The price of tickets for the BLACKPINK concert in Hong Kong, part of their world tour, has skyrocketed, prompting complaints from local fans.
BLACKPINK will perform for three nights at the Asia World Arena in Hong Kong from January 13-15. Tickets for the concerts went on pre-sale on November 22, with the main sale starting on November 23.
Tickets were immediately sold out upon opening the website. However, BLACKPINK fans were unable to purchase tickets at normal prices as ticket collectors already have many tickets.
Taiwan’s ET Today reported on November 25 that BLACKPINK fans are complaining because ticket vendors have taken a large number of tickets for all 3 concert nights in Hong Kong.
Tickets for the BLACKPINK concert in Hong Kong cost between HKD 799 and 2,999 yuan, depending on where you sit. All tickets sold at regular prices were sold out, but soon there were many tickets on different platforms at different prices. Tickets bought from ticket sellers have started to show up at high prices online. In particular, tickets for the first floor of the concert hall cost up to HK$70,000 (about 12 million won).
In response, BLACKPINK fans are filing a complaint with the show organizers. On the organizer’s Facebook profile, fans who failed to buy tickets for the BLACKPINK concert flooded with comments like: “I waited almost two hours, but it was already sold out,” and “It was a waste of time.”
In a related study, the organizer of the BLACKPINK concert in Hong Kong recommended purchasing tickets through their official channels on November 22, while warning that they will not be held responsible if there are any issues with purchasing tickets through any unofficial tour.
Meanwhile, in Taiwan, Super Junior concert tickets were recently canceled and officially resold after the discovery of expensive tickets on the black market.
Source: TV Report