BTS Fans Angered by Spike in Resale Prices for Sold Out European Leg Tickets
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Fans of the South Korean band call for touts to be banned from reselling tickets after StubHub advertises tickets for the London show with prices ranging from $284 to $4,019 each.

AceShowbiz - BTS (Bangtan Boys) fans have been left disappointed after failing to snag tickets for the band's European tour that are now being resold for up to $4,019 (£3,037).

Tickets for the European leg of the South Korean band's "Love Yourself: Speak Yourself" tour which went on sale on Friday morning (March 01).

After failing to secure tickets for the band's gig at London's Wembley Stadium in June, fans took to social media to vent their frustrations as tickets began to appear across the internet at a considerably higher cost.

Standing and seated tickets originally cost between $66 (£50) and $232 (£175), with limited soundcheck packages setting fans back just over $265 (£200).

Minutes after going on sale, however, tickets were being advertised on resale site StubHub with prices ranging from $284 (£215) to $4,019 (£3,037) per ticket.

Taking to Twitter, fans were quick to express their disappointment, calling for touts to be banned from reselling tickets.

"I've had page open all week to get these @viagogo already selling them for over 500 quid, it's not good enough," tweeted one fan, while another directly addressed Live Nation (the tour's promoters), writing "I wish you guys could get involved and help stop b**ody touts."

A spokesperson for Viagogo commented on the controversy, telling British website Standard Online that it is "perfectly legal" for touts to sell tickets this way.

"Viagogo does not set ticket prices, sellers set their own prices, which may be above or below the original face value," they commented. "Where demand is high and tickets are limited, prices increase.

"The reality is that any tickets listed at silly prices rarely if ever sell."

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