Nearly 360,000 fans have snapped up tickets for his final UK concerts so far. Die-hard Jacko fans, from Congo and Australia have got the chance to get their tickets. The first 100,000 pre-sale tickets were snapped up within two hours of the website opening yesterday and in 10 hours, some 240,000 tickets – costing 50 pounds and 75 pounds – had been sold.
Some people are even trying to cash in. One of the punters has already put a pair of tickets on eBay for 10,000 pounds. “It"s been quite extraordinary. Showbusiness history has been made," the Daily Star quoted a spokesman for promoters AEG Live as saying. “The demand has been massive," he added.
Some fans were disappointed when a technical glitch caused the website to crash. “We witnessed an unprecedented level of demand. Apologies to those fans who were unable to log on," said Ticketmaster managing director Chris Edmonds.