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Some Adele Fans Can't Get 2016 Concert Tickets Despite Trying 1,000 Times



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    Adele is seen on November 23, 2015 in New York City.

    It seems everyone and their mother wants to see Adele in concert.

    Tickets for the North American leg of her world tour went on sale Thursday at 10 a.m., and many people took to Twitter to vent about the technical difficulties that made it nearly impossible to score good seats quickly.

    Adele's first concert in the U.S. is scheduled for July 5, 2016, in Minnesota. So, what's an Adele fan to do when Adele's website won't work?

    Rest assured, they'll still be able to see the "Hello" singer when she takes her act on the road next year. The Grammy winner, 27, has teamed up with Songkick, a website that specializes in ticket sales through musicians' websites and fan clubs.

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    Songkick was selling 235,000 tickets to Adele's concerts through her website, though the site was referring ticket sales for some of its shows to third-party vendors by Thursday afternoon. Its "Buy Tickets" button worked regardless if tickets were sold out on sites like Ticketmaster.

    By tracking the customers who tried to place orders, the company said it was able to block 53,000 sales to known or likely scalpers when her European tickets went on sale.

    "By selling the highest number of tickets we were able to through our own channels, and working with Songkick and their technology, we have done everything within our power to get as many tickets as possible in the hands of the fans who have waited for years to see her live," Jonathan Dickins, Adele's manager, told The New York Times. According to one estimate, Songkick has saved customers more than $6.5 million in markups on secondary ticketing sites.

    Be that as it may, fans are still up in arms about the technological issues:

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