Peter Kay

Thousands of fans left angered after missing out Peter Kay Live Tickets

  • BAFTA winning Comedian first tour in 12 years
  • Increase in demand after website crashes leaving many angered
  • New tour dates announced for 2024 and monthly residence in London
  • Photo Credit: PA Media/Peter Byrne

Fans from across Britain flocked to social media to express their anger after missing out on Peter Kay Live tickets.

Bolton’s famous comic Peter Kay will be returning to Britain’s arenas as he announced a new tour starting in December, here in Manchester.

This is Kay’s first tour in 12 years and comes after his last tour in 2017 had to be cancelled due to “unforeseen family circumstances”.

Peter Kay is who widely known for his funny sketches and tv shows which include, Phoenix Nights and Car Share to name a few, announced his new tour via a tweet in which he insinuates that the tour is to pay for his mum’s new carpet after his previous ‘Back on Nights’ tour bought her a new bungalow.

Fans were overwhelmed with emotion at the thought of getting to see funny man Kay back on the big stage. However, this delight soon turned to anger once the tickets became available due to the high demand and popularity.

On Thursday, O2 customers were notified that they would have priority and be able to get up to 6 tickets in a pre-sale event. Due to the unexpected volume of people accessing the site, the website crashed and no one was able to purchase a ticket.

This left many angered and SJM concerts who had set up the presale link released a statement that read:

‘We’d like to acknowledge and apologise for a number of technical issues customers experienced while trying to buy tickets for Peter Kay’s tour via O2 priority pre-sale earlier today.’

SJM concerts

They also said that ‘substantial provisions’ had been made to ensure more tickets would be available to buy on general sale.

Saturday’s general sale was underestimated again by SJM concerts as over two million swarmed to ticket selling websites to join a queue to buy tickets for the live shows.

The ticket prices ranged from £35 to £151 depending on the experience you purchased.

Some notable fans, such as Dan Walker and Jason Manford, voiced their disappointment after being randomly placed in a queue and seeing people resell tickets at a higher fixed rate.

Manford described reselling tickets for a profit should be ‘illegal’ and blamed the capitalist society and tory government for resellers being given an opportunity to make a living.

Some fans did have some luck leaving others feeling glum and contemplating to buy a resale ticket with some listed as high as £700.

Whether buying a resale or being one of the lucky few get a ticket for the live shows, it is certainly an event no one will want to miss out on.