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Girls Aloud fans left 'absolutely disgusted' by ticket website issues

Rhiannon Ingle

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Girls Aloud fans left 'absolutely disgusted' by ticket website issues

Featured Image Credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Londoner / Twitter

Girls Aloud fans have been in a right frenzy ever since the band first announced they were finally reuniting for a tour to give us some much-missed 2000s music nostalgia after over a decade apart.

Now, any avid fans out there will have already hopped on the pre-sale tickets for the upcoming UK and Ireland 2024 tour hitting last week, however, tickets for tour went on general sale this morning (1 December).

Since then, social media has been flooded with the frustrations of Girls Aloud fanatics all over who have been left 'absolutely disgusted' by the ticket website issues.

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The pop supergroup, formed by Nicola Roberts, Cheryl, Nadine Coyle and Kimberley Walsh, officially announced the tour a couple weeks back (22 November) and revealed to fans they were dedicating it to bandmate Sarah Harding, who sadly passed away from cancer in 2021 at the age of 39.

"We’re so excited to announce that we will be touring the UK & Ireland in May and June 2024," the girlband previously shared with fans on social media.

"A celebration of Sarah, our music and our incredible fans. We can’t wait to sing and dance with you all once again. - Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine & Nicola."

The band explained the tour will be a 'celebration of Girls Aloud's rich back catalogue' including all our favourite Noughties bangers.

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Tickets for general sale were released earlier this morning (1 December). Credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Londoner
Tickets for general sale were released earlier this morning (1 December). Credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Londoner

At 9am this morning, general sale tickets were released for fans all over the country to catch Girls Aloud at various cities including Dublin, Belfast, Manchester, Cardiff, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds, Birmingham, London and Liverpool.

However, fans have since been left outraged at the technical glitches on the Ticketek website they've been faced with when trying to nab the eagerly-awaited tickets.

Many have taken to social media to voice their frustrations with one X user hitting out: "Three times I had seats selected and got to checkout before it timed out, each repeat occurrence with worse seats than before.

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"When at the checkout stage surely the timer should reset! Have given up now, absolutely disgusted with the experience here!"

Girls Aloud have dedicated the tour to late bandmate Sarah Harding. Credit: Dave J Hogan / Contributor / Getty Images
Girls Aloud have dedicated the tour to late bandmate Sarah Harding. Credit: Dave J Hogan / Contributor / Getty Images

A second slammed: "Anyone trying to get Girls Aloud tickets, sod Ticketek off and go back to the presale link in the email.

"Took me to Ticketmaster and I got tickets straight away, no queueing at all!! (Up in the gods but I refuse to pay £100+)."

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"Don't use Ticketek use Ticketmaster!!!" advised a third. "Was in the queue on Ticketek for two hours, on Ticketmaster I went straight through!"

A final fan called the whole ordeal an 'utter disaster', adding: "Got tickets but the page timed out as I was signing in to then get to the payment page, despite signing in before I clicked to look for tickets.

"Not happy not stuck in the stupid lounge again."

Yikes.

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Tyla has reached out to Ticketek for comment.

With the huge demand for tickets, 13 new dates have been added. You can see the full list of tour dates below:

Girls Aloud back in 2006. Credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images
Girls Aloud back in 2006. Credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images

17-18 MAY - DUBLIN 3ARENA

20-21 MAY - BELFAST SSE ARENA

23-25 MAY - MANCHESTER AO ARENA

27 MAY - CARDIFF UTILITA ARENA

28 MAY - SHEFFIELD UTILITA ARENA

31 MAY-02 JUNE - NEWCASTLE UTILITA

04 JUNE - ABERDEEN P&J LIVE

08-10 JUNE - GLASGOW OVO HYDRO

12-13 JUNE - NOTTINGHAM MOTORPOINT ARENA

15-16 JUNE - LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA

18-20 JUNE - BIRMINGHAM RESORTS WORLD ARENA

22, 23, 25, 26 JUNE - LONDON THE O2

29-20 JUNE - LIVERPOOL M&S BANK ARENA

Topics: Celebrity, Money, Music, UK News, Technology

Rhiannon Ingle
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