Olivia Rodrigo fans call out Sour tour venue sizes after tickets sell out in minutes
10 December 2021, 11:57
Over 40,000 Olivia Rodrigo fans were in a queue for a venue with a 3,500 capacity at one stage.
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There's no denying that Olivia Rodrigo is one of the biggest stars in the world today. After releasing her debut single back in January, the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series actress became a household name. 'Drivers License' and 'Good 4 U' are both record-breaking Number 1s and her first album Sour is easily the most successful project of the entire year.
With that in mind, there is a huge demand to see Olivia perform on tour but many fans have been unable to get tickets.
Earlier this week (Dec 6), Olivia took to social media to announce that she would be going on tour from April to July in 2022. As it stands, the pop star has announced dates for the US and Europe with Gracie Abrams, Holly Humberstone and Baby Queen all supporting her. However, fans were dismayed to see that the venues are amphitheatres instead of arenas.
Most amphitheatres hold 5,000 people maximum, whereas arenas can often hold up to 20,000 people. Given how popular Olivia is, people imagined that these venue sizes would make securing tickets to see her live very hard and, now that the tickets have instantly sold out, their fears have been proven true.
At one stage, over 40,000 Olivia Rodrigo fans were in a queue for a venue with a 3,500 capacity.
olivia rodrigo is playing amphitheaters and not arenas??? hello? does she think she’s the wiggles?? that shit is going to sellout in like 0.005 seconds.— ً (@_____gabrieI) December 6, 2021
olivia rodrigo watching a queue of 40,000 try and get tickets for a 3,500 apollo🥰she needs arenas🥰 pic.twitter.com/nWkpdJF3dG— erin🖤 (@x_erin_) December 10, 2021
They seriously need to upgrade the venues for Olivia Rodrigo's UK leg of the tour immediately. Over 40,000 people trying to get a ticket to a 3,500 capacity venue in Manchester alone? Get that girl to Manchester Arena.— 🏳️🌈 ᴅᴏᴍɪɴɪᴄ (@domdhp) December 10, 2021
anyone who had olivia rodrigo in their top artists or songs on spotify wrapped should automatically be a verified fan with ticketmaster— payton 🤓 (@pay10outof10) December 9, 2021
me at the ticketmaster hq begging the ceo to get me off the waitlist so I can get olivia rodrigo tickets pic.twitter.com/9udUl5fzwy— kay (@bikendallroy) December 9, 2021
Ticketmaster put me on the waitlist for Adele tickets and Olivia Rodrigo tickets in the same week 😭 pic.twitter.com/1qc7ZMTfSB— Gibson Johns (@gibsonoma) December 9, 2021
me fighting 13yr olds for olivia rodrigo tour tickets pic.twitter.com/FEX9PH6qit— caroline 🪴 (@hrryingreen) December 6, 2021
the ticketmaster queue for olivia rodrigo pic.twitter.com/HOcIH18CNi— el ✿ (@catgirldjh) December 10, 2021
As it stands, Olivia and her team are yet to respond to the backlash. However, it's possible that they will upgrade the venues or even add extra dates to the lineup.
What do you think? Did you manage to get tickets?
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