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Black Sabbath add second NZ show

Published: 10:30AM Friday November 30, 2012 Source: ONE News

After huge demand for tickets left some fans worried they might miss out on seeing Black Sabbath live in Auckland next April, a second show has been added at Vector Arena on April 22.

Worried Black Sabbath fans expressed their concern at missing out on plum tickets for the band's April 20 concert, despite attempting to purchase their tickets as soon as they went on sale this morning.

Frustrated fans bombarded ticket sales vendor Ticketmaster's website and phone lines in attempts to secure tickets for the band's April 20 concert, which is their first in nearly 40 years.

It appeared the show had sold out and scalpers quickly posted tickets on TradeMe for as much as $375 each, despite their original value being between $119.90 - $159.90.

David Andrew wrote: "Useless - Black Sabbath sold out within 30 seconds (sic), yet there are tickets on TradeMe being sold for twice the price. I do hope that you guys will sort your s*** out and report/cancel these tickets like you say you will, but have failed to do so many times in the past."

Ticketmaster responded with a notice that "we forward all Trademe issues on to the promoter to look into" and "we dislike these people as much as you guys and we're doing all we can to stop it".

Other fans were just as frustrated, with Maria Jackson complaining "Black Sabbath is on my Hubby's bucket list... very stressed as I can't get tickets! What's going on????"

Todd Redpath wrote "Can't reach any ticketmaster phone numbers, and online doesn't seem to be any good either... what's up?"

General admission and allocated seating tickets for the first show now look to have sold out, with some restricted view seats remaining.

Tickets to see Black Sabbath can be purchased from Ticketmaster .