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Coldplay sells out 100,000 tickets in Singapore

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by November 25, 2016 General

In a picture taken at 7:45am on November 25, 2016, Coldplay fans can be seen queuing up outside Kallang Wave Mall in Singapore to purchase Coldplay concert tickets. — TODAYIn a picture taken at 7:45am on November 25, 2016, Coldplay fans can be seen queuing up outside Kallang Wave Mall in Singapore to purchase Coldplay concert tickets. — TODAYSINGAPORE, Nov 25 — All 100,000 tickets to Coldplay’s two shows at the National Stadium have been sold out, concert organiser Lushington Live Nation said today, just hours after tickets for the band’s second show went on sale.

The British rock band announced yesterday that it would be adding a second show to its A Head Full of Dreams Tour in Singapore on March 31, in addition to its concert on April 1, after overwhelming demand. Organisers also released additional standing and restricted view tickets for both shows.

According to Lushington Live Nation, 1,500 people waited in line at the National Stadium’s Box Office this morning for tickets. The queue was about a six-minute walk from front to end when TODAY visited this morning at 9.45am.

Christine Choo, 15, was first in line with her uncle. She told TODAY she waited 24 hours to buy tickets to the show.

“We tried (buying tickets online) but it didn’t work,” said Christine, who, along with her uncle, bought a total of five tickets to watch the concert with her family. This is the first time she will be catching the band live.

The queue at Sports Hub closed at about 2.45pm, with Malaysian Wan Mohamad Amir buying the last tickets at the box office.

“I know the queue is very long so I just came here to try my luck. I queued for 30 minutes, but I needed another two tickets so I queued for another five minutes for them,” the 24-year-old said.

Coldplay was last in Singapore in 2009 and had played at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Its concert next year is expected to be its biggest one here.

Tickets for the April 1 concert was snapped up within two hours of going on sale to the public on Monday. Tickets offered in two earlier pre-sales for Citibank cardholders and Live Nation Lushington’s mailing list subscribers were also sold out within an hour.

Some tickets were subsequently sold online at sky-high prices, and Live Nation Lushington had to warn fans against buying tickets on the resale market as they may have already been voided. — TODAY

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