That’s it, Directioners: There are officially no tickets left for One Direction’s debut UAE concert.
Organisers Done Events announced on Thursday that 30,000 tickets have been sold for the boy band’s April 4, 2015 show at the Sevens Stadium in Dubai. They went on sale at 6am on May 22, 2014, and nearly half had been sold by lunchtime that day.
“This event has broken all records concerning the demand for tickets and the speed with which it has sold out. 30,000 tickets have now been sold for what will be the biggest one night concert ever staged in the region and clearly the most popular show to ever come here,” said Thomas Ovesen, COO of Done Events in a statement.
He is now warning fans not to buy tickets from scalpers. Those who bought tickets were given a receipt to be exchanged for physical tickets next year; that can only be done with an ID. “Done Events retains its right to cancel, invalidate and/or refund transactions of tickets if receipts are being traded off or passed on illegally,” the company added.
However the company is inviting fans “interested in VIP/Corporate/Group arrangements” to contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org.