BLACKPINK faces backlash for selling 550,000-won concert tickets but performing only 14 songs

Girl group BLACKPINK is being criticized by Vietnamese fans because of their concert setlist and ticket prices.

According to a report by StarNews on July 4th, the setlist of BLACKPINK’s “BORN PINK” world tour concert in Vietnam has been leaked.

BLACKPINK (Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa) will come to Vietnam and hold “BLACKPINK WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK]” at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam on July 29th – 30th. My Dinh National Stadium is the biggest stadium in Vietnam that can accommodate more than 40,000 people, and BLACKPINK will be the first K-pop girl group to perform there. This is also an opportunity for the girl group to once again certify their influence and strong presence as global artists.


However, the attitude of local K-pop fans changed 180 degrees after the setlist of BLACKPINK’s concert in Vietnam got leaked. What makes everyone so frustrated is that the ticket prices were announced to be up to 10 million VND (549,000 won) for a concert with only 14 songs. In addition, the fact that BLACKPINK members will not perform solo songs and the setlist is too different compared to the recent concert in Thailand has further fueled Vietnamese fans’ criticism towards BLACKPINK and their concert organizer.

Earlier in May, Thai fans also complained to the Consumer Agency about expensive concert tickets. In fact, the average price of tickets for K-pop concerts in Thailand is known to have risen 17.9% after the Covid-19 pandemic. However, fans expressed anger knowing the price of VIP tickets for BLACKPINK’s concert in Thailand was up to 14,800 baht (583,000 won).

Despite this, there were fans who couldn’t obtain BLACKPINK concert tickets. According to sources in Vietnam, ticketing for BLACKPINK concert has not yet started but signs of ticket scalping have already been spotted among fans who are trying to secure tickets.

In March, the price of BLACKPINK’s concert tickets in Taiwan was initially set at 370,000 won, but controversy arose as resale tickets were traded at 16.97 million won, about 45 times higher than the original price.

Source: Nate

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