Tate Modern have apologised for the delays fans experienced when attempting to purchase tickets to Kraftwerk's 12345678 residency.
Well it was never going to be easy...
When Kraftwerk announced plans to take their 12345678 project to the UK, fans leaped in collective excitement. An ambitious, completely immersive experience, tickets for the shows went on sale last week amid ferocious demand. Opening at 7.30am, by 8.00am lines had completely jammed.
Tate Modern had allowed the option of buying through their website, but due to the overwhelming demand for tickets the system collapsed within minutes. Attempting to pacify fans, Tate Modern made the late decision to allow fans to purchase tickets at the venue - despite this not being a widely advertised option.
Apologising "unreservedly" to fans, Tate Modern have issued the following statement:
“Some customers came to Tate Modern and we made the late decision to sell tickets to them to avoid their disappointment. We are sorry that this was not communicated as an official route to buy tickets and subsequently led to more frustration from other customers trying to buy tickets online and by telephone.”
So that's that. 12345678 is completely sold out, with dates lining up as follows:
Kraftwerk are set to play the following dates:
Wednesday 6 February 2013, 21:00
1 – Autobahn (1974)
Thursday 7 February 2013, 21:00
2 – Radio-Activity (1975)
Friday 8 February 2013, 22:30
3 – Trans Europe Express (1977)
Saturday 9 February 2013, 22:30
4 – The Man-Machine (1978)
Monday 11 February 2013, 21:00
5 – Computer World (1981)
Tuesday 12 February 2013, 21:00
6 – Techno Pop (1986)
Wednesday 13 February 2013, 21:00
7 – The Mix (1991)
Thursday 14 February 2012, 21:00
8 – Tour de France (2003)