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Morrissey tickets sold out

PUBLISHED: 08:52 16 December 2008 | UPDATED: 09:16 11 May 2010

DISAPPOINTED fans of influential musician Morrissey have been left feeling miserable after tickets for a concert in Great Yarmouth sold out within minutes and are now changing hands for more than three times their original price.

DISAPPOINTED fans of influential musician Morrissey have been left feeling miserable after tickets for a concert in Great Yarmouth sold out within minutes and are now changing hands for more than three times their original price.

The former lead singer of indie trail-blazers The Smiths and composer of hit songs Heaven Knows I am Miserable Now and This Charming Man is appearing at the Britannia Pier's theatre on May 15.

He will be performing at the pier as part of a 12-date tour of the country to promote his latest solo album, Years of Refusal.

Due to an incredible clamour from fans, all 1,200 tickets for the show had sold out within minutes of going on sale on Friday.

Fans are now prepared to pay more than £100 on websites, with some tickets being advertised for £116 yesterday - more than three times the original cost of £32.50.

The pier was only given 100 tickets for sale, with people able to buy up to six at a time.

One upset fan, Matthew Smith, 21, an office administrator from Yarmouth, said that the decision to allow up to six tickets to be bought meant some unscrupulous people ordered them with the intention of putting them immediately up for sale on websites to make a quick profit.

He would now not be able to see his idol perform live for the first time.

The Britannia Pier said that Morrissey's promoters, SJM Concerts, had given them 100 tickets for sale with the proviso that half a dozen could be purchased at a time. Pier box office manager Sharon Davison said: “The response has just been phenomenal. It had sold out within 10 minutes. It is so strange, we are not used to this level of demand.”

“People sounded so disappointed when they found out it has sold out.”

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