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Ticket site sees 48% rise in Bieber fans selling tickets

Bieber performing in London last night. Credit: PA

Online ticketing site Viagogo said it had seen an increase in the number of people who had put their seats up for sale in the wake of the singer's late appearance.

The firm said it had seen a 48% rise in listings for his tickets this morning, many trading for less than half the box office price.

Viagogo spokesman Ed Parkinson said: "It seems that parents with younger children have been frightened off by the chance of their kids being kept up beyond their bedtimes, or missing the last trains home."

Watch: Thousands boo as Bieber keeps young fans waiting

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Bieber blames 'technical issues' for delay

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i was 40 min late to stage. there is no excuse for that and I apologize for anyone we upset. However it was great show and Im proud of that

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and tonight we will run on time and look forward to putting on an amazing show for everyone in attendance.

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my relationship with the media is not always easy but im trying. Im all about the music and the performance and i respect my fans.

Bieber's first tweets on O2 show

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since i have been here it hasnt been easy with the press at times but I have loved it. so let me say this...

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last night i was scheduled after 3 opening acts to go on stage at 935 not 830 but because of some technical issues i got on at 10:10..so...

Bieber tweets of 'good day' while keeping fans waiting

Justin Bieber pronounced on Twitter last night that he was having a "good day", even as he was keeping fans waiting for his concert at the O2 Arena.

The pop star posted the message at 8:32pm, when his show was due to begin, but didn't start the performance until nearly 10:30pm.

He also tweeted that he was in a "good mood", and "ready for Day 1 at the O2", later saying that he could "hear" his fans in the audience.

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In a good mood. Got my friends and team with me here and ready for Day 1 at the O2. London get ready! #BELIEVEtour

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O2 Arena apologises for Bieber delay

The O2 Arena has been apologising to Justin Bieber fans for the two hour wait they experienced before the star arrived on stage last night.

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Justin Bieber is now on stage and apologises for the lateness of his show

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Sorry to all the Justin Bieber fans for the lateness of his show tonight. The Tube will still be running when the show finishes

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@garybarlow_x Jess - we will be exploring all available options to ensure this doesn't happen again.

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Thousands boo as Justin Bieber keeps fans waiting

Lisa Knight told ITV News that she paid £300 for a pair of tickets to Justin Bieber's London concert last night but her 10-year-old daughter was left disappointed after a near two-hour delay.

In this video recorded on Lisa's mobile phone, frustrated fans are heard booing as the Canadian superstar kept the crowd waiting.

The mother said she and her daughter arrived home in Basildon at 1.30am this morning and the 10-year-old went to school tired ahead of her SATs exams.

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More Bieber complaints as star 'late' in Nottingham too

Justin Bieber is facing complaints from parents of young fans who had to leave shows early due to his lateness. Credit: PA

Teen superstar Justin Bieber was also an hour late for a concert in Nottingham on Saturday night, according to the Nottingham Evening Post.

"My daughter was just so distraught we had to go before he was even on stage," one mother told the paper. There was no apology or anything – I'm disgusted."

Another parent complained that she paid £330 for her daughter to meet the Canadian singer but the experience lasted "no more than 20 seconds."

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Parents: Bieber 'should be ashamed' of treatment of fans

Former Coronation Street actress Wendi Peters said her daughter had to leave the Justin Bieber concert before the end and now "isn't as big a fan as she was."

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Gracie isn't as big a Justin Bieber fan as she was ! Had to leave early and now school on 6 hours sleep :( #goodluckeveryone #BieberatTheO2

Twitter user Nicola Gray said her daughter arrived home at 1.30am because of the star's "laziness". She addressed another tweet at the O2 arena demanding a refund of the £68.25 ticket.

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Justin bieber should be ashamed my daughter finally arrived home at nearly 1.30am cause of your laziness... Fame has gone to your head boy !

Another mother said it was "awful how late he was":

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@daybreak my daughter & niece went to Bieber last night,awful how late he was and can't believe he didn't sing 'believe'on the believe tour!

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