2015-06-12

[Instiz] Korean fans' reaction to Big Bang concert ticket prices overseas


Newark, NJ - Prudential Centre
M.A.D.E Ultimate VIP Experience ~$599 USD
Platinum Seats ~$450 USD
Bae Bae VIP Package ~$399 USD

Las Vegas - Mandalay Bay Events Centre
M.A.D.E Ultimate VIP Experience ~$602 USD
Bae Bae VIP Package ~$402 USD
General Admission Floor w/ Sound Check ~$239 USD



Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
M.A.D.E Ultimate VIP Experience Sold out 
Bae Bae VIP Package Sold out
General Admission Floor w/ Sound Check ~$266 USD





VIP seats cost around $450-$600+
General seats cost $200+





Source: Instiz

[1] "Heol... how... just two tickets cost over $500"

[2] "Wow but what's more amazing is that it's sold out even with that price"

[3] "Daebak, is everyone rich over there?"

[4] "I don't know if it's true but I heard because they're allowed to film, the copyright cost increases the price?"

[5] "Heol?????  If you think about it, aren't foreign artists' ticket prices expensive when they come to our country too?"

[6] "Thank you for the Korean prices..."

[7] "Daebak, that's basically my one month's pay working part-time"

[8] "I heard the ticket prices in Korea are the cheapest"

[9] "This must be one of the reasons some international fans come here to see their concert... the cost of an average seat there is basically equal to a really good seat here in Korea plus you can tour and travel around."

[10] "Well, first off the scale of the stage there is different... you can film and you'll be able to see Big Bang... it's totally worth it"

[11] "No way... I wonder how the international fans feel"

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99 comments :

FudgeBoi said...

Got 2 tix for the Toronto show n it cost me close to $300, my heart was heavey but its BB

hikari17 said...

It's BB's first time in Toronto so I got my ticket but I got the cheapest one for $83 and the seats are shitty. Couldnt afford to pay more than that ><

hannaxxy said...

me too, I got three tickets and it cost like 800 someting.. PLUS TAX... but Im still happy bc i never thought they'd come here!!!

hannaxxy said...

What row/section is $80?? I paid like $270 for my ticket... :( to the toronto show as well

Irene said...

dont worry, bigbang will make it a great show despite your seats

princekyung said...

How much is a regular general seat for Korean shows?

Irene said...

Im buying off a vip tic from someone idc this is rare and its bigbang so duh ill spend

Mr. Kanji said...

I think $100 or less depending on the seat and section

Mr. Kanji said...

[3] "Daebak, is everyone rich over there?"

lmfaoooo... I WISH.

hikari17 said...

Section 324, row 15 :/ I got it during the Live Nation presale. If I was an amex holder, I couldve gotten better seats ><

hikari17 said...

Hopefully! !!

nphamer said...

i waited a couple hrs after the livenation presale started and i got section 322, row 1. but it was $150

하핳 said...

I got tickets as well and yeah they areeeee expensive but it's Big Bang and it's a once in a lifetime experience for me to see them so I think it's well worth it. (I do wish it was a BIT cheaper but as long as I get to see them!!!)

hikari17 said...

That's beyond my budget! Haha Im just glad I got my ticket, cos the whole section's sold out now.

amandha said...

In indonesia VIP ticket sold out before 5 minute..

LoveTabi said...

Got 3 tickets for the Toronto show and it was 820$ lol grateful for my parents bc they got it as an early birthday gift! (My bd is on October 14 so I'm gonna see them a day before I'm so excited!!!!)

nphamer said...

I;m glad my parents are paying for this as a bday present :p i still got to pay for travel+hostel expenses though since I'm not from toronto

Hallie said...

I bought 4 tickets in Anaheim which is supposed to be in LA. They are in section 432 row A seat 5-8. If you're going to the concert in Anaheim, pm me I will give it to you with cheaper prices. I just don't want ticketmaster to get $60/each resaling ticket.

ichaHnifah said...

Got 2 tix for Indonesia Made tour middle class and it over $300 here hahaha Dying!! Must survive for another month~

In Your Dreams said...

...we cannot film...we get kicked out of we do

Hallie said...

I read it as $800/ticket, like, WHAT? EXCUSE ME?!

ichaHnifah said...

you can have more friends when you are alone. I feel it when Alive tour and now i will go with them too for Made tour

hikari17 said...

Ah that sucks! I'm just going subway it down there, so I don't have to worry about travel expenses.

kwonpearlee said...

But in Korea I think it's hard to get tickets though, esp for international fans because I think the concert sells out quickly~ I want to experience watching there though

ANANAS said...

they feel broke haha but it's one of FEW chances to see big bang. also this time around you know BB will enlist and who knows when if ever there will be another chance to see them as 5

Sidney said...

Ugh I'm still pissed that Vancouver is not getting a stop. It's much cheaper to go to the vegas one compared to Toronto. If there was a concert here in Van, I wouldn't mind shelling out $250 for a good seat.

Rast said...

