As soon as MacpiePro announced that Westlife’s “The Twenty Tour” in Malaysia had sold out, we suspected that scalpers would attempt to earn some extra cash.
While Westlife’s concert for Friday (9th August) sold out after a day it went on sale, the concert organiser soon updated their social media that the Thursday show (8th August) had also sold out within a record setting of 32 hours.
Just a quick recap on the official ticket prices for Westlife’s concert in Malaysia: they are RM693 (VIP) , RM573 (Red), RM483 (Yellow), RM373 (Purple), and RM273 (Green). A quick survey at resellers sites show us that people aren’t just reselling concert tickets for double the price but some are actually reselling 5 times more!
At Viagogo, someone has auctioned up 4 VIP tickets at RM3500 per ticket. It’s outrageous considering the original price for a VIP ticket only costs RM693. Even for the cheapest zone (Green Zone), scalpers are reselling them between RM711 – RM799. Do note that the original price is only RM273.
A quick look at the comments section at MacpiePro’s Facebook post show many fans demanding for a third show. While that would be nice, but we’re not sure if another concert date is possible. In the meantime, many are still desperate to get their hands on Westlife tickets.
Be cautious peeps, and try not to support any scalpers out there.
Psst, did you hear? Shane Filan gave a shout out to Malaysia yesterday after finding out that both concerts had sold out.
UPDATE (Wednesday, 17th April):
Viagogo has since issued a statement regarding the reselling of Westlife tickets on their platform. It reads:
“Viagogo does not set ticket prices, sellers set their own prices, which may be above or below the original face value. Where demand is high and tickets are limited, prices increase. The tickets sold on Viagogo’s platform are genuine tickets that have been sold on by the original ticket purchaser in good faith.”