Minutes after the tickets for British singer, Ed Sheeran’s show on November 14 sold out today, local scalpers didn’t waste much time to swing into action.
The tickets, which officially cost from RM198 to RM458 through official portals PR Worldwide and MyTicketAsia, were eventually offered on sites such as Carousell and Viagogo, for up to RM8369 at press time. Shocking..
The talented singer’s show which is scheduled to be held at Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur later this year, went on-sale online as scheduled today (Monday, 15th May) at 10am.
However, all 12,000 tickets were completely sold out just hours after being released, which means.. unlucky fans might have to resort to re-sellers or scalpers to get their passes to the concert.
The resale tickets appeared despite organisers AEG Presents and PR Worldwide warned that “unlawful resale or attempted unlawful resale of a ticket would lead to seizure or cancellation of that ticket without refund or other compensation”.
And to our surprise, some devoted fans have even purchased the overpriced tickets on those sites! Talk about money and priority. (Excuse us, we’re just being bitter here. 😭)
Anyway, here’s how it all went down. Before 10am, there was a cyber-queue on the myticketasia site. The window prompted that customers were put on a queue and for approximately four to five minutes, stating the queue was no guarantee that their tickets were reserved.
It also clarified the next page would lead them to the seats they want, with the customers only stating the number of tickets in their preferred section while the site automatically generates the selection.
After waiting for at least 10 to 15 minutes, the page of the seating appears, however, when customers want to select their preferred sections, they were prompted: “This event goes on sale 15/05/17 10:00AM MYT!” when in fact it has been 15 minutes past 10AM.
Obviously, angry fans took no time to flood social media to express their disappointment.
WTF indeed. In spite of that, a friend of ours pointed out an interesting fact, why did they include tour agency, Mayflower Holidays Sdn Bhd, as one of the authorised ticket outlets instead of the usual event ticket hubs such as Ticket Pro or Red Tix Asia? Surely, these centres would have more experience in handling big events like this.
Hm.. so what now? Will the organisers be able to fix this situation by adding a second show like Coldplay’s concert in Singapore, or will they change the venue to add more space for attendees? Only time will tell, stay tuned to this page for updates!