[11] "No way... I wonder how the international fans feel"



Broke...

nphamer said...

lol broke but soo worth it

speshurl said...

still thinking whether i should purchase the ticket or not since 1) it's expensive, 2) i don't think the price fits for the seats considering the 'eh' seating plan.

wafflemix said...

The last picture though... ㄷㄷㄷㄷ

Sue said...

Same got GA and soundcheck. Does anyone know when soundcheck is?

Sue said...

Yah Idk what they're talking about lol but tbh they weren't strict during alive tour. My friend filmed the whole show basically. Everyone took out their camera too when they came out.

James Ball said...

Those prices are absolutely ridiculous, especially given how short notice this all was. Didn't even give people a chance to save up.

In Your Dreams said...

Really? Which one did you go to?

macy_12 said...

last time in Anaheim, VIP tix sold out in 2 mins @ $300+.....


it's pretty pricy but VIP tix in general or here in the states costs a lot. & besides BB sells out or 90% of it anyways.

macy_12 said...

....most VIPs knew they would be back anyways... they sold out, very likely to return if they were to embark on a WT again. I had like $800 saved up lol.

chocolatemilk said...

Also because of the stadiums & venues used. Concerts in general here are crazy expensive.

Rast said...

True... but after the concert... I know it'll hit me hard... lol

Cleosmil3 said...

You go in early and watch them practice before the show.lucky girl

baka-ssi said...

Fuck. I spent around $650... Going to two concert dates. Yes, I'm crazy... And broke now. Lol but ugh it's so worth it. I think they hiked up the prices compared to the last tour because YG isn't going to make money off Big Bang when one of them is in the military. That's why I didn't mind spending on this tour.

baka-ssi said...

Lol same! I always knew they would come back when they announced the made tour.

Guest said...

These are normal stadium headliner concert prices. The normal tickets (those are the special package ticket prices) are actually CHEAPER for Big Bang than most western artists playing the same venues. Concerts in the US and Canada are rigged to be expensive. Venues used to only make money off of a booking fee and selling alcohol or other concessions, but they decided it wasn't enough and now they have to go through tour managers and other brokers, plus pay people to do things like make their artist info on Ticketmaster pretty, etc and so on. There are hundreds more people to pay now for big venues versus twenty years ago. It will be like this eventually in the rest of the world. Koreans should enjoy it while it lasts. :P

vly said...

"No way... I wonder how the international fans feel"
we feel broke that's what

gdrgn said...

i want to buy the cheapest one bcs im so damn broke rn but when i refreshed the page *since im buying online* SOLD OUT ALREADY like wtf

ygBIATCH said...

Idk if I should feel happy that they aren't coming to Italy lol
But bb.../sobs/

Like a Stranger said...

I think this is why they will never do a concert in France, even though there are such a big majority of VIPs, people here (including me a long time VIP) aren't willing to pay so much for a concert. Artists who do this here and criticized and mocked at

Ri said...

[11] "No way... I wonder how the international fans feel"



I feel depressed of course

YGFOREVERBB said...

BIGBANG's MADE tickets in SG cost $368 for VIP seat/standing which includes rehearsal pass and early entry...probably one of the higher priced ones too lol

nana said...

Wow!! Amazing

momijimanju said...

Yet I decided I won't come to BB concert because it's too damn expensive lol

I'm just a poor college girl ;_;

maecy said...

in philippines. the vip section costs 13k+. 13,000php = $287. Sad life, i know.

R.Thompson said...

Those prices is on the level of Beyonce. Hell no. That comment, true. It would take an whole
Months pay to get those tickets

bb8534 said...

It's also cost 285$ for vip ticket in Thailand

bb8534 said...

In Thailand. Made's vip ticket is more expensive than Maroon 5 ticket = =

bb8534 said...

Agree. Their next album,if it'll happen, will be like next 4-5 years from now

Nova_REMIX said...

Yeah Korean fans. Now you see our pain and suffering? Don't talk about I-Fans don't do this and that when we're dishing out more money in one experience that you'll see only in a month after work. It's HARD being an international fan.

foodie. said...

Thank GOD i saved up since last year so VIP it IS for me 😜

couer said...

You must have love them so much to spend your birthday gift for them haha because I'll never do that for my birthday gift. My love for them is not that big LOL.

guest said...

Do you get the ticket? I dont get the ticket :( poor my wifi signal :(

guest said...

same with in Indonesia. and for the cheapest ticket, it cost 850.000 rupiah (around USD 80) more expensive than 1D :(

guest said...

oh I know your feeling :( I plan to buy the ticket. but I forgot that today is the day. fortunately when im home I saw my post-it about it, so I checked the page. Im really happy when I know that they still sell the ticket. but yeah because my poor wifi signal I cant get the ticket T.T

guest said...

in Indonesia too :(

guest said...

ah you're so lucky >< I cant get even the cheapest ticket :( it sold out very fast :(

Binggoo said...

Some of the tickets are still available tho. U might check indotix's website or tiket.com because they're still selling it there. Only VIP, Pink and Orange A that sold out so far!

phililen3 said...

The ticket prices are really scary... How DO people afford it. Not everyone is rich...

Moon said...

