U2.com have published an apology from Ticketmaster to European U2 fans, as well as an explanation of the problems users experienced:
Ticketmaster would like to apologise to those U2 Fan Club members who experienced problems in purchasing tickets via the Ticketmaster website today. […] Unfortunately some customers were timed out of the website and found that when they attempted to continue with their transaction, the six-digit code was no longer valid.
Ticketmaster says they are working to resolve the issues and will contact users with further instructions.
‘There is still ticket availability at all UK venues and we are confident that all those affected by the problem today will still be able to purchase tickets.’
That’s good to hear. But how about the Belgian venue? And will they ensure there will be GA/floor/standing (whatever your flavour of language) available to fans originally locked out of the online sale?
Could Ticketmaster also explain why GA tickets in Europe now cost €85 as opposed to USA prices of around $50? And why the lovely people of Glasgow have to fork out no less than £85 for the same?