Fans ‘gutted’ as touts sell tickets for Sam Fender Newcastle United gig at St. James’ Park for £700

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Sam Fender has slammed touts but some are still claiming to have got hands on tickets for the star’s St. James’ Park show

Sam Fender fans have been left 'gutted' after failing to secure tickets to either of the star's two nights at St. James' Park next June.

The North Shields star's popularity on Tyneside was never in doubt, but his status as a local legend is now confirmed with over 100,000 people snapping up tickets to see him play at the home of Newcastle United in just minutes.

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General sale tickets for the concerts on June 9 and June 10, 2023 became available for purchase at 10 am today after frenzied pre-sales earlier this week.

High demand to see the 'Seventeen Going Under' singer saw long queues online with many unable to get tickets to either show.

Sam Fender is playing TWO nights at St. James’ Park (Image: Getty Images)Sam Fender is playing TWO nights at St. James’ Park (Image: Getty Images)
Sam Fender is playing TWO nights at St. James’ Park (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

Shortly before 2:30 pm on Friday, Fender posted an Instagram story which said: "2x St. James' Park, sold out."

Fans took to social media to share their disappointment at missing out on tickets and salt was rubbed into wounds as some found re-sale tickets on touting sites.

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On Viagogo, tickets to see Fender play at St. James' Park on the Friday night are currently being sold for an eye-watering £720.

One fan wrote: "So within hours of Sam Fender tickets going on sale, idiots have bought tickets and will ‘meet you at the stadium to sell and hand them over’ - look at the prices on Viagogo. Hang your heads in shame."

Others said "why is this allowed to happen!!!!" and "really wanna see you lad but £700 is out my price range, gutted".

Fender has previously slammed touting sites charging much more than face value and warned fans that tickets from any such vendor would not be accepted at St. James' Park.

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Ahead of the general sale, he wrote: "Please only buy tickets from the official vendors which are all listed on my website.

"Twickets or your ticket agent's face value resale platform are the only safe places to buy tickets that people don't need.

"Tickets bought and sold on other sites (such as Viagogo) are not valid and will not be accepted."

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