As you may know girl group Blackpink is on a world tour and they’re currently visiting cities in Asia. They’re scheduled to visit North America and Europe in just a few weeks, but this post will mainly focus on my experience for the Amsterdam concert.
Blinks in The Netherlands got super excited when the news broke out about Blackpink’s visit and even major news sources made articles about it. Because of this, the ticket sale was expected to become pretty chaotic. Surprisingly though, the ticket sale wasn’t chaotic at all. There wasn't even a waiting room on Ticketmaster.com (official ticket distributor) and fans could easily purchase their tickets immediately. It has now almost been 2 months after the start of the ticket sale and the concert is still far from being sold out. It also appears that all the other or at least 5 out of 6 European concerts have yet to be sold out.
So what could be the reason behind Blackpink not being able to sell out their concerts? Well a logical reasoning would be that they’re simply not popular enough on an international scale. This doesn't make a lot of sense though if you'd compare this to G-Dragon's Amsterdam concert back in 2017. He was able to almost sell out the Ziggo Dome which holds a capacity of 20.000 while on the other hand we have Blackpink, with arguably more popularity and much more hype around the concert, that isn't even able to sell out AFAS Live with a capacity of 6.000. So this leads us to a different reason, which is the insanely high ticket prices. The tickets were revealed to be starting at a price of €167 ($189) ranging up to €467 ($529). The chances are high that a huge amount of Blinks decided to boycott the concert after seeing these prices which ultimately led to a lot of tickets still being available for purchase.
This is all from my experience/opinion of course and based on the situation of the Amsterdam concert, so here is my question to y'all:
- Do you think Blackpink isn’t popular enough in Europe, are the tickets too expensive or is it a combination of both?