Tickets appeared almost instantly on secondary sites, priced at up to £200
Steven Kline
09:32 13th October 2017

Fans of The Streets have been left feeling well mugged off bruv after tickets for Mike Skinner’s comeback tour sold out within seconds of going on sale, only for ticket to appear almost immediately on secondary sites for up to £200.

Frustrated fans including Maverick Sabre took to Twitter to complain, with some claiming tickets for the seven-date UK tour in April 2018 were a “myth” and others reporting that the shows were sold out the instant they went on sale.

“Absolute pisstake trying to get The Streets tickets,” Tweeted Alexander Binns. “How can they be sold out bang on 9am?” Robert Cop added: “The Streets tickets sold out in 1 second but I can already buy some from @TicketmasterUK's selling site for £200? Fucking criminal.”

”The streets tickets were a fucking myth, refreshed the page as soon as it turned 9 and all 3 london dates had sold out,” wrote Charl and Maverick Sabre himself Tweeted: “The first time Iv ever gotten up and waited for tickets to go on sale for a show. Still I missed out. The Streets all sold out quick!”.

The Streets’ reunion tour, dubbed ‘The Darker The Shadow The brighter The Light Tour’ after a new rack of thedon’t need to think up things to say between the songs. But seriously, it’s been long enough.

“With my Tonga parties, the new rap and grime MC’s I have been producing and the DJing, I have been living with music since making The Streets for nearly as long as I made The Streets. I’m not the guy smoking in the car anymore though, I have become the guy in the club, so I hope I will be excused for putting on after parties in nightclubs after every show”.

In March the government announced plans to impose unlimited fines on touts using bots to buy tickets in bulk, after furores over £85 Adele tickets being sold for up to £25,000 and tickets for an Ed Sheeran Teenage Cancer Trust gig being offered for £5,000.