Tickets to ‘Music Bank’ in Singapore sold out in under two hours despite technical glitch

Elizabeth Tong
Entertainment Reporter
K-pop boy group BTS will be performing at Music Bank World Tour in Singapore (Photo: Launch Group)

Korean pop music fans hoping to catch groups like CNBLUE, SHINee, Red Velvet, Mamamoo and BTS in Singapore, if you haven’t gotten a ticket yet, then you’re out of luck.

According to local event promoter Launch Group, all tickets to the popular Korean show ‘Music Bank’ world tour in Singapore were sold out less than two hours after going on sale at 10am on Tuesday (23 May) despite a technical glitch.

Minutes after tickets went on sale, the ticketing page on the Asia Box Office website went down due to “a tremendous surge”, Launch Group said.

“Due to the overwhelming response from fans all over Asia, our ticketing agent Asia Box Office managed to resolve it and processed the ticket transactions as swiftly as possible,” the company added.

‘Music Bank’, one of Korea’s most popular music shows, was previously announced to be making it’s first stop in their 2017 world tour.

The Singapore show will be held on 4 Aug at the Suntec Convention Hall 601-604, which has approximately 6,300 seats.

Tickets that went on sale on Tuesday ranged from $148 (CAT6) to $288 (CAT1), with the lower-tier seats having restricted views of the stage. Prices do not include booking fees.

K-pop fans who failed to secure tickets to the concert have already begun to look for tickets through online market sites like Carousell.

K-pop fans looking to buy tickets to 'Music Bank' in Singapore on Carousell.

‘Music Bank’ in Singapore will feature a star-studded line-up of popular K-pop groups including CNBLUE, SHINee, Red Velvet, Mamamoo and BTS, who recently won an award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

The Singapore leg of the show will be hosted by Red Velvet’s Irene and popular actor Park Bo-gum, who was in Singapore for his own fan-meeting in February.

The two emcees have hosted ‘Music Bank’ together in 2016, and will be re-uniting for one night in Singapore.

Park Bo-gum and Red Velvet's Irene will be the emcees of Music Bank World Tour in Singapore (Photo: Launch Group)

The upcoming concert in Singapore will be broadcast in Korea at the end of August, Yonhap News and KBS reported.

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