Yeah. I'm not surprised the Manchester dates went fast...two weekend dates in the only non-London shows in England. I also didn't get through (though I felt really annoyed: I couldn't get anywhere on my laptop for 5 minutes...tried my mobile just to see and got straight through. By then it was far too late...but I can't work out why I was denied initially).
Do we reckon there are more tickets reserved for general sale? Not that I'm particularly looking forward to negotiating that at all.
Finally...they really need to re-evaluate their popularity in the UK.