Pre-sale tickets for Aerosmith's April
show in Dunedin have been in hot demand this morning.
Fans hoping to see the band play at Forsyth Barr stadium
reported waiting up to 20 minutes before being able to select
The TicketDirect website was displaying a message telling
fans they had been placed in a queue because of "very high
demand on our ticket purchasing server."
TicketDirect's Matthew Davey said on Facebook the sale went
"A queue simply means that we are managing the load in an
intelligent fashion and ensuring that everyone gets through
cleanly and without fuss. 20 minutes to get through that load
was pretty awesome, in context."
Pre-sale tickets for Visa customers went on sale this morning
for three days with tickets ranging from $129 to $199 to see
the United States rock band along with four other bands -
Wolfmother, Dead Daisies, Head Like a Hole and Diva
The most expensive tickets are for the standing area in front
of the stage at $199, although the lounge area in the
Speight's stand has a price tag of $199-$249, the map on
Ticket Direct's website indicates.
The cheapest tickets were for the Mitre 10 stand and general
admission on the pitch would cost $149.
In Australia, the band's concerts cost $A199 for gold
reserved seating in Melbourne and Brisbane and $A179 in
Sydney down to bronze seating at $A129 in all centres. In
comparison, tickets to Dunedin's Paul Simon concert cost $149
for gold reserve seating and $99 for silver reserve seating.
Tickets to the Aerosmith event go on general sale on March 4.