The Tate Modern’s servers have crashed and scores of Kraftwerk fans are furious. This is the aftermath of tickets for the legendary electronic act’s upcoming shows going on sale. Kraftwerk are scheduled to perform four shows in total at the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall this coming January. Each show will be based on one of the group’s eight studio albums and the demand for tickets is unlike anything the Tate Modern website has had to handle in its existence. The immediate surge caused by the tickets going on sale crashed the servers not a minute later than the 7.30 onsale time, The Independent reports.
While the website staff scrambled to repair the damage, the increasingly irritated customers were left with one phone line, which simply could not cope with the demand. Visitors to the website were greeted with the following message: "Kraftwerk at Tate Modern has just gone on sale and we are experiencing a phenomenal demand for tickets which is affecting our web server. Please try to buy tickets online again later, or call 020 7887 4919 to join the telephone ticketing queue. We have extra staff on hand today but demand is extremely high. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you, and hope you are successful in getting your tickets."
Upon trying the number, most of the fans were put on hold for indefinite amounts of time. A large number of them took to Twitter and Facebook to vent their frustration.