Fans Upset At Ticketmaster & Resellers As Tickets For Stray Kids’ ‘MANIAC’ Tour Immediately Sells Out
US netizens and K-pop fans were hyped when Stray Kids announced the North American stops for their world tour, "MANIAC." Obviously, fans were paying attention to when the ticket sales would begin.
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Notably, tickets for the Stray Kids' "MANIAC" tour quickly sold out, but due to the demand, organizers released additional dates for ticket sales for Newark and Los Angeles which will be on sale on the 25th of April at 3 PM local time.
But STAYs, the fandom name of Stray Kids, went on to reveal that the initial ticket sales were not fair. Fans who bought tickets from Ticketmaster for Stray Kids' "MANIAC" tour are familiar with the abysmal queue. This is Ticketmaster's way of not allowing scalpers to resell tickets.
With Ticketmaster's confusing ticketing system, fans were worried about ticket prices for Stray Kids' "MANIAC" tour. Live Nation only went on to announce the prices a day before the sale. But, fans were happy about the reasonable price range.
Though with the prices, Live Nation announced the VIP Package, and while the ticket prices for Stray Kids' "MANIAC" tour were only announced at the time of the sale, most fans were okay with the eventual price of $320 USD.
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Sadly, when tickets for Stray Kids' "MANIAC" tour went on sale, fans noticed that they sold out almost immediately. Though there were those that did have the opportunity to try and buy the tickets, fans noticed that not all of the tickets had the previously stated prices.
Instead, the tickets for Stray Kids' "MANIAC" tour were listed under Ticketmaster's Official Platinum label. The "premium tickets" were said to give fans fair access to some of the best seats on the tour. Though it was meant to give fans fair access, some STAYs (the fandom name of Stray Kids) claim the tickets were unfair.
Some K-pop fans were confused when they saw the ticket prices for the Stray Kids' "MANIAC" tour and assumed they were being resold, but, this was not the case. Instead, Ticketmaster made us of "market-based pricing" for popular events.
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Additionally, some fans have a problem with the description of these seats. Ticketmaster notes that the tickets for Stray Kids' "MANIAC" tour were supposed to be a chance to give passionate fans a chance at the best tickets. But fans are not convinced this was the main reason due to the outrageous price mark-up.
the fact ticketmaster is selling $120 tickets for $3250 based on "demand" to make it "fair for the most passionate fans" is so beyond fucked up.
trying to tell people who would die for these boys that they "aren't passionate enough" because they don't have $3000 to burn is FUCKED — stan mayfly ☻ (@sunnyhyunnie) April 22, 2022
However, the issue with fans getting tickets to the tour did not end with Ticketmaster. Notably, not long after tickets for the Stray Kids' "MANIAC" tour sold out, ticket resellers began posting tickets for sale for an insane markup.
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Hopefully, devout fans of Stray Kids will be able to find a way to fix the problems brought upon by Ticketmaster.