Rolling Stones' Adelaide show a sellout

Rolling Stones' Adelaide show a sellout

The Rolling Stones will play to a sellout crowd at Adelaide Oval on March 22 after fans were quick to snap up tickets when they went on sale this morning.

While some fans queued at outlets around town, many others headed online to try and secure their seats.

“Since they’re getting on a bit so to speak, it might be their last concert, I’m taking the opportunity to have a good time like everyone else in Adelaide,” one fan lining up this morning said.

All tickets - more than 50,000 of them - were soon sold.

“It’s extraordinary, really went pretty much in the first hour this morning, at one stage we were selling 1200 tickets a minute,” promoter Tony Cochran said.

“Adelaide has got behind the Stones and got behind the reopening of the Adelaide Oval.”

A limited number of tickets were on offer on Friday, with scalpers posting the tickets for sale online at significant mark ups less than an hour after they went on sale.

After luring the legendary rockers to Adelaide with almost $500,000 in taxpayers funds, the South Australian Government said the economic benefits would be more than respectable.

“You’re talking about millions and millions in economic activity flooding in South Australia off the back of the oval,” Premier Jay Weatherill said.