MANY fans hoping to see global rock band The Killers at the Riverside Stadium next year were left disappointed this morning as tickets sold out within 20 minutes.

And just minutes afterwards they were appearing on resale sites for at least double the price.

Fans who went straight online at 9am were put in a queue on the Ticketmaster website as it struggled to cope with demand.

The Las Vegas band are due to play Middlesbrough’s stadium on June 13, 2020, the final stop on the UK leg of their Imploding the Mirage tour, and the only date in the North-East.

Disappointed fan Frances White told The Northern Echo: “I went on the website the moment the tickets went on sale this morning.

“I was immediately put in a queue and just over 20 minutes later a message popped up to say the tickets I was trying to get were unavailable.

“I kept refreshing it every few minutes and some more expensive tickets did become available later but they were out of my price range.

“To see secondary ticketing websites selling those same tickets at vastly inflated prices just moments later is extremely disappointing.

“I was prepared to spent £70 odd for a ticket, which is quite expensive anyway, but I am not prepared to pay the kind of money they were asking for the resale tickets.”

It is understood that tickets as low as £40 were available initially for those lucky enough to get to the top of the queue, but there were none available for less than about £130 later.