EVENT organizers are investigating after disgruntled fans were turned away from a Ricky Gervais gig in York last night.

Last night (January 11), Gervais played his second night at the York Barbican, and it seems only people who bought tickets through TicketMaster were allowed into the venue.

Reporter Maxine Gordon said: “When my husband and I turned up at the York Barbican at 7.20pm for the 7.30pm show there were hundreds of people queuing to get in and a very long line to the box office, again unusual.

“I thought the delay was because they check bags very carefully, but as we approached the entrance, the ticketing staff shouted that they only accept TicketMaster tickets, not Viagogo, which are tickets from the website resale.

“Many people have been asked to leave.

“When my ticket was being checked, I asked what was going on and why. I was told the night before that a lot of people came with Viagogo tickets, but duplicates, all for the same seats, so they weren’t accepted last night. .”

In response to fan complaints on social media, Gervais said: “The promoter, Live Nation, is investigating what happened. I know, it’s very unpleasant.”

One fan, James Williams, tweeted: “Finally back home after a 4 hour round trip to see Ricky Gervais in York at the York Barbican, only to be turned away after buying tickets via @viagogo… Me and a hundred others left shattered! ! Why wasn’t this information shared before we all made the trip?!”

The Barbican called the event its most sought-after concert, with 40,000 people applying for tickets.

And before the event began, they posted a message that read: “At the request of the producer, after Ricky Gervais takes the stage, there will be no latecomers. Please make sure you arrive early to go through the appropriate security checks. ID corresponds to the host The name of the booking customer may be required at login.’

The Press has contacted York Barbican for comment and we will add it here when it arrives.

In his 2019 show SuperNature, now a Netflix hit, Gervais, star and writer of The Office, Extras, Derek and Afterlife, presented his skeptical view of the absurdity of superstition, magic and all unfounded beliefs , leading to the celebratory conclusion that nature is so super.

Reading, 57, a stand-up comedian, actor, director, screenwriter, singer and awards host, also graced the York Barbican on February 28, 2017, when he tackled taboo subjects such as rape, death and terrorism, as well as nut allergies, in his the Humanity tour.


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