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Tickets to Radiohead's 2016 world tour went on sale this morning, and naturally there was a pretty insane scramble for fans to get their hands on them - and many have left unhappy and empty-handed (and Thom Yorke is angry too)
The band, who are seemingly gearing up to drop their new album after unveiling 'Spectre' over Christmas, announced details of their UK headline tour earlier this week. To cut down on touts and secondary ticketing, they limited purchases to two per customer when they went on sale at 9am this morning.
Naturally, they sold out in a flash the world over - with tickets to one of their London Roundhouse dates appearing on secondary ticketing site Viagogo for £1,200.
Frontman Thom Yorke could relate:
I'm as fucked off as you are . and am only human .— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) March 18, 2016
Naturally, many fans have been left frustrated:
Well, that was a frustrating morning trying to get Radiohead tix. I've identified so many street signs and popcorn pix it's not even funny!— Christine Yeo (@christineyeo) March 18, 2016
My day so far. Spill coffee everywhere. Spill granola and milk everywhere. Dog won't come back when called.— Guy (@guyandrewmurray) March 18, 2016
Radiohead tickets sold out.
I've had 2 opportunities to buy tickets to see Radiohead this year and I've woken up too late on both occasions. I hate my life— Jack (@JackVonGrimm) March 18, 2016
So gutted that not only did I not get tickets for Radiohead, I completely forgot to even try! At least I didn't waste an hour in the queue.— Tammy Lovell (@tammywriter) March 18, 2016
To sum up the experience of trying to buy Radiohead tickets this morning in single word: Clusterfuck.— Lloyd Elliott (@Elliott_79) March 18, 2016
Dear @radiohead, you have many adoring fans left disappointed today. Please play a bigger venue in London soon!!— Rae Kelly (@raekellymusic) March 18, 2016
how the fuck do people buy tickets for things like radiohead at the roundhouse? i was there as soon as the site loaded up— kern is a crumb bum (@kern_robinson) March 18, 2016
A select few got lucky, of course:
Radiohead tickets at The Roundhouse bagged #Radiohead— The Upbeats (@theupbeatshull) March 18, 2016
Radiohead 🎉🙌❤️👑🎸🔥— faiiint (@faiiiiiiint) March 18, 2016
Got me a Radiohead ticket! Can't wait to see them at the Roundhouse! :)— Josh Emm (@JJEMM2610) March 18, 2016
Woohoo I am going to see #Radiohead 💃🏻— Liz Gough (@LizzGough) March 18, 2016
It looks like album No.9 could drop any day now, especially after the band formed their own company Dawn Chorus LLP - just as they did prior to the release of In Rainbows and The King Of Limbs. We also got our first taste of new material when the band unveiled their alternative James Bond theme song 'Spectre' (much to Sam Smith's dismay).
Now, they'll be playing headline shows of their own. Full dates are below, with tickets on sale here.
MAY 20 AMSTERDAM, HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL
MAY 21 AMSTERDAM, HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL
MAY 23 PARIS, LE ZENITH
MAY 24 PARIS, LE ZENITH
MAY 26 LONDON, ROUNDHOUSE
MAY 27 LONDON, ROUNDHOUSE
MAY 28 LONDON, ROUNDHOUSE
JULY 26 NEW YORK, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
JULY 27 NEW YORK, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
AUGUST 4 LOS ANGELES SHRINE AUDITORIUM
AUGUST 8 LOS ANGELES SHRINE AUDITORIUM
OCTOBER 3 MEXICO CITY PALACIO DE LOS DEPORTES
OCTOBER 4 MEXICO CITY PALACIO DE LOS DEPORTES
JUNE 1 LES NUITS DES FOURVIERES, LYON, FRANCE
JUNE 3 PRIMAVERA SOUND, BARCELONA, SPAIN
JUNE 17 SECRET SOLSTICE, REYJKAVIK, ICELAND
JULY 2 OPENAIR ST GALLEN, SWITZERLAND
JULY 8 NOS ALIVE FESTIVAL, LISBON, PORTUGAL
JULY 29-31 OSHEAGA MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL, MONTREAL, CANADA
AUGUST 20 SUMMERSONIC FESTIVAL, OSAKA, JAPAN
AUGUST 21 SUMMERSONIC FESTIVAL, TOKYO, JAPAN
SEP 11 LOLLAPALOOZA FESTIVAL, BERLIN, GERMANY
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