PETALING JAYA: Popular Briton crooner Ed Sheeran proved to be a real favourite among Malaysians with all the tickets for his November concert snapped up within 30 minutes of going on sale yesterday.
PR Worldwide managing director R. Para said the 12,000 tickets, priced at RM198, RM298, RM358 and RM458, were sold out by 10.30am.
On whether there would be a second show, Para said there was no such possibility.
One of the lucky fans was Anthony Chin, 29, who claimed his two tickets were bought due to sheer determination.
“I went to the organiser’s office at PJ Tower at around 9am. It wasn’t even open yet and there were already 50 to 60 people queuing,” Chin said.
He said although he heard that the online tickets were sold out, he was glad he turned up in person to buy the tickets.
But Shalini Chandra, 40, was not so lucky and had to walk away empty-handed.
“I tried to buy the tickets online at first at 10am but I couldn’t get through. The website was jammed,” she said.
Shalini then went over to the organiser’s office to buy the tickets but luck was not on her side.
Upon arrival at the office at 10.30am, she was greeted by a long queue at the foyer of the building and also on the eighth floor where the office is located.
This will be Sheeran’s second gig in Malaysia. The first was held in 2015.
The concert will be held on Nov 14 at Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur. It is in support of Sheeran’s third and latest album ÷ (Divide) which was released in early March.
In the first week of its release, the album sold 672,000 copies in Britain, making it the fastest-selling by a male solo artiste there.
Sheeran has won two Grammys and four Brit Awards. His songs such as Thinking Out Loud and Photograph are staples on commercial radio stations here.