Lewis Capaldi concerts sell out 'in seconds' as fans snap up tickets

Fans called for more dates to be added to the Scots singer's UK and European tour next year.

The general sale for Lewis Capaldi’s upcoming tour sold out mere seconds after being released to the public.

The star’s upcoming UK tour sold out almost immediately after being released on Friday morning.

It comes after the pre-sale, which launched on Wednesday, also ended as soon as it began – with Glasgow selling out in just one second.

Tickets for most of the gigs have already reappeared on resale websites such as Viagogo at hugely inflated prices, with some being touted for more than £1,000.

The 31-day tour was announced on October 18, and will hit Aberdeen’s P&J Live on January 23 and Glasgow’s OVO Hydro the following night for his only stops in Scotland.

Many Scottish fans have called for additional dates to be added, but the Scots singer confirmed on Friday that no more dates would be added to the tour.

He advised fans to only buy and sell tickets at face value, and asked for their understanding that some may not be able to attend.

Minutes before the general sale began, he said in a tweet: “I also know that I’m only coming to a small number of places in the world, I’d love more than anything to be able to see every single one of you but sadly that’s not possible.”

He added: “am doing my best to get to as many of ya as I humanly can, hope as many of ya get tickets at 9am as possible, so so buzzing for the tour!!!”

He will follow up the tour with a new album, Broken By Desire to be Heavenly Sent, on May 19, 2023.

Capaldi has said fans of his hugely successful debut could expect more of his signature musical style.

His latest hit single Forget Me was his third UK number one, while he sold out two shows at London’s O2 Arena in September.

The West Lothian singer dedicated the song “to his enemies” after claiming the position for the first time since the release of Before You Go in 2020.

The single was released on September 9, three years after his successful debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Heavenly Extent was released in 2019.

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