Jacky Cheung KL concert: Scalpers resell tickets up to RM12,993


Hong Kong singer Jacky Cheung will be treating fans in Malaysia to six shows this August. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong’s God Of Songs Jacky Cheung has successfully sold out all his six shows scheduled to take place at Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur from Aug 11 to 13 and Aug 18 to 20.

According to concert organiser Unusual Entertainment, tickets for the Jacky Cheung 60+ Concert Tour – which went on sale on Friday (May 26) at 10am on my.bookmyshow.com/ – were snapped up within two hours.

Ticket prices ranged from RM388 to RM1,188. Unfortunately, not all were snatched up by his fans.

A photo of a category 3 ticket (RM388) being resold for RM6,933. Photo: Screenshot/ViagogoA photo of a category 3 ticket (RM388) being resold for RM6,933. Photo: Screenshot/Viagogo

Checks by StarLifestyle found that on event ticket marketplace Viagogo, scalpers were having a field day, with one offering a ticket as high as RM12,993.

The cheapest ticket – originally priced at RM388 for category 3 – was being sold for RM6,933.

Category 2 tickets, with an original price of RM688, were being resold for RM2,663 and RM2,727 too.

Scalpers are reselling tickets for Cheung's concert at exorbitant prices. Photo: Screenshot/ViagogoScalpers are reselling tickets for Cheung's concert at exorbitant prices. Photo: Screenshot/Viagogo

Meanwhile, category 1 tickets were being sold for RM10,399. For comparison, the original price of the ticket is actually RM988.

The VIP tickets weren’t spared either. Originally priced at RM1,188, the VIP tickets to Cheung's upcoming concerts fetch up to RM12,993 a piece on Viagogo.

Originally priced at RM1,188, the tickets to Jacky Cheung's upcoming concerts fetch up to RM12,993 a piece on Viagogo. Photo: Screenshot/ViagogoOriginally priced at RM1,188, the tickets to Jacky Cheung's upcoming concerts fetch up to RM12,993 a piece on Viagogo. Photo: Screenshot/Viagogo

On the marketplace Carousell, one scalper is offering a category 2 ticket for RM2,000 whereas another is charging RM1,725 for a VIP ticket.

On May 23, Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil said several provisions of the law will be studied to prevent scalping.

The statement comes days after social media users complained about tickets for Coldplay’s upcoming KL concert being resold at exorbitant prices, with one scalper reselling a ticket for RM43,000.

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