July 29th, 2012 by Oh! Kpop
BIGBANG’s Alive Galaxy Tour sets a record-breaking ticket sale in Malaysia
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Even though the concert date is happening three months down the road, the BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012 Malaysia concert already looks set to be the concert of the year. Already touted as the BigBang’s first ever outdoor concert to be held across Asia, it’s the talk of the town again for having attracted a record-breaking number of fans to queue up for ticket sales, and also for having sold the most tickets within a day for any K-Pop concert in Malaysia.
A record 3,500 fans turned up to grab the coveted tickets and a total of over 11,000 tickets were sold today, making this the largest number of tickets sold within a day for any K-Pop concert in Malaysia.
Ticket sales opened officially at 10:30am today at fahrenheit88 and as of 6.00pm today, 95% of the total 12,000 tickets up for sale were sold out. As at 6pm today, only Category 5-8 tickets are available for sale (RM 288, RM 198, RM 188, RM 98) on RedTix or TicketCharge.
Many fans started queuing from as early as 22 hours ahead of launch and were eyeing the highest tier category (RM600), as evidenced by how this category sold out the quickest in mere 30 minutes. Just as impressive were Category 2 (RM 588), Category 3 (RM 488) and Category 4 (RM 388) tickets, as they too sold out within an hour.
“We expected a huge turnout as we know the huge pull BIGBANG has in Malaysia, but it was the community spirit of all the fans that touched us, as they helped each other out in the queue and on Twitter and Facebook. It was also very beautiful to see fans of all ages, races and demographics come together; proving that music is truly a universal language. We are certain that the show will not disappoint and will promise fans a great concert on 27 October”, said Wendy Ng, Executive Producer of Running Into The Sun, the organizer of the concert.
“This is a concert we believe everyone needs to watch at least once in their lifetime – it has a perfect combination of pure talent; spectacular special effects; and amazingly contagious energy, all choreographed beautifully to give you a masterpiece of music celebration.”, says Creative Director of Running Into The Sun Beatrice Chia-Richmond.
We also spoke with some fans about their experience queuing and buying their tickets for the concert.
Ms Choong AP who had queued with a friend were only able to secure single seats by the time it was their turn. “So many super big big big big fans started queuing really early and it’s super hard for us to get tickets. I can’t sit with my friend, but we’re just happy to at least get a ticket each. Now we can’t wait for October to come!”
On the other hand, long-time fan Mars was unable to get her ticket at fahrenheit88 as she had to work. She shared that she had a lot of trouble accessing the online ticketing as the servers were busy. She is now hoping for more tickets to be added or a second show.
Check out photos from the official ticket launch here!
(photos credit – running into the sun)
This much anticipated one-night only concert will be an impressive and massive RM 4 million production happening at Stadium Merdeka on 27 Oct 2012. South Korean group BigBang, consisting of five talented and charismatic young men G-Dragon, TOP, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri, will stage its first ever concert in Malaysia.
BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012 Malaysia is sponsored by Samsung Galaxy, presented by YG Entertainment and Livenation, and organized by Running Into The Sun with official partner PMP.
For more information updates, please tune in to Running Into The Sun on facebook and twitter (@RITSmy).
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