As expected, tickets for the Sex Pistols' show at Birmingham's Carling Academy on June 11 sold out within an hour of going on sale at 9am today.
Those unlucky at the box office now face a steep mark-up from touts if they want to get in. By lunchtime today, there were 17 pairs of tickets on eBay with bids already topping the £100 mark. Tickets had gone on sale for £37.50.
The band – Johnny Rotten, Glenn Matlock, Steve Jones and Paul Cook – are playing the exclusive show as a warm-up to a summer festival appearance on the Isle of Wight.
It will be their first gig in Birmingham since appearing at the tiny Bogart's club in New Street on October 20, 1976.
A gig at Birmingham Town Hall on December 20 1976 was cancelled. The Anarchy In The UK tour was decimated following a series of loutish incidents and a legendary swearathon earlier that month while being interviewed by Bill Grundy on the Today Show.