Lady Gaga sales open at Shoprite early

2012-06-19 16:40
Cape Town - The Shoprite Group on Tuesday announced that they will be opening over the counter sales for Lady Gaga tickets at their stores a day earlier than previously announced.

The decision was made so as not to discriminate against the large portion of its customer base that does not have internet access or credit cards, the Shoprite Group said.

Ticket sales for Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball tour will open at its Money Market counters at Checkers, Checkers Hyper and Shoprite stores from 09:00 on Wednesday, 20 June 2012.

Shoprite Group Chief Executive Officer, Whitey Basson, said that he was unhappy with Computicket's decision to relent to the insistence of the promoters of the tour taking place in Johannesburg on 30 November and Cape Town on 3 December 2012, to reserve ticket sales for internet users for the first 48 hours.

'The situation in SA is different'

"In our experience some 60% of Computicket’s ticket sales for concerts of the calibre as Lady Gaga’s take place through our Shoprite and Checkers Money Markets and Computicket outlets. Tickets will therefore already be made available at store level from tomorrow [Wednesday].

"Although the Group appreciates the fact that Lady Gaga's target market primarily consists of young internet users, the situation in South Africa is different to that in the rest of the world. Some 87% of South Africans do not have access to the internet and 85% do not have credit cards and the Group is not prepared to discriminate against this section of society by preventing them from a chance to buy a ticket in-store.

"Lady Gaga has been advised of my decision through the promoters," Basson concluded.

Ticket sales for Lady Gaga's South African shows opened on the Computicket website on Tuesday and caused a number of headaches for fans eager to get their hands on tickets.

Computicket also assured fans that online sales will remain open and not close due to the announcement that the over the counter sales were opening a day earlier on Wednesday.

The Computicket call centre (0861 915 8000) will also be open for Lady Gaga ticket sales for both SA concerts at 09:00 on Wednesday.

Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball tickets prices range from R515-615 for seated levels, and R715 for standing tickets.

More info on tickets and special VIP packages here.


  • hein.huyser - 2012-06-19 20:08

    try this website before you buy some tckets:

      mornelaubscher - 2012-06-19 20:57

      Thanks Hein will do and will put you as reference while we there.

      hein.huyser - 2012-06-19 23:00

      Just sharing. Do with the info as you see fit.

      Jesse Palmer - 2012-06-19 23:39

      Lmfbao! Hein, it's funny people like you who make my day. we need more people to just post something random for a change, instead of just always whining about everything and attacking each other. Imma check it out just cause.

      lynda.schenck - 2012-06-20 08:20

      no such website - idiot!

  • Wesley Bischoff - 2012-06-19 20:59

    You are seriously f*cking pathetic. Do something constructive with your life instead of posting links to sites that spread lies and manipulate a person's image. Seems like you are doing the devils work. Oh wait, he doesn't exist.

      hein.huyser - 2012-06-19 22:58

      Have you done some research Wes? or are you too afraid? It's not I that created the site, I merely shared it, and so by the way, I found it interesting and informative, and 100% in line with a dvd I saw with the name "they sold their souls for rock and roll". Don't be scared. Search for it and go and find out what people themselves say what they will do for fame, money and a front-page cover pic. Ignorance have never been an excuse.

      godfried.kruger.9 - 2012-06-20 04:03

      Hein, you cant be serious? Are you sure you are not possessed? Only a possessed person can utter such crap! GET A LIFE!!!!!!!

  • arno.hattingh.9 - 2012-06-20 06:52

    It's on the Internet , so it must be true...

  • elewies - 2012-06-20 10:35


  • edwin.lerm - 2012-06-20 10:40

    Hein what info did you share? You made a statement saying she's a satanist with no facts to back it up?

  • jayjay.talbot - 2012-06-20 15:21

    Chekas - chekas..jus up the street... before you lambast hein check the website

  • katlegojones.malemela - 2012-07-12 23:11

    I would certainly be attending Gaga Show in Jhb!! # whoop! Those jugding see you in Hell (if there is one) since you are the ones judging! Mother Monster don't need you, sit down!! Damn hypocrites! I am a little monster and I was born this way!

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