Metal Insider reports that Metallica fans are feeling ‘St. Anger’ after the the presale for the band’s S&M 2 show with the San Francisco Symphony, as bots bought most of the tickets leading to insane resale prices, leading to many fans having to get ripped off financially to go to the show.
Metallica Legacy and Fifth Member club members were given the opportunity to buy tickets a few days early; but the “tickets became on sale instantly at StubHub before fans had a chance to view their pre-sale opportunity.”
The report also said, “Fans have reported signing in at exactly 9 AM PST and 10 AM PST as their select purchase read ‘unavailable.’ People have tried every single option that they could for the entire half hour, still failing to obtain a single ticket.”
Tickets on StubHub right now range from $16,000 to $300.
Fans wrote on Twitter:
“It’s BS is what it is. Either there weren’t that many tickets available to begin with, a MASSIVE amount of members (doubtful), or (most likely) bots.”
“please direct your attention to the multitude of Facebook and Twitter comments regarding this morning’s presale, as it seems ticket bots scalped everything in seconds. Many, many fans including myself missed out because of this. Please try to address this.”
“your fan club presale was disappointing 😞 Waited all morning to get those tickets and they were sold out before I even clicked the button 😿 Bad omen to that new arena. #unforgiven #metallica.”
“How are we supposed to compete with Ticket Bots? @Metallica PreSale my arse!”
“I’m asking the same question! Who the hell got the tickets! Legacy member for 24 years and not even one ticket! It’s beyond ridiculous! Sold out and none of my friends got anything and I know people all over the world! What a joke! 😬😬🤢🤢😤😤 #Metallica #SFSymphony.”
— Ramiro Casillas (@REMICASILLAS) March 19, 2019
I’m asking the same question! Who the hell got the tickets! Legacy member for 24 years and not even one ticket! It’s beyond ridiculous! Sold out and none of my friends got anything and I know people all over the world! What a joke! 😬😬🤢🤢😤😤 #Metallica #SFSymphony
— Monica To (@MonicaoTo) March 19, 2019
Facing the same situation. What is the point of the presale if tickets are unavailable!?
— Aaron (@AaronTheEra) March 19, 2019
— Tugce Evirgen (@TugceEvirgen) March 19, 2019
— Nicholas Winterrowd (@NickWinterrowd) March 19, 2019
Did ANY 5th member get tickets 🤬
— NADINE (@Nadineamber1) March 19, 2019
— AFK (@afkplus) March 19, 2019
— Shane Hammond (@Multipack64) March 19, 2019
Hey. Are you seeing anything on social where legacy fans are actually getting tickets? Or is it just us three getting screwed?
— Anthony Noguera (@anthonynoguera) March 19, 2019
Metallica fifth member pre-order code holder on website at launch of ticket sales and still got no option to buy tickets. 👎 😭
— Devon Henderson (@Hendersondevon) March 19, 2019
At 18 PM (10 Am Pacific Time ) trying to buy any kind of ticket and always the same error over and over again !!😡😡🤬🤬 Very very sad with the online ticket system in the web… @Metallica My dream for see S&M 2 concert flew away pic.twitter.com/VyVIyGFawY
— John Manjón (@JonIsKoRn) March 19, 2019