23 Mar 2012

Conchords tour tickets sold out in hours

6:18 pm on 23 March 2012

All 15,000 tickets to the upcoming Flight of the Conchords tour have sold out in a matter of hours.

About 300 tickets to each of Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie's 10 shows were available from the box office on Friday morning, and they sold out by lunchtime.

The remaining 5000 or so tickets went on sale online at midday and were snapped up in 25 minutes.


A limited number of early-bird tickets had gone on sale for credit-card holders on Tuesday and they too quickly sold out.

Tour co-promoter Stuart Clumpas says New Zealanders have been waiting since 2009 for the comedy duo to tour again.

Hundreds of fans camped out overnight in several cities to make sure they didn't miss out.

One fan, Matthew Butler, waited overnight outside a ticket booth in Auckland's Aotea Square and said the wait paid off.

"I'm very happy. They are actually the specific tickets that I wanted. They are right in the middle of the front row. My best mate is going to be stoked. Yes, it was totally worth it."

The shows are the first for the duo since McKenzie won the Oscar for best original song in February - for "Man or Muppet", which features in the latest Muppets movie.