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US$1,400 to see EXO in Hong Kong: scalpers target K-pop group’s shows

Touts have reportedly been reselling pre-sale tickets to the group’s two shows on Chinese websites. Whereas official prices for the concerts in June start at HK$480, fans are being asked to pay up to HK$11,000 online

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 05 April, 2018, 8:01pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 05 April, 2018, 8:00pm

Touts are charging up to HK$11,000 (US$1,400) for tickets to the upcoming Hong Kong concerts by K-pop boy band EXO, a report says. Official ticket prices range from HK$480 to HK$1,680 for the shows.

Public sales of tickets for the June 2 and 3 shows do not start until April 9, but Chinese-language Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao reported that certain credit card holders were able to buy advance tickets through a priority booking offer running from March 26 to April 6.

Anticipating high demand when public sales start, holders of tickets bought in advance are believed to be cashing in via resale sites such as Viagogo and Chinese websites.

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The concerts at AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau Island, will be the boy band’s first solo shows in Hong Kong in 14 months. The “EXO Planet 4” tour comes to an end with the Hong Kong shows, having started in Seoul in November, and taken in other Asian cities such as Taipei, Osaka, Singapore, Bangkok and Manila.