Unless you’ve living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Coldplay will be bringing their successful “A Head Full Of Dreams Tour” to South East Asia next year.
Although Malaysia was skipped from the list (yet again!), many Malaysians were hopeful to see the Chris Martin-fronted band perform in The Lion City on 1st April 2017 before their “indefinite hiatus”. Unfortunately for many, seeing them live is now a distant dream – unless you have a truck load of cash to spare.
The first few batches of pre-sale tickets were available for Citibank cardholders to purchase on Thursday (17th November), while Live Nation Lushington’s mailing list subscribers had a 1 day advantage to purchase their tickets on Sunday (20th November), before the final batch of tickets were released this morning (Monday, 21st November).
Sadly, the 12,000 pre-sale tickets – ranging from SGD78 (RM240) to SGD298 (RM914) – were sold out within 1 hour on Thursday itself, while the 3rd and final batch of public-sale tickets to Coldplay’s upcoming concert at National Stadium were snapped up within 90 minutes of going on sale at 10am today. Wow!
As a result, many would turn to sites like stubhub or mobile classifieds app Carousell for a ticket re-sell. The good news is, there are people selling off their tickets. The bad news? Some tickets are being sold up to RM24K each!
Gosh! Who would be willing to fork out that much cash for a concert? *Sigh*
To quote Coldplay’s “Fix You”, “When you try your best, but you don’t succeed…”