Maroon 5 announced this morning they will add a second night in Bangkok after sales for their first show were hijacked by scalpers.
“Bangkok! Due to overwhelming demand, we’ve added a second show on Sept. 22 with our friends Dirty Loops. Tickets are on sale July 5!” the band announced.
While strong demand for tickets likely helped win a second night, the band was also left with a hole in their calendar after canceling their Sept. 23 Jakarta show on Tuesday because it fell during a Muslim festival.
In Thailand, BEC-Tero and Thaiticketmajor were in hot water last month when Maroon 5 fans waited in line for hours for tickets only to find out most seats had already been sold prior to the announced sale time.
Those sales seemed to be organized scalpers, as minutes later, many ghost tickets were listed online at twice the price, prompting Thai fans to complain to the artists about it.
James Valentine, the band’s drummer, responded to Thai fans via Instagram after the May 16 sales date to say the band was looking into the matter. Looks like fans’ prayers were answered!
BEC-Tero assures fans they have set aside seats just for those waiting to buy them in person.
“To ensure that fans who line up at the ticketing outlets have equal opportunity to secure tickets, we will be reserving zones exclusively for the ticket outlets not available thru the online access,” the company said.
When tickets go on sale July 5 at Thaiticketmajor, they are expected to range from THB2,000 – 5,000.
8:30pm, Sept. 22