KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian fans rallied on social media to request an additional concert date from British rock band Coldplay after being left in the cold in the rush to buy tickets for their coming gig.
All tickets were snapped up in over three hours while pre-sale tickets exclusive to CIMB cardholders on May 16 were sold out within hours.
After waiting in a virtual queue for hours only to leave empty-handed, many took to social media to ask for an additional date.
On Twitter, fans tagged the official accounts of Coldplay, Live National and GoLive Asia, asking for a second show.
“Dear @coldplay, @livenationmy, @GoLiveAsia. Please consider (having a) Day 2 concert for Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres World Tour Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“Many fans still don’t have tickets due to popular demand,” said fan account @Coldplay_Asia, whose tweet racked up over 3,100 retweets in four hours.
Besides tagging official accounts, fans started an online petition calling for Coldplay to announce a second show.
At press time, the petition had garnered thousands of signatures.
Yesterday, Coldplay announced on Twitter that it had added a second show in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, due to “incredible demand.”
It also added another date to its gig in Perth, Australia.
With the Grammy-winning band playing more than one night at these locations, many Malaysians are hopeful it will do the same for Kuala Lumpur.
General tickets for the concert went on sale at 10am, with the pre-queue starting at 9am.
Hoping for a chance at bagging a ticket, many logged onto the GoLive Asia ticketing website using multiple devices, including mobile phones, laptops and iPads.
However, some unscrupulous scalpers are buying multiple tickets and reselling these at a much higher price.
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.