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Coldplay tickets sold out in 3 hours; being scalped for 6 times its normal price

KUALA LUMPUR (ANN/THE STAR) – General tickets for British rock band Coldplay’s November 22 concert at National Stadium Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur have sold out.

Tickets were snapped up in over three hours, showcasing the band’s extraordinary demand in the country.

The KL concert ticket prices ranged from MYR228 to MYR3,088.

The show’s organiser, Live Nation, announced the news at 1.07pm in a post on Twitter.

Coldplay’s KL gig marks the band’s first concert in Malaysia. Photo: Handout

“Coldplay: Music Of The Spheres World Tour is officially SOLD OUT!

“We would like to thank everyone for your extraordinary (and) overwhelming support towards Coldplay live in Kuala Lumpur.

“Looking forward to seeing you on 22nd November at National Stadium Bukit Jalil!” the tweet read.

Tickets went on sale on Thursday at 10am, with the pre-queue beginning at 9am.

With Coldplay’s upcoming stage marking the band’s first ever concert in Malaysia, it’s no wonder thousands are trying their luck at bagging a ticket.

However, some unscrupulous scalpers have taken advantage of enthusiastic Coldplay fans by purchasing multiple tickets and reselling them at a much higher price for personal gain.

Netizens have since taken to social media to vent their frustrations, with many urging fans to stop buying from scalpers.

Meanwhile, pre-sale tickets exclusive to CIMB card holders yesterday (May 16) were sold out within hours.

According to a statement from ticketing website GoLive Asia, Coldplay’s pre-sale tickets registered the biggest demand in GoLive Asia’s history, with a record-breaking 400,000 fans in the virtual queue.

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