Ben Howard fans have been left either celebrating or let down after tickets for his first tour since 2015 are snapped up in the first hour.
Tickets to see the British musician went on sale at 9AM this morning, however within the first few moments online most of the desirable standing tickets had sold out on major ticket retailers.
Some of his fans were disappointed to not get the tickets they wanted, however dedicated fan, Alex Smith told Truthfal: “I’m really happy I got tickets. I got on the page early and kept refreshing it until they became available at 9.”
The tour is in support of the first new music from Ben Howard in nearly four years. The singer announced the June 1st release of his new album ‘Noonday Dream’ during a guest appearance on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show last week.
Fans took to Twitter to express their feelings about the high demand for tickets this morning:
Arctic Monkeys tickets gone in 15 seconds and 5 grand for a Ben Howard ticket? Friday the 13th you've done it again
— Hope🌿 (@aeternum_) April 13, 2018
£98 resale ticket prices for Ben Howard loooool that's the end of our affair, Ben
— Callum Russell (@callumthegrey) April 13, 2018
Why is it harder to get tickets to see Ben Howard than it was to get Beyonce tickets whilst I was in Holland
— juicy (@bethangcarrick) April 13, 2018
Not all fans were unsuccessful though as some Tweeted:
Just bought tickets to see Ben Howard!!! Thank you and goodnight!
— Grace 🍃 (@achxlois) April 13, 2018
BEN HOWARD TICKETS WOOOOO
— Freya Hill (@Freyaaaaaa) April 13, 2018
The folk musician announced a European tour in March and added UK dates as he revealed his forthcoming album last week during multiple radio interviews.
Pre-order Noonday Dream to gain presale access to UK tickets: https://t.co/9cHpTncHFU
13th June – Hammersmith Apollo, London
14th June – Hammersmith Apollo, London
28th June – Playhouse, Edinburgh
29th June – Albert Hall, Manchester
30th June – The Eden Sessions, Cornwall pic.twitter.com/vZsJSfQXy2
— ben howard (@benhowardmusic) April 5, 2018
Howard’s previous release ‘I Forget Where We Were’ debuted at number one on the official album chart at the time of its late 2014 release.
The singer’s debut album was critically acclaimed, and gained Howard notable recognition after winning two Brit Awards in 2013.
Howard’s career started with humble beginnings as he played open mic nights in his native Totnes, Devon and in Falmouth, Cornwall whilst studying journalism at the then University College Falmouth.