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Spice Girls smash Ticketmaster records

The Spice Girls’ 2019 UK stadium tour has already broken Ticketmaster’s on-sale records as the most in-demand show ever.

With more than 700,000 fans queuing for tickets online on Saturday, thousands missed out on the chance to see the girl band’s circuit kicking off next June.

Due to the high demand, the Spice Girls have since added four more dates with two each at London’s Wembley Stadium on June 13 and 14, and two more at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on May 28 and 31.

“Demand for Spice Girls was off the chart,” said Ticketmaster managing director, Andrew Parsons. “They have smashed through Ticketmaster UK’s records becoming the busiest ever sale. There were millions of people on our site searching for tickets, with a queue at one point of well over 700,000.

“Hundreds of thousands of tickets were sold to happy fans across the country within minutes. Congratulations to the girls. From what we saw, they could have played nearly every night for a year.”

The band – minus Victoria Beckham – will also perform at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 1, before heading to Ricoh Arena (Coventry) on June 3, Stadium of Light (Sunderland) on June 6, Murrayfield (Edinburgh) on June 8, Ashton Gate (Bristol) on June 10 and Wembley (London) on June 15.

Booked by UTA, the group’s first tour in a decade is being promoted by SJM Concerts, Live Nation and Solo.

Modest! Management and XIX Entertainment is managing the band, while fan-to-fan exchange Twickets is the official resale partner.

“We’re delighted that Spice Girls have chosen to partner with Twickets for their 2019 shows, and it’s great to have been involved from the early planning stages of the tour,” Twickets founder Richard Davies told Music Week.

“The key has been making life simple for the fan, so no matter where they bought their primary ticket and whatever the show, Twickets is the one marketplace where they can trade safely, securely and always at face value.”

However, it has been widely reported that the sought-after tickets have already appeared on unofficial resale sites for up to £1,000. Passes on Viagogo began from £140, despite the tickets starting at £66 on official sites.

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