ARMYs Voice Frustration Over BTS Concert Tickets Selling Out—Before They Go On Sale

Ticketmaster announced there won’t be a public sale.

As soon as the news for BTS‘s upcoming concerts in Los Angeles, California hit the internet, fans were excited to finally see the seven members performing in person again. Although fans were prepared with all the tips to make their ticketing experience successful, many have run into a roadblock when discovering tickets sold out before actually going on sale to the public.

On October 7 and 8, a select amount of fans were able to purchase tickets to the four Permission To Dance On Stage dates as part of the pre-sale period. The first day was set aside for those who purchased a global membership; the second day was for Ticketmaster‘s verified fans pre-sale. On October 9, those who weren’t able to participate in the pre-sales were looking forward to the public sale.

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Instead, Ticketmaster made an announcement for ARMYs that were expecting to purchase tickets. All four shows sold out in the pre-sale period and no public sale would be taking place.

Fans were understandably upset by the news and were further angered by the prices the tickets were being resold for. Rather than tickets selling for $60-$450 USD per ticket, fans pointed out that they were now selling for as much as $8,000 USD each.

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Making the situation even more unfortunate, fans spotted one ticket being resold for $36,000 USD.

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Thousands of fans voiced their frustration with how unprepared Ticketmaster and the SoFi Stadium were for the overwhelming demand and how many scalpers were able to get in and purchase tickets for resale.

Now it appears that fans who were hoping to see BTS in person will have to tune into the online viewing instead. Since the announcement, Ticketmaster has not commented further on the situation.