Coldplay tickets sold out in 3 hours; being scalped for 6 times its normal price

Coldplay's KL gig marks the band's first concert in Malaysia. Photo: Handout

General tickets for British rock band Coldplay’s Nov 22 concert at National Stadium Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur have sold out.

Tickets were snapped up in over three hours, showcasing the band’s extraordinary demand in the country.

The KL concert ticket prices ranged from RM228 to RM3,088.

The show’s organiser, Live Nation, announced the news at 1.07pm in a post on Twitter.

“Coldplay: Music Of The Spheres World Tour is officially SOLD OUT!

“We would like to thank everyone for your extraordinary (and) overwhelming support towards Coldplay live in Kuala Lumpur.

“Looking forward to seeing you on 22nd November at National Stadium Bukit Jalil!” the tweet read.

Tickets went on sale today at 10am, with the pre-queue beginning at 9am.

With Coldplay’s upcoming stage marking the band’s first ever concert in Malaysia, it’s no wonder thousands are trying their luck at bagging a ticket.

However, some unscrupulous scalpers have taken advantage of enthusiastic Coldplay fans by purchasing multiple tickets and reselling them at a much higher price for personal gain.

A screenshot of a category two concert ticket being resold at a much higher price on Viagogo. Photo: Screenshot/ViagogoA screenshot of a category two concert ticket being resold at a much higher price on Viagogo. Photo: Screenshot/Viagogo

Checks by The Star found that on event ticket marketplace Viagogo, the cheapest ticket – originally priced at RM228 for category seven – was being sold for RM1,749, which is almost eight times its real price.

On Carousell, category four and five tickets, originally priced at RM598 and RM498 respectively, were being sold for RM2,499 and RM3,000.

Netizens are urging for fans to stop buying from scalpers. Photo: Screenshot/CarousellNetizens are urging for fans to stop buying from scalpers. Photo: Screenshot/Carousell

Netizens have since taken to social media to vent their frustrations, with many urging fans to stop buying from scalpers.

Meanwhile, pre-sale tickets exclusive to CIMB card holders yesterday (May 16) were sold out within hours.

According to a statement from ticketing website GoLive Asia, Coldplay’s pre-sale tickets registered the biggest demand in GoLive Asia’s history, with a record-breaking 400,000 fans in the virtual queue.

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