According to the multiplex chains, some 36,000 tickets for “live viewing” of the K-pop superstars’ concert on March 12 at the theaters of CJ CGV, Lotte Cinema and Megabox nearly sold out in minutes. While each ticket costs 49,000 won ($40).
CGV reported to have opened the sales of 25,000 tickets at 39 screens nationwide on the previous day at 10 a.m., and most of them were sold out immediately. Only a handful of seats as of Friday morning were available in Wonju, Gangwon Province.
CGV mentioned that its ticketing system became overwhelmed with an influx of orders Thursday morning. And that it is the first time that they have experienced such a system slowdown since the pandemic.
Megabox multiplex put 4,000 tickets at 21 screens, while Lotte Cinema offered 7,000 seats at 32 screens on sale. All of which have sold out since its opening.
According to BTS’ agency, Big Hit Music, the group will have concerts, titled “BTS Permission To Dance On Stage – Seoul,” on March 10, 12 and 13, respectively, at Jamsil Olympic Stadium in southern Seoul. Since the group’s world tour performance in October 2019, this will be the their first in-person concerts in Seoul.
Amid a surge in daily COVID-19 infections, only 15,000 people are allowed to attend the three live music events each.
The group’s second show on March 12 is available for the “live viewing” program at cinemas, while the other two will be livestreamed online.