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O2 Priority has crashed as fans scramble for Peter Kay pre-sale tickets
'I broke t'internet!
The pre-sale for Peter Kay’s long-awaited arena tour has officially crashed the O2 Priority website.
The Bolton-born comedian is set to take on a huge tour – his first in 12 years – including two nights at the AO Arena in Manchester.
Although the general sale for tickets doesn’t begin until Saturday, O2 and Three customers have both been able to access priority Peter Kay pre-sales this morning.
Except there have been a few hiccups for fans this morning, who are finding that they can’t actually get onto the sites to buy tickets.
Customers are being greeted by error messages as Peter’s tour drums up huge excitement across the country.
As he told Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2 yesterday: “I broke t’internet!”
O2 has now addressed the issue with its pre-sale, saying: “We’re seeing extraordinary demand for Peter Kay. We know customers are struggling to get on to our Priority website and app before 10am, we’re working on it. Please be patient, thank you.”
One user on Twitter said: “Not impressed with O2 Priority site & app crashing an hour before presale starts. You’d have thought they have prepared for the surge in visitors for Peter Kay tickets.”
Another asked: “What the hell…. O2 priority and Three+ are all down.. you’d have thought they would have prepared for the surge in visitors for @peterkay_co_uk tickets. What am I going to do?!”
Peter received lots of praise this week after he promised to price his tickets from just £35 to help those struggling with the cost of living crisis.
He said: “It’s good to get back to what I love doing best.
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“If there’s ever a time people need a laugh it’s now. And with the cost of living at an all-time high, ticket prices are starting from £35, which is the same price they were on my previous tour in 2010.”
Tickets for Peter Kay’s nationwide tour start from £35, and will officially go on sale on Saturday 12 November at 10am – you can get yours from See Tickets.
Peter Kay UK tour dates in full
Friday 2 December 2022 Manchester AO Arena
Saturday 3 December 2022 Manchester AO Arena
Saturday 17 December 2022 Birmingham Utilita Arena
Friday 6 January 2023 Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
Saturday 7 January 2023 Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
Friday 20 January 2023 Leeds First Direct Arena
Friday 17 February 2023 Sheffield Utilita Arena
Thursday 23 February 2023 Belfast SSE Arena
Friday 24 February 2023 Belfast SSE Arena
Thursday 9 March 2023 Newcastle Utilita Arena
Friday 10 March 2023 Newcastle Utilita Arena
Thursday 23 March 2023 Birmingham Resorts World Arena
Thursday 6 April 2023 Dublin 3Arena
Friday 7 April 2023 Dublin 3Arena
Friday 05 May 2023 Glasgow OVO Hydro
Saturday 06 May 2023 Glasgow OVO Hydro
Friday 19 May 2023 Leeds First Direct Arena
Friday 16 June 2023 Cardiff International Arena
Saturday 17 June 2023 Cardiff International Arena
Friday 14 July 2023 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 15 July 2023 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Friday 11 August 2023 Sheffield Utilita Arena
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