U2 sell out Amsterdam concerts in 90 minutes

150,000 Tickets to three U2 shows in the Amsterdam Arena on July 13, 15 and 16 sold out within 90 minutes today. Fans, many of whom queued overnight at GWK, Post Office and other outlets nationwide, were allowed 6 tickets per transaction.

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“Six of your hottest, please.”

While queues in Amsterdam city itself were relatively short, outlets elsewhere in the country, in particular outside the country’s ‘Randstad’ (the main urban area in the West) were swamped with fans. Reports of the various queue lengths as well as scuffles between fans at a Nijmegen outlet spread like wildfire.

Only one show had been announced in advance. The July 15 and 16 dates were added when the first date sold out. Standing room (GA) tickets for July 13 were gone within 3 minutes.

In Austria, the Vienna date sold out in 75 minutes.


The editors of U2log.com are looking to swap their 13/7 for 15/7 and 16/7 tickets. Got spares?

26 thoughts on “U2 sell out Amsterdam concerts in 90 minutes

  1. Now this is frustrating. Stayed all night at GWK office somewhere in the Randstad (about 150 people queing up, very cosy) and all I managed was 2 GA (the last 2) for 16/2 and 4 second ring (vak 422) for 16/2. My friends and I want to be together on the field. But I’m counting on my 4 U2.com presale GA tickets for 13/2 (hope I can trust the confirmation-mail from ticketservive because they haven’t arrived yet…) So, any of you want to swap 2 GA 13/2 for my 2 GA 16/2 ?
    This ticketingbusiness is hard work….!

  2. Now this is frustrating. Stayed all night at GWK office somewhere in the Randstad (about 150 people queing up, very cosy) and all I managed was 2 GA (the last 2) for 16/2 and 4 second ring (vak 422) for 16/2. My friends and I want to be together on the field. But I’m counting on my 4 U2.com presale GA tickets for 13/2 (hope I can trust the confirmation-mail from ticketservive because they haven’t arrived yet…) So, any of you want to swap 2 GA 13/2 for my 2 GA 16/2 ?
    This ticketingbusiness is hard work….!

  3. Hi,

    I have one GA for 16/07 show that I would love to trade for 13/07 if anyone is interested?

    Btw, if you have nothing else to do this afternoon, keep searching for tickets on Ticketmaster.nl…every once in a while…a ticket appears 🙂

  4. Hi,

    I have one GA for 16/07 show that I would love to trade for 13/07 if anyone is interested?

    Btw, if you have nothing else to do this afternoon, keep searching for tickets on Ticketmaster.nl…every once in a while…a ticket appears 🙂

  5. Pfeeeww, it felt like 1987 all over again today! (qeuing up for the joshua tree tour tickets)
    Looks like i’m set for Brussels now, and for Amsterdam 13-2 and 16-2. I’ll have to keep searching for friday 15-2 tickets, but I’m confident to succeed! Caroline, please e-mail me for the swap at my hotmail. Thanks! 🙂

  6. Pfeeeww, it felt like 1987 all over again today! (qeuing up for the joshua tree tour tickets)
    Looks like i’m set for Brussels now, and for Amsterdam 13-2 and 16-2. I’ll have to keep searching for friday 15-2 tickets, but I’m confident to succeed! Caroline, please e-mail me for the swap at my hotmail. Thanks! 🙂

  7. I just seem to have ordered 4 GA tickets for the second Amsterdam gig through ticketmaster.nl

    Apparently accidentally waking up earlyish on sunday morning is more fruitful than queueing outside all night on saturday morning…

    WTF? But hey, I’m not complaining 🙂

  8. I just seem to have ordered 4 GA tickets for the second Amsterdam gig through ticketmaster.nl

    Apparently accidentally waking up earlyish on sunday morning is more fruitful than queueing outside all night on saturday morning…

    WTF? But hey, I’m not complaining 🙂

  9. @e: how is that possible?? I would love a ticket for the second gig on friday but ticketmaster clearly states that all 3 gigs sold out in record time!
    By the way; I now notice that I stated 13-2 and 16-2 instead of 13-7 and 16-7 earlier.. I’m so excited I even get the months mixed up. We have to be patient until July!

  10. @e: how is that possible?? I would love a ticket for the second gig on friday but ticketmaster clearly states that all 3 gigs sold out in record time!
    By the way; I now notice that I stated 13-2 and 16-2 instead of 13-7 and 16-7 earlier.. I’m so excited I even get the months mixed up. We have to be patient until July!

  11. I managed to pick up 3 GA to the Friday gig by searching on TM around 6am on Sunday morning – there were also tix available to the Weds gig (GA) but not Saturday. Seems that TM added a small allocation overnight. Strange but after trying for 3 hours from 10am Saturday a great result!!!

  12. I managed to pick up 3 GA to the Friday gig by searching on TM around 6am on Sunday morning – there were also tix available to the Weds gig (GA) but not Saturday. Seems that TM added a small allocation overnight. Strange but after trying for 3 hours from 10am Saturday a great result!!!

  13. hi,
    is anybody interested in ticks for the concert in Brussls on June,10, 2004. I’d like to swap 3 tickets (Seats, 70EUR) for 3seats or standing places in Amsterdam on 13 July.
    Interested? >> maarten@ttvlipalet.be

  14. hi,
    is anybody interested in ticks for the concert in Brussls on June,10, 2004. I’d like to swap 3 tickets (Seats, 70EUR) for 3seats or standing places in Amsterdam on 13 July.
    Interested? >> maarten@ttvlipalet.be

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