It must be a “Sign Of The Times” as former One Direction front man saw his first World Solo Tour completely sell out in less than two minutes.
All 29 dates went on sale this morning, and tickets for all 29 were gone less than 120 seconds later. Styles is the 3rd One Direction member to release a single (following Zayn Malik and Niall Horan) but the first to announce a full-fledged solo tour.
With Styles passing up the Stadium Sized venues of One Direction’s past, he’ll instead be playing smaller venues throughout the States, including New York’s Radio City Music Hall, Nashville’s Rymann Auditorium, and LA’s Greek Theatre.
Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t only fans jumping on the tickets as soon as they went on sale. Despite efforts made to ensure “Verified Fans” got the first crack, a mass of brokers and experienced re-sellers also got in on the game, and they’ll look to make a massive return on the secondary market.
According to TicketIQ, over 500 tickets are already available on the resale market and the CHEAPEST asking price for Harry Styles tour tickets is $246.
Phoenix’s Comerica Theatre, New York’s Radio City Music Hall, and The Pavilion in Irving Texas are currently the most robust markets with over 100 tickets listed for each. The aforementioned Radio City Music Hall is the most expensive date of the tour, with tickets being listed for a minimum of $680.
When fans were met to “No Tickets Available” on TicketMaster minutes after the on-sale, the incredibly vocal Styles (and One Direction) fan base took to Social Media to air their grievances with a mix of anger, humor, disbelief, and even appreciation of their idol.
— Emily Schwartz (@emilycschwartz) May 5, 2017
Many critics may not have predicted the One Direction members to have financially successful solo careers, but Styles and the sub-two minute sellout of his first world tour may have silenced the doubters.