Thousands of Take That fans have spent the day trying to get hold of tickets for their UK stadium tour which will stop off in Cardiff next year.
Hundreds have been queuing at the Millenium Stadium box offices with many more dialing phone hotlines and logging onto ticket websites.
Police have warned fans not to buy from unofficial agencies because of possible identity theft.
Demand for tickets for the reunited’s five’s first tour together in 15 years has caused problems for a number of ticket websites and phonelines.
Ticketmaster have posted a message on their facebook page saying that there are twice the number of people trying to get tickets for the band’s tour as called for Michael Jackson tickets last year.
“Due to totally unprecedented demand all ticket agents across the UK, including Ticketmaster, are struggling to cope with the sheer volume of people logging on to try and buy Take That tickets.
“The knock-on effect is also creating problems for the UK telephone network, it’s been confirmed that it’s also straining to cope and that call volume is at least twice that of the Michael Jackson on sale last March.
“We are working to resolve the issues and we are confident that fans will be able to purchase tickets and we ask that they keep trying.”