Concert Ticket Scalping: A Rising Concern for K-Pop Stars

On October 16, Kang Min-Kyung of Davichi expressed her gratitude to the many people who showed up for their upcoming concert, noting that it was sold out within 5 minutes on the day of ticket sales. However, she felt sorry and upset after receiving tip-offs about tickets being resold by fans who had patiently waited, as well as from fair-minded audience members.

In response to reports of ticket scalpers, Kang Min-Kyung pledged to take additional measures and be as vigilant as she is when they report that DAVICHI sold out tickets within 5 minutes.

Other notable groups have been IU and Lim Young-woong, who have also made headlines for their strong anti-ticket scalping campaigns—IU’s team permanently expelled four fan club members and imposed a one-year restriction on their ticketing accounts after being tipped off to the scam by other organisations.

Lim Young-woong also made a strong declaration, canceling the cancellation immediately and without warning for bookings that are considered illegal trades.

Ticket scalping poses significant challenges for both artists and fans in K-pop concerts, as it not only raises ticket prices but also prevents many dedicated fans from attending their favorite artists’ performances. As the K–pop industry continues to grow globally, organizers, artists, and supporters must work together to promote fairness and accessibility, while also maintaining the essence of Kpop across all demographics.

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