British band Coldplay will perform another live concert in Singapore on March 31, after an overwhelming demand for its first show on April 1 at National Stadium. The move will offer a sigh of relief to Coldplay fans in Singapore but it will also set of a mad scramble for the limited tickets on offer for the March 31 show.
Live Nation Lushington confirmed on Thursday that the tickets for the March 31 show will go on sale on Nov 25 (Friday) at 10 am. The organiser will also release additional CAT 5 (Standing Pen A) and CAT 6 (Standing Pen B) tickets for the April 1 show at the same time.
On its Facebook page, Live Nation Lushington said each transaction is limited to a maximum of four tickets across all categories. There will be no pre-sale for this new date. The ticket prices range from $78 to $268. VIP tickets, including priority entry and official merchandise, are available for a whopping price of $298.
Coldplay concert fans can buy the tickets via Sports Hub Tix (www.sportshubtix.sg, or call the hotline at 3158-7888). Tickets can also be purchased directly from the Sports Hub box office at Kallang Wave Mall or from any SingPost outlet.
About 40,000 tickets were sold in the first three batches for the April 1 concert of the British band. The Sports Hub confirmed that the demand for Coldplay tickets was the highest it has seen for a National Stadium concert.
Reports showed that scalpers started selling the tickets at 10 times the cost price after a few hours of the first batch of pre-sale tickets. Some tickets went up to $3,150 for Category 1 tickets, which are originally priced at $268.
The organiser said on Tuesday that the band is aware of touts, who are trying to earn profit from the resale of tickets. Live Nation Lushington has apparently taken steps to invalidate some of the tickets, which were resold at inflated prices.
"We would like to urge all fans to refrain from purchasing tickets through unauthorised resellers as these may have already been voided and holders will be denied access to venue," Live Nation Lushington posted on its Facebook page.