When it comes to seeing your favourite artists play, how much is too much to pay?
Fans of Take That have been vocalising their dismay at the ‘absolutely ridiculous’ prices for their 2024 tour which was announced by the boy band last week.
Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen are set to take the stage of the 3Arena in Dublin next April, as well as a host of cities in the UK from April until August, with special guest Olly Murs joining them for This Life On Tour.
Presale tickets are already sold-out for a number of venues and general sale tickets will go live tomorrow morning (September 29th) at 9.30am, but are you willing to pay what they cost?
Luckily for us, tickets for the shows in Dublin start from €78.25 (incl. booking & venue facility fee), which maybe isn’t too unreasonable for die-hard fans that are likely more than happy to part with this money to see the boy band.
However, tickets for the four dates at Manchester’s new Co-op Live arena start at a much higher price which has irked some fans, and even put others off the idea of going completely.
“£132 (€152) a ticket at new co-op arena !! Exited the site without purchasing,” one fan wrote on X.
“Probs a blessing I still can’t get out of the bloody queue, the prices are absolutely shocking” another wrote.
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“After 40 mins of waiting was hit with those prices,” one unhappy user added.
While one asked: “Take that wtf are these prices.”
One took a screenshot that shows ticket prices for the CD Bundle weighing in at £142.50 (€164.91) per ticket for their Manchester event, going up to £255.85 (€296.13).
Meanwhile, it’s not just fans in Manchester who have expressed disappointment at the prices as those in London and Sheffield who hoped to attend the shows also were shocked to see how much it would set them back.
“I can’t make this up take that ticket prices are ridiculous,” one said while attaching an image of the prices.
“Spent 40 minutes in a queue for Take That tickets before giving up because greedy people want them just to resell at stupid prices,” another wrote.
The band has also announced a new album, This Life, which will be released on November 24th, so if you find yourself unwilling or unable to purchase tickets to a live show, the album may be your best bet.
Those attempting to get in line on Ticketmaster tomorrow, be the odds be ever in your favour.
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