90’s singer/song writer powerhouse Alanis Morissette is coming to Australia for the first time in almost 20 years with two ‘acoustic and intimate’ shows in Sydney and Melbourne booked for mid January 2018. The Grammy winning singer will perform at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Tuesday January 23 and Sydney’s ICC Theatre on Wednesday January 24, performing an acoustic song-list spanning her entire career with songs from her debut album Jagged Little Pill to her most recent release, 2012’s Havoc and Bright Lights.
The high demand to see the 90’s favorite return to our shores saw tickets for the two shows (which went on general sale through Ticketmaster.com.au and Ticketek.com.au at 9am this morning (Monday August 7th)) sell out in minutes though judging by the backlash on social media it appears scalpers came out in full force versus the fans with re-seller websites being flooded with tickets listed at two times plus the original price only moments later.
I’ve been waiting for years for this. Devastating. Outrageous the scalpers are now reselling them for 300+ WTH @Alanis
— Brent Coker (@Webreep) August 7, 2017
— politics (@pollwatcher9) August 7, 2017
— Dazman (@realDazman) August 7, 2017
@Alanis tried for days to get tickets for your Aussie shows. Stupid scalpers got them all. My best friend is crushed. She has been waiting.
— tracey (@traceywarn) August 7, 2017
Judging by the number of tix avail on resale site @Alanis‘s melbourne gig will be empty seats from scalpers unable to sell $99 tix for $300
— Anthony Farrell (@AnthoBuzzTV) August 7, 2017
Did ANYONE aside from scalpers get @Alanis tickets this AM?
— Erin Delahunty (@della79) August 7, 2017
The tickets which ranged from a respectable $99 or $139 are now flooding ticket reselling sites such as Ticketmaster’s ‘authorized’ reselling page with a minimum $300 price tag while the horribly reviewed Viagogo has tickets from $230 not including the $60+ booking fee.
Did you get tickets to see Alanis or were like me and missed out? Sound off in the comments section!