Wayne Lim Jun Jie, better known as JJ Lin (林俊傑) will be holding 4 concerts in Singapore this coming August. Unfortunately, they’ve all been sold out.
Demand for the homegrown Mandopop singer has been high. JJ Lin was originally slated to perform only on 18th and 19th August. After the 2 initial “Sanctuary World Tour” dates sold out, organisers added 2 additional shows on 15th and 16th August.
According to the Strait Times, the 37-year-old singer is the first local music act to hold 4 straight concerts at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Despite the additional dates, many fans still failed to secure concert tickets. Concert promoter Unusual Entertainment has confirmed that no further shows will be added.
Unsurprisingly, scalpers who bought extra tickets have taken to sites such as Stubhub and Carousell to resell their tickets at a higher price. Bandwagon reported that tickets for all 4 dates are now priced at least S$300 and goes as high as S$6,000. However, 1 particular scalper has decided to resell a Cat 1 concert ticket for – wait for it – S$27,763! The original price tag is only S$348. Ridiculous much?
Unusual Entertainment has issued a word of caution, saying, “We urge you to refrain from buying your tickets through re-sellers or any third party ticketing platforms. We would not be able to guarantee the validity of all such purchases“.
Fans have also taken to social media to express their disappointment with the ticketing system.