The Flight of the Conchords comedy duo took to Twitter to complain after huge numbers of tickets for their shows appeared to be snapped up by ‘bots’ within seconds of going on sale.

The Daily Record reported that several thousand tickets were acquired just moments after going on sale for a scheduled gig in Glasgow as part of the duo’s upcoming tour of the UK and Ireland.

The Flight of the Conchords, who are from New Zealand, have announced nine dates in March 2018 for the tour, including their first show in Scotland for seven years.

The public sales phase, including tickets for the show at the SSE Hydro venue in Glasgow, sold out on Ticketmaster within two minutes.

The duo took to social networking website Twitter to say: “Ticketing site should be cooperating more.”

The report added that fans who missed out on tickets were directed by Live Nation, which is promoting the gigs, to its own secondary ticketing website – GetMeIn! – which had tickets available at a higher price.

Arthur Fogel of Live Nation told the newspaper: “I think every artist wants their tickets getting into the hands of real fans.”

New conditions were added for additional tour dates that were announced last week, with the original ticket-buyer needing to present identification at venues to pick up the tickets.

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