Naah, it would be amazing if they came here.. *-*
I'm willing to spend money, I mean..it would probably be a one time thing in life :(

amandha said...

Yess thank god :)

LoveTabi said...

Yup I adore them lmao ! Perks of being the only daughter too my parents tend
to spoil me haha for the alive tour that was also my bd gift !

ygBIATCH said...

i know that's why i said "idk if i should be happy or not"... i'd have to spend all my savings if i decide to go to the concert but it'll be worth it.

Judyi said...

I spent over $500 for 3 tickets....I regret NOTHING
The amount of $ I saved up surpassed the grand but I'm still gonna pay for hotel and airfare....well then....hello credit card, you haven't seen numbers as big as the last time I used you.
During 2012 the alive tour

Mushie said...

i had to pay 280 and thats half of my paycheck this week smfh.

Mushie said...

girl what seats? my soundcheck and floor ticket was 280 by itself fml

checkerboard said...

we are not allowed to film anything. I almost got kicked out for filming during alive tour and a girl behind me was taken out and forced to erase all her pictures.

ichaHnifah said...

really? are you indonesian? they (ticket distributor) still have some of last cheapest ticket

Iamwoonique said...

Yes, I'm from France and it's so damn expensive for some concert~

Xinai said...

They are crazy ?! I'm a poor student ! How can pay a ticket that costs 600€ ?! I wanted to see them so badly but I don't think I can afford it... not before 10 years XD !

Like a Stranger said...

I really hope they will because I would absolutely love to see them but seeing the prices I really don't know :/

black said...

last tour, the tickets were sold out in UK that that even added one additional date. They must come again to UK, then there'll be chance that they come to France.. please let my wish come true TT.TT

Like a Stranger said...

These are so not the normal ticket prices for headliner in stadium in France. For exemple for a Paul McCartney's concert in the biggest stadium in France (81 000 places) the tickets cost between 76$ and 150$ (gold tickets) and it can actually be a bit cheaper or more expensive but not too much so these prices really do shock me even if I love them so much

Xiumin's Philtrum ⚤ said...

I was utterly upset for coming late to buy the ticket. I have waited for 5 hours. I was not the lucky one. :/

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Sue said...

lol yah but what time exactly. It doesn't say. I know the concert starts at 8pm I want to know when to arrive for soundcheck

Sue said...

New Jersey first day.

patricia augustine said...

[8] "I heard the ticket prices in Korea are the cheapest"

Thats because they dont have to cover travel costs for overseas works like hotel, transportation, air tickets, luggage and other stuff..

In Your Dreams said...

I heard they were more lenient with New Jersey since all the trouble they went thru to get there. I went to both shows in Anaheim, and they did not let you bring out your phone/camera for anything. First day I went VIP and 5 girls around me got kicked out as soon as the first song started because they were filming. And the 2nd day I sat on right side of the stage right behind VIP, when I brought out my phone they warned me about getting kicked out if I didn't put it away.

Nova_REMIX said...

Hey admin. I don't mean to pester, but can we have some articles translated about the Inkigayo drama? The sides that NB hasn't posted already?

http://entertain.naver.com/ranking/read?oid=108&aid=0002427118

This Kiko article:
http://entertain.naver.com/ranking/read?oid=213&aid=0000706261

CL @ the UMF Korea (heard her thong was trending):
http://entertain.naver.com/ranking/read?oid=312&aid=0000102111
BigBang's concert:
http://entertain.naver.com/ranking/read?oid=213&aid=0000706276

High School 2015:
http://entertain.naver.com/ranking/read?oid=112&aid=0002707458



Yeah, I know it's a lot. Thank you for all that you do though!~ Love you ADMIN. And we appreciate the negative views too. We know that not everything is positive with YGE.

Leah888 said...

Meanwhile I'm just in London chilling waiting for them

loirichi said...

the ticket package for Philippines is $410 craaaazyy!
our neighbor countries did not even reach $300..
we r not even a rich country....
or the people r just rich????

wellwell said...

I didn't buy online, so me and the ticket clerk had a tug of war with the credit card. My friend had to hit my hand for me to let go of the card.

Yellow said...

You know, in Korea... The Special VIP Package only costs P6,000 if converted in Philippine peso. My gosh.... They are so lucky. Lol. The Pulp Royalty VIP Package here costs P20k.

Darling K. said...

are you going to the soundchek in Toronto too?

Sue said...

Yah. Do you know the time?

Darling K. said...

it says 8:00 p.m. sharp but i'm not sure :'( because apart of that, says 9:05

fiercediva said...

They left out the cheap seats though - made it sound like every seat is a VIP package price. There are six ticket levels below $200 a seat starting at $65 in NJ, for example.

Sue said...

8pm is when the concert starts lol. I'm assuming sound check is before then.

Darling K. said...

😳 The i'll ask tomorrow to be sure~

Sue said...

Okay get back to me when you find out :)

Mysterious VIP said...

Does anyone know if the GA tickets for NJ all have soundcheck included???

CandyDropper said...

V.ery
I.mportant
P.oor lol that's how I feel.

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