Scalpers cause headache for TVXQ
According to the duo’s agency, tickets that were sold through official means at 80,000 won ($75) are now being sold for around 800,000 won by scalpers.
SM said that these illegal transactions are taking place on chat applications, and because they are usually one-on-one deals, police can’t track down the scalpers easily.
The agency did release an official warning to fans, notifying them of the marked-up prices.
All 20,000 seats for the Seoul leg of the “Catch Me” tour were sold out within three minutes of going on sale last month.
It is the duo’s first national concert since three other members left the group. After kicking off in Seoul, the tour will move to the rest of Asia.
The tour comes just six months after the boys wrapped up their “Tone” tour.
By Carla Sunwoo