While she’s playing one show at The Sydney Opera House, she’s also playing a show at The Forum in Melbourne. Pre-sale tickets for the latter show went on sale today and, as expected, were snapped up within minutes.
However, ticket scalpers and scam artists were quick to make listings for ticket to the same Lizzo concert on Wednesday, 8th January with prices of well beyond $500 a piece.
There have been complaints by those who missed out on tickets, clearly unaware of:
a) what an intimate show means.
b) the unlikelihood of scoring tickets to a show that thousands of other people are trying to score tickets to, particularly if the venue is just over 3,000 capacity.
c) just how popular Lizzo is.
FOMO have revealed that a little over 50% of the total allocation of tickets were allocated to the pre-sale, which means there will still be tix available when general sale opens tomorrow – though they’re likely to sell out just as fast.
FOMO have also given a statement to Music Feeds, saying that legitimate tickets can only be purchased by Ticketmaster – who have also confirmed that their site didn’t malfunction under heavy traffic as some have suggested – and that the purchased tickets will be emailed out to those lucky people that scored them 48 hours before the show is scheduled to happen.
FOMO Festival, which Lizzo is performing at, will take on several cities throughout the start of January, and will also feature acts like Brockhampton, Madeon, Kaytranada, Rico Nasty and more.
Read FOMO’s full statement, and learn about their Dob In A Scalper initiative, below.
“We urge you to be aware that Lizzo’s Melbourne sideshow tickets are sold only via Ticketmaster. Tickets are dispatched 48 hours before the show – literally none of these bots like Viagogo are selling valid tickets.
Ticketmaster was unsurprisingly met with remarkable demand for the Lizzo pre-sale this morning at Forum Melbourne. As advertised, the pre-sale allocation for this show was released at 9AM today (Monday 18 November) and sold out very quickly.
With Lizzo being one of the most popular artists in the world right now, demand was always going to be extremely high. We expect the same demand for the general on sale tomorrow. Those who miss out will have a chance to see Lizzo perform at FOMO Festival in Melbourne on Sunday 12 January.
We encourage you to participate in our DOB IN A SCALPER initiative. If you find anyone trying to sell Lizzo tickets for extortionate prices please email us at [email protected]
To clarify, one more time, Viagogo, eBay or Facebook Marketplace are NOT authorised ticket sellers.
If you have successfully purchased tickets for the Lizzo sideshow at Forum Melbourne through Ticketmaster, you will be sent your tickets at 9AM Monday 6 January. This means no one will have tickets in their account until this date. Any posts you see from Viagogo or similar claiming to have tickets to sell are FAKE. Scammers on these pages do not have valid tickets to sell and are just trying to swindle you out of your money.
We implore you – please don’t be fooled.”