Promoter Live Nation Philippines has announced that it will take “legal action” over the alleged unauthorized sale of tickets for SEVENTEEN’s upcoming concert in Manila.
In a statement posted to their social media on July 2, the concert promoter wrote, “It is unfortunate that we have received confirmed reports of unauthorized and therefore illegal ticket sales for the ‘SEVENTEEN World Tour’. [Be The Sun]’ concert. Live Nation Philippines does not authorize anyone other than our official outlets for ticket sales.
Live Nation Philippines then promises legal proceedings against “a certain Shai Solita and his acolytes” whom it declares to be “behind these illegal acts”. The developer did not specify what its “appropriate legal action” plan entails.
The stern warning was widely met with skepticism by netizens, who also called on the developer to be more transparent in disclose both the legal Shares taken and how illegal tickets Between the market in the first place.
— Live Nation PH (@livenationph) July 2, 2022
It is currently unknown how the defendant obtained tickets for the concert before its presale on July 12, or where the tickets would be resold. General passes will only be provision the 14th of July.
NME contacted Live Nation Philippines for comment.
The Asian leg of the 2022 “Be The Sun” world tour will kick off in Indonesia in September, before heading to Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore the following month. The Asian leg announcement came a month after SEVENTEEN released details of their 2022 South Korean and North American tour which will see them perform two concerts in Seoul in June before performing in 12 different cities in United States and Canada from August to September.
The 13 K-pop members have announced a repackaged version of their May album “Face The Sun,” which will be released on July 18 at 6 p.m. KST, titled “Sector 17.” Further details on the release, such as its title track and new B-sides, are expected at a later date. “Face The Sun” was the boyband’s first domestic release of 2022, and was preceded by pre-release single “Darl+ing” in April.
“Face The Sun,” which was first released in late May, received a four-star review from NME‘s Abby Webster, who wrote: “Now in their eighth year, SEVENTEEN’s expressed interest veers off the beaten path. So close to the stratosphere of ‘pop stars’ (as awful as they may find that notion) , stagnation is not an option.”