The Rolling Stones Sell Out London O2 Arena Shows in Seven Minutes

Maybe The Rolling Stones should kick off their November 25 and 29 shows at London's O2 Arena with "All Sold Out," a track from Between the Buttons.

After all, there's no better way to describe what happened earlier today, when tickets for both events sold out in seven minutes, Rolling Stone reports.

Rabid fans started with the arena's least-expensive seats (around $152), devouring them in three minutes; the most expensive seats (around $601) were gone four minutes later.

The level of online traffic caused Ticketmaster to crash before the tickets had sold out. A holding page read, "We're experiencing high demand. You will be automatically directed to the page requested as soon as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience." Resale websites are already listing tickets for as much as $20,050.

If you're interested in attending the band's December 13 and 15 shows in Newark, New Jersey, be advised that presale starts noon EST Saturday (tomorrow, October 20), with a general on-sale following on October 26.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.