their mega-stadium tour of Britain and Ireland
According to The sunsinger Gary said: ‘All I keep hearing is Take That coming back but there’s no Robbie and Jason.
“We’ve always said they’re welcome, but we’ve done about 600 shows since they arrived. There are three of us at the moment and we’re doing well.’
One thing remains to be decided: whether they will follow in the footsteps of Kylie Minogue and Adele, with their Las Vegas residencies.
But Gary hinted the idea isn’t being ruled out as he said ‘who knows what’s planned for next year’.
Solo artist Robbie has not returned to the band since 2011, before Jason left for good in 2014.
WHERE ARE YOU TOURING IN 2024?
Saturday April 13th Sheffield Utility Arena
Sunday April 14th Sheffield Utility Arena
Friday April 19 Leeds First Direct Arena
Saturday April 20 Leeds First Direct Arena
Monday April 22 Dublin 3Arena
Tuesday April 23rd Dublin 3Arena
Thursday April 25 London The O2
Friday April 26 London The O2
Saturday April 27 London The O2
Tuesday April 30 London The O2
Friday 03 May Glasgow OVO Hydro
Saturday 04 May Glasgow OVO Hydro
Sunday 05 May Glasgow OVO Hydro
Tuesday 07 May Manchester Co-op Live
Wednesday 08 May Manchester Co-op Live
Friday 10 May Manchester Co-op Live
Saturday 11 May Manchester Co-op Live
Tuesday May 14 Birmingham Utility Arena
Wednesday May 15 Birmingham Utility Arena
Friday May 17 Birmingham Utility Arena
Saturday May 18 Birmingham Utility Arena
Friday 24 May Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium
Sunday 26 May Nottingham The City Ground Stadium
Tuesday 28 May Norwich Carrow Road Stadium
Thursday 30 May Milton Keynes Stadium MK
Saturday 01 June Southampton St Mary’s Stadium
Tuesday June 4 Plymouth Home Park Stadium
Thursday June 6 Swansea Swansea.com Stadium
Saturday 08 June Bristol Ashton Gate Stadium