Australia's love affair with the Boss to continue with three more shows added to the tour.

Bruce Springsteen is returning to Australia with the Wrecking Ball tour. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Five days after pre-sales for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band created a storm of complaints, general sales are going more smoothly, despite thousands of fans rushing to secure a ticket online creating a crush on the Ticketek website.

The Boss's Melbourne gig, at AAMI Park on February 15, went on sale first at 9am, and fans quickly reported on Facebook that tickets sold out in minutes: some fans said they couldn't get tickets at 9.01am. But as of 1.15pm single seats were still available for the February 15 gig.

In response to the strong demand in Melbourne, Frontier Touring announced an extra show would be added for AAMI Park, for February 16, with tickets going on sale at 10.45am, again via Ticketek. Reserved seating and General Admission standing tickets are still available for the February 16 show.

Bruce Springsteen in concert. Click for more photos

Bruce Springsteen at Rod Laver Arena

Bruce Springsteen in concert. Photo: Mal Fairclough

Sales for the band's NSW shows – at Allphones Arena on February 19 and Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley on February 22 – went on sale at 10am and were still available after 1pm.

Just after 11am the Ticketek website reached its capacity as fans from several cities were simultaneously hunting for tickets. The site began "queuing" punters, which meant people could not get into the site until someone had finished shopping and departed. This prompted several complaints from frustrated fans on social media. On Twitter UpSideDownGirl tweeted to @Ticketek_AU that "Perth went on sale and now nothing works! The app, the mobile site or the web site...everyone is queued."

Writing on Frontier Touring's Facebook page Erica Waldock said: "member. ready. sorted. coffee. kids off to school early. chomping at the bit. phone man counting down every ten seconds. 9.00 am. press get tickets. ALL GONE. so.so.so.shattered."

Fans in the west had the most trouble getting tickets, even though the Boss scheduled two shows Perth Arena: February 7 and 8 both sold out. Tickets for the Adelaide show at the Entertainment Centre on February 11 went on sale at midday.

Some fans also complained of tickets being re-sold on eBay. Libby Bethune wrote on Frontier Touring's Facebook page: "Lots of tickets on ebay ... hope they lose their tickets ... how can you sell what you haven't got."

One re-seller on eBay listed one general admission standing ticket for the Sydney show for $399 at 10.06am. The face value for those seats via Ticketek is $227.90.