Sheila Majid slams scalpers for reselling Coldplay tickets at exorbitant prices

Sheila Majid has slammed scalpers for being unethical and inconsiderate towards true Coldplay fans. Photos: Handout, Sheila Majid/Instagram

Local singer Datuk Sheila Majid has called out scalpers for reselling tickets for Coldplay's upcoming concert at exorbitant prices.

In an Instagram Story on Wednesday (May 17), Sheila said that scalpers were being "ridiculous and unethical".

Her post was accompanied by a screenshot of Coldplay's concert tickets being sold on an unauthorised website for RM3,000 and RM4,150.

The 58-year-old also shared a photo showing a category one ticket – originally priced at RM1,288 – being re-sold for RM43,200.

"Don't buy from them! They are unscrupulous people! Even if I had the money, no way (I will buy the ticket)! It's just stupid. Might as well watch Coldplay abroad!" the Sinaran hitmaker wrote.

Sheila also slammed scalpers for being inconsiderate towards Coldplay fans and rushing to grab tickets despite having no interest in attending the British rock band's concert.

"If you really want to make money, this is not the way to do it. Fans who really want to (attend the concert) can't even get a ticket because of (scalpers) who keep taking advantage like this.

Tickets for Coldplay's concert are being re-sold at a much higher price on unauthorised websites. Photos: Sheila Majid/InstagramTickets for Coldplay's concert are being re-sold at a much higher price on unauthorised websites. Photos: Sheila Majid/Instagram

"Don't buy from them. Let them be stuck (with their tickets)," she said.

Sheila's statement came hours after general tickets for the Grammy-winning band's Nov 22 concert at National Stadium Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur were sold out.

Tickets went on sale on Wednesday (May 17) at 10am and were snapped up in over three hours.

Checks by The Star found that on event ticket marketplace Viagogo, a ticket worth RM228 was being sold for RM1,749.

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

Meanwhile, Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil said the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has been instructed to take action on Coldplay ticket resale advertisements on social media.

He said there were fraudulent activities in the resale of concert tickets on social media and MCMC would ask the operator of the platform to take down the posting.

"If detected, we will bring (scammers) to court and if the (ticket sales) are still on the platform, appropriate action will be taken," he said on Thursday (May 18).

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