Adele comes under fire for sky-high ticket prices ahead of sold-out Munich residency

Adele pictured at 2022’s BRIT Awards  (PA Archive)
Adele pictured at 2022’s BRIT Awards (PA Archive)

Adele's Munich concert ticket prices are stirring up quite the storm online.

Last week, an astonishing 260,000 fans virtually queued for hours, hoping to snag affordable seats for her upcoming summer residency in Germany.

Now, with only VIP tickets left, priced at a jaw-dropping £615 for prime standing spots and perks like early entry and swag, fans are feeling put out.

The premium seat package came with a hefty price tag of £984, while the least expensive ticket, priced at £60, quickly sold out at the purpose-built outdoor arena.

On X (formerly Twitter), fans are crying foul, calling the prices "criminal" and bemoaning the struggle for "regular people to see artists live”

One frustrated fan wrote: “Adele ticket prices are looking insane already why are these artists making it so difficult for regular people to go see them live.”

The hitmaker will perform 10 shows in Munich this August (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images f)
The hitmaker will perform 10 shows in Munich this August (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images f)

A third shared: “I’m sorry but the Adele prices are out of pocket.”

Echoing many others sentiments, a fan commented: “I was thinking i could go see Adele but the prices are too crazy.

“Like I'd rather go on vacation with that money just not worth it to me.”

Due to overwhelming demand, the Hello singer has already tacked on four additional dates to her August schedule, bringing the total to 10 shows.

Her Munich shows mark her first European gigs since 2016. She is set to take to the open-air arena, which will accommodate 80,000 fans each night, on August 2, 3, 9, 10, 14, 16, 23, 24, 30, and 31.

Announcing the shows on her Instagram, the 35-year-old said “Guten Tag babes” to her European fans adding that she “couldn’t think of a more wonderful way to spend my summer”.

She wrote on Instagram: "So a few months ago I got a call about a summer run of shows. I've been content as anything with my shows in London's Hyde Park and my residency in Vegas, so I hadn't had any other plans.

"However, I was too curious to not follow up and indulge in this idea - a one off, bespoke pop-up stadium designed around whatever show I want to put on? Ohh!?

"Pretty much slap bang in the middle of Europe? In Munich? That's a bit random, but still fabulous! Right after the Euros? Come on England! With the Olympics next door? Go on Simone! And some of my favourite artists playing shows too? Why...YES!!

"I haven't played in Europe since 2016! I couldn't think of a more wonderful way to spend my summer and end this beautiful phase of my life and career with shows closer to home during such an exciting summer. Guten Tag babes x"

Adele returned to the Vegas stage earlier in January for the final leg of her run which ends in June.