Blake Shelton Concert Sells Out in 3 Hours Despite Website Problems

Published 05/09 2014 10:32AM

Updated 05/09 2014 05:49PM

UPDATE -- The Walmart AMP says the grand opening concert featuring Blake Shelton on June 7 is officially sold out.

ROGERS -- A bumpy start for ticket sales to see Blake Shelton at the new Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP), thanks to website problems Friday morning.

Tickets went on sale May 9 at 9am. While those who showed up to stand in line for tickets at Walton Arts Center's box office reported no problems, would-be concert goers logging on to has a different story.

Venue officials posted a statement to their Facebook page about an hour after tickets went on sale, saying, "We are aware of the queue issues and are working to resolve those. The volume has been overwhelming and we are trying to move things through as quickly as we can. We have increased the size of our website server to better facilitate the on-sale. We are sorry for the inconvenience--at this time we still have seats available."

Hundreds commented on the post, complaining they had been kicked out or moved back in the online cue for purchasing.  "Awareness is one thing, I think most of us are interested in the resolution," wrote Tyler Gill. "I had made it all the way to #3 in the queue and now I'm sitting at 8101... Where are my tickets!?"

A spokesperson for the AMP says there were about 7,000 tickets available for the show.  The country star and NBC Voice judge is slated to be their Grand Opening Community Concert headliner on June 7 - and all the ticket sale proceeds are going to charity.

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