Stone Roses Reunion Shows Sell Out in 14 Minutes
Tickets for the Manchester concerts are now being offered for as much as $1,600 on eBay.
The Stone Roses’ recently-announced reunion shows have sold out in near record time -- 14 minutes to be exact.
Some 150,000 tickets went on sale at 9 a.m. on Friday morning for two shows in England's Manchester Heaton Park on June 29 and 30, 2012. All were snapped up in less than 15 minutes, prompting promoters to add a third show on July 1.
Soon thereafter, tickets showed up on eBay with price tags as high as 1,000 GBP (approximately $1,600), with most bids averaging just over $200.
The concerts will kick off a world tour, the band revealed at a press conference on October 18 where all four original members -- singer Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary 'Mani' Mounfield and drummer Alan 'Reni' Wren -- were present.
The Stone Roses broke up in 1996. Their reformation follows years of estrangement for Brown and Squire, who announced that they had patched up their differences and have been rehearsing for the past few weeks.