If you’re anything like me, you get stressed out thinking about buying tickets. What if tickets run out? What if the internet crashes? What if technology fails me? I think these things, too. You’re not alone.
Well, since a lot of people are curious about how to be successful at buying tickets, I decided to make this short guide! This should be very helpful for those of you who haven’t purchased tickets on your own before for a K-pop concert, and insightful even if you’ve already done it before.
Tip #1: Know your ticketing sites!
AXS and Ticketmaster are the biggest ticketing sites used in the U.S. However, concert tickets can also be sold through different platforms, such as Powerhouse, Eventbrite, or on the official concert page. Venues have contracts with certain ticket sites, so some venues will use AXS, while others will use Ticketmaster. Double check the official concert page to find out what the official ticketing site is.
Ex) The Microsoft Theater and the Novo (Club Nokia) in LA use AXS.
Tip #2: Make an account!
It’s always nice to have an account on AXS and Ticketmaster, so you don’t have to stress about making one 10 minutes before ticket sales. Register for an account. It’s quick and easy, and they’ll even send you promotional deals to your e-mail or alert you about upcoming events.
Tip #3: Enter your payment info early!
Doing this a few days ahead of ticket sales reduces a lot of stress. Trust me.