Coldplay’s concert in Malaysia experienced a remarkable sold-out situation in a mere three hours despite the objection raised by the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS). Many Malaysians who were unable to obtain tickets have also taken the initiative to launch a petition, requesting an additional concert date.
Malaysians set up petition for another Coldplay concert
The petition, titled “Coldplay for 2nd show in Malaysia”, was initiated on the website Petitions.net yesterday by a netizen named Iman Tang.
He first expressed his gratitude to Coldplay’s lead singer, Chris Martin, and the rest of the band for their upcoming concert in Malaysia, but noted that all tickets were sold out.
Consequently, he is hoping for a second concert to be considered.
Receives over 10,000 signatures at press time
The petition has already garnered over 10,000 signatures at press time.
Many also took to the comment section of the petition to request the UK rock band to consider adding another show in Malaysia.
Coldplay is scheduled to perform on November 22 at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium. On the 16th, a presale event was held for CIMB card holders, attracting over 400,000 fans to queue online, setting a record for the highest number of people vying for tickets simultaneously.
Scalpers offering Coldplay tickets at high price
While many fans were left disappointed, opportunistic scalpers also offered tickets online for three to four times the original price, further inflaming the situation.
Additionally, some also shared their frustrations with the ticketing system, as the website repeatedly crashed on the day of the sale, preventing many from purchasing tickets.
The PAS member and former Temerloh Dr. Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi also presented photos suggesting that Coldplay’s members had previously held up the rainbow flag on stage, hinting at their support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.