As Korean rapper SUGA’s fans encountered excessive prices and lengthy wait times when attempting to acquire tickets for his next tour, Ticketmaster once again came under scrutiny.
For those who are unaware, the highly anticipated tour by the singer of the song Agust D began with a pre-sale on March 1 for ARMYs who had the membership access code.
If there are any tickets left, the general fan ticket presale is scheduled for Thursday. All tickets for the Army member presale were made accessible, as per a tweet from Ticketmaster on Monday.
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Meanwhile, Ticketmaster issued a warning to customers on Monday, stating that it was “expected that many interested fans will not be able to get tickets,” owing to the overwhelming response to SUGA’s tour. The entertainment business also cautioned customers that even after having a presale access code, there is no guarantee that tickets would still be available if they decide to buy them.
Fans on Twitter, however, said that a number of issues were already troubling those who had access to the presale. This was similar to the problems fans encountered while trying to get Taylor Swift tickets, a situation that ultimately prompted a lawsuit against Live Nation, the parent company of Ticketmaster.
On the day the pre-sale tickets went on sale, there was allegedly complete chaos on the site and supporters flocked to social media to protest Ticketmaster for the outrageous ticket costs. Here are some Twitter reactions relating to the unfortunate incident:
— Mia⁷ 💜 (@miapersonaaa) March 2, 2023
ticketmaster is holding onto good seats and releasing them as PLATINUM after arenas look look sold out to scam fans and break our banks this is so fucked pic.twitter.com/jmdCdGfg3H
— g!!🃏 (@jiminugh) March 1, 2023
— crying (@cryingonsun) March 2, 2023
On February 15, BIGHIT Music shocked fans by announcing the schedule for SUGA’s forthcoming solo tour. In April, the BTS rapper will start the promised tour.
After beginning the tour in the US, the idol will then play in South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, and ultimately Japan. For five of the six nations, his tour dates and concert locations have been made public; however, his itinerary for Japan has not yet been made public.