Fans have compared trying to buy BTS tickets to World War III, and that’s only a slight exaggeration. As the world’s hottest music act, BTS has legions of buyers competing for tickets the second they go on sale.
Here’s everything you need to know to make your experience less stressful and more successful.
1. Buy tickets ONLY from Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster is the official ticket-seller for BTS’s MAP OF THE SOUL tour. Avoid falling for scams by only purchasing your tickets through the official Ticketmaster site or the Ticketmaster app.
JUST ANNOUNCED: @bts_bighit is heading out on their #MapofTheSoulTour! #ARMY MEMBER PRESALE and General Verified Fan registration is now open until Sunday, Feb 2 at 10pm ET. Get more info at https://t.co/3gVsv1NdM7 for registration. #BTS #방탄소년단 pic.twitter.com/cQ2LQoaeeq
— Live Nation (@LiveNation) January 22, 2020
Tickets are not on sale yet, but already competitor sites such as StubHub have BTS tickets listed as available. At the very earliest, BTS tickets will be available only on Ticketmaster on February 5.
2. Get your dates straight and register for presales
Presale #1 – BTS GLOBAL OFFICIAL FANCLUB ARMY MEMBERSHIP
ARMY membership holders get first dibs on tickets. Registered members are not guaranteed tickets, but those who chosen to participate in this presale will be emailed an invitation by the evening of February 4. A maximum of 2 tickets can be purchased per show.
Remember, if you are a member you must still register for the presale through Ticketmaster; you will not automatically be entered. Registration is open until February 2 at 10 pm ET. If you don’t have a membership, you can buy one through Weply up until February 2.
Make sure that your name and email for your membership matches the name and email for your Ticketmaster account. Only fans with matching information are eligible for the presale invite. your name and email cannot be altered after you have ordered your membership, but you can change your Ticketmaster name and email to match it.
The presale takes place on February 5 at 3 pm venue local time.
Presale #2 – VERIFIED FAN
Those who register for the General Verified Fan Presale Registration will be sent invitations for the presale by the evening of February 5. The sale takes place on February 6 at 3 pm venue local time. Buyers can purchase up to 4 tickets per show for this presale. You can register for BOTH the membership presale and the Verified Fan presale.
General Public Sale
Tickets that remain after the presales will go on sale to the general public on February 7 at 3 pm venue local time.
3. Follow Ticketmaster’s new rules
Ticketmaster rules have changed since BTS’s last world tour. To avoid running into problems, make sure that you:
- Sign into Ticketmaster no later than 2:30 pm local venue time. Tickets go on sale at 3 pm. That means you must be online and ready at least 30 minutes early.
- Use only one device and one browser. To be safe, make sure you’re logged out elsewhere. Using multiple devices or browsers “may limit your ability to shop during the presale”.
- Sign into your Ticketmaster account before joining the waiting room is you’re using shared WiFi networks.
- One Waiting Room per show. If you want tickets for multiple shows, you need to join the Waiting Room for each show. Use only one tab per show.
ATTN BTS ARMY! There’s been some confusion with upcoming on sales, so here’s what you need to know: pic.twitter.com/ObnfzZLcik
— Ticketmaster Fan Support (@TMFanSupport) January 30, 2020
4. Make sure your access code matches your “preferred show” selection
On the presale registration page, it says the following:
Fans who have contacted Ticketmaster, however, have been told that the presale access code will only work for the date selected as your “preferred show”.
hey to anyone trying to get tickets through ticketmaster for any of the bts presale dates, theres a discrepancy between what tm support is telling me and what it says online. MAKE SURE YOUR PREFERRED DATE IS THE ONE YOU WANT TO ENTER THE PRESALE RAFFLE FOR. pic.twitter.com/4MoJivzGyI
— nyoon (@dtnyoon) January 25, 2020
5. Scope out the seating
Seating charts for BTS’s concerts may not be available until tickets go on sale. To get an idea of where you would like to be seated, check out photos of the stadium online. You can also search the site A View From My Seat (https://aviewfrommyseat.com/) to see what you’ll be seeing from a specific area.
6. Call your bank
If you do not frequently make purchases similar to the purchase you will be making for tickets, there is a risk of your bank mistaking it for fraud and preventing you from checking out. Most banks will quickly call or text the phone number you have listed on file to verify that you are the one making the purchase. Once you confirm, your purchase will be allowed to go through. Even so, it doesn’t hurt to call ahead to alert them about the purchase.
7. Try not to panic
If you don’t get tickets on the first presale day, or the second one, or during general ticket sales, keep checking back. Verified resale tickets will be available through Ticketmaster up until the concert(s). Resale tickets also tend to get cheaper as the concert nears because sellers are at risk of being stuck with tickets they can’t sell.