Some fans had numerous devices on the go in the vain hope that they would snap up tickets to see the soulful Londoner perform at the 3Arena , in March.
Adele, 27, has not been on tour for five years — she focused on her family and on writing songs for her new album. She will perform two shows in the 3Arena — a 14,500-capacity amphitheatre — on March 4 and 5.
A spokesperson for the concert organisers MCD Promotions said they had no plans at the moment to add an extra Irish date.
Tickets for the shows, sold by Ticketmaster, ranged from €54 and €121 for tiered seating, and €88.50 for the standing area in front of the stage.
However, Seatwave, a Ticketmaster company, was reselling seats for the Dublin concerts a short time later from €275.
One fan who failed to get tickets was angry that they were being resold, at greatly inflated prices, on the sister site, just 20 minutes after the sale.
However, a spokesperson for Ticketmaster said it did not put any tickets on Seatwave.
Seatwave is described as an online marketplace, where fans can buy and sell tickets for concerts, theatre sports, and other live events.
Tickets for Adele’s two Belfast shows, at the SSE Arena on February 29 and March 1, took a bit longer to sell out — 20 minutes.
Because of the phenomenal demand, the singer has added 12 extra dates for her European tour, which kicks off from Belfast.
Tickets for those gigs, at venues in Britain, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands, will go on sale at 9am on Monday.
So all is not lost for fans prepared to fly, and probably cry, when they hear Adele sing — new album, 25, is a real tear-jerker.