Finland sells out in three hours
Tickets for the Sticky & Sweet Tour concert at the West Harbour in Helsinki on August 6th went on sale at 9 AM this morning and sold out within three hours.
Fans experienced serious difficulties with both telephone and on-line sales, with lines to the Lippupiste sales office jammed and some callers experiencing crossed connections. R-kiosk sales points also faced difficulties as internet ticket booking services overloaded and crashed.
A record total of 80,000 tickets for the Madonna concert went on sale this morning.
Tickets may still become available for the Helsinki stadium date, according to ticket-vendor Lippupiste, as people who disregarded the six-ticket per person reservation limit will be unable to redeem their tickets.
Lippupiste has issued a warning against buying tickets on the aftermarket. Scalpers have begun selling Sticky & Sweet concert tickets online at very high mark-ups. The company, however, says scalpers may not come into possession of the tickets they are now selling. The wheeling and dealing of Madonna concert tickets is already in full swing at the auction website huuto.net.
From an article by YLE. Thanks to our Community member Finnboy.