Black Eyed Peas, Robbie Williams added to Manchester concert
- Author: Jacqueline Ellis Jun 02, 2017,
Jun 02, 2017, 1:56
Tickets cost $52, but concertgoers who were at the "Break Free" singer's original show are being offered complimentary tickets.
The resale prices - some more than 10 times the face value - caused outrage online, as people posted screengrabs of the asking prices on some sites. Police on Tuesday named Salman Abedi - reportedly British-born of Libyan descent - as the suspect behind a suicide bombing that ripped into young fans at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on May 22, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the carnage.
A fan alerted us to the super shady goings-on via Twitter, showing that the tickets for "One Love Manchester" were being sold for as much as 400 pounds (about $516)! Fans needed their original booking confirmation in order to be verified.
Joel Hernon, who managed to get some, said he was "so honoured to have the opportunity to celebrate Manchester's strength on Sunday".
Another user, Karl, wrote: "Over the moon to be attending One Love Manchester on Sunday and not forgetting that we are supporting those affected".
Ticketmaster said: "With over 450,000 searches on our site for One Love Manchester over the last 24 hours, demand was always going to be extremely high".
Today, tickets sold out in 20 minutes.