The pre-sale for Beyoncé’s UK tour dates has begun.

Beyoncé fans are rushing to get tickets for her first solo tour in seven years, as the first pre-sale for her UK dates has begun.

At 10:00 GMT, O2 customers were the first to have access, but some reported issues with the app and website.

Those who were able to buy tickets reported prices ranging from £56 to £199, with VIP “on stage” seats costing between £1,950 and £2,390.

Pre-sales will continue on Friday and Monday.

On Tuesday, tickets for the pop superstar’s five UK stadium shows in Cardiff, Edinburgh, Sunderland, and London will go on general sale.

The concerts in the United Kingdom are part of a 43-city world tour in support of her Grammy-nominated Renaissance album.

The concerts begin on May 10 in Sweden and conclude a week later at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

She will then travel to Murrayfield in Edinburgh on May 20, Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on May 23, and London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 29 and 30.

Beyoncé has set the standard ticket prices at roughly the same level as her last stadium tour, with her husband Jay-Z in 2018, when entry started at £51.

However, the VIP packages, some of which included guaranteed front row seats, are more than four times that tour’s top price of £475.

Many fans on social media ridiculed the cost, reminding Beyoncé that she advised people to “quit their jobs” on her recent single, Break My Soul.

According to Billboard, the five-month tour could earn the star up to $275 million (£223 million).

After the company’s app and website crashed ahead of Beyoncé’s ticket sale, the phrase “O2 Priority” trended on Twitter.

Hundreds of fans were disappointed that they couldn’t access the site, but others were more concerned that they’d missed out on a free Greggs coffee.

In a statement, the company apologised “to anyone experiencing difficulties”.

“Tickets are selling and we’re seeing huge demand. We’re doing everything we can behind the scenes to help keep the app running smoothly.”

The O2 app and website also crashed in November, when the company had pre-sale access for another major tour, this time for comedian Peter Kay.

Before ticket pre-sales begin on Monday in North America, Beyoncé fans are being asked to register for Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan process, which the company claims will filter out touts.

Those who have registered will be put through a “lottery-style process” if demand exceeds the number of available tickets.

Politicians in the United States, who are already investigating Ticketmaster for the botched sale of Taylor Swift’s Eras tour, will be watching how the systems handle Beyoncé’s concerts.