Korean pop star BTS, well-known for such hits as “Butter”And “Dynamite,”Los Angeles for their first concert since the pandemic. The event attracted thousands of fans who waited in line to see them perform.
A follow-up to the seven-member groups’s 2019 world tour Love Yourself: Speak Yourself, the group’s Permission to Dance On Stage: Live Play shows will take place this Saturday and Sunday, as well as Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. A line around the SoFi stadium began to form on Friday morning — more than a full day before the concert — as the boy band’s merchandise booth officially opened for presale.
BTS’ fanbase, dubbed the ARMY, is notorious for its fervent dedication to the group. Some concert goers have complained about the management of ticket sales at Los Angeles. On Thursday, additional tickets were made available for Dance On Stage Live Play, even though it was reported that the event had been sold out for several month.
“Due to production releases, additional tickets are available for BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE LA,”Reads NotificationTicketmaster “Due to the limited number of tickets available, a select number of previously waitlisted Verified Fans have been selected at random to receive codes to purchase from this late ticket release.”
Social media was used by fans to vent their outrage over the late release. Many people responded to a tweet from SoFi Stadium identifying Ticketmaster as the exclusive seller for tickets.
— SoFi Stadium (@SoFiStadium) November 27, 2021
Many fans expressed concern at the high resale price. Other fans lamented that their tickets were purchased in other places or that they planned on attending the concert days, under the assumption that tickets would be difficult to obtain closer to the event.
Late ticket releases are common in the music business for many reasons. These include extra seating created by changes to choreography or other aspects. While late ticket releases aren’t new for live performances, the wave of frustration from fans is understandable as a byproduct of the unparalleled enthusiasm for BTS.
Reps from BTS didn’t immediately respond Variety’s request for comment on the matter of late ticket releases.