Coldplay breaks record for most number of tickets sold in Singapore
British band Coldplay opened pre-orders for the band’s Music of the Spheres world tour in Singapore on Tuesday, setting a new record for the most tickets sold in a single day.
According to Bloomberg, Coldplay will perform at Singapore’s National Stadium from January 23-27, 2024, and will be the first of its kind.
Advance ticket sales for the concert began on Monday. Concert promoter Live Nation announced Tuesday that the event sold out within 24 hours. About 200,000 tickets were sold for the first four concerts from January 23 to 27.
Due to overwhelming demand, two new dates were added, both of which he sold out within three hours. The high demand also frustrated fans, waiting in long lines to book tickets on the Ticketmaster booking platform. Local newspaper The Straits Times reported that the virtual queue had been visited by about one million users. The surge in booking traffic also resulted in longer wait times, driving many fans off booking sites.
The reservation process was further complicated by the number of queues. Some users reported that their queue count increased without any ill effects. One user reported getting kicked out of the queue at 50k and re-queuing at 700k when he logged back in. These disgruntled fans posted on his Twitter and contacted Ticketmaster hoping the issue would be resolved.
“@Ticketmaster Please explain how I registered for the Coldplay presale in Singapore. I have a queue of 50,000 and when I finally tried to buy a ticket, I went to this page and had no choice Now I’m kicked out and standing in line of 700,000 people, total chaos,” one user wrote. Coldplay’s long-awaited Asia tour kicks off in November, with the band playing several sold-out venues in Tokyo.