Singer IU Discovers Illegal Ticket Trafficker and Expels Fan Club Members
On May 16th, singer IU made a stunning appearance at the ‘2024 Gucci Cruise Fashion Show’ held at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Jongno-gu, Seoul. However, behind the scenes, an unfortunate incident unfolded. IU’s agency, Edam Entertainment, has confirmed multiple cases of fraudulent ticket bookings for her upcoming fan concert ‘I + Universe’. As a result, four members of the IU fan club, known as Uaena, have been permanently expelled. Additionally, measures have been taken to restrict and cancel tickets associated with the fraudulent activity.
Strict Measures Against Fraudulent Ticket Bookings
Edam Entertainment expressed their determination to combat illegal ticket transactions. So far, they have identified a total of seven fraudulent booking cases, with four of them involving fan club members. The agency has taken swift and decisive action by permanently expelling these individuals from the fan club. Furthermore, the affected members will face a one-year restriction on using Melon Ticket ID, and their advance tickets will be canceled.
In addition to the fan club members, one case involving a general ticket holder has also been canceled. Edam Entertainment is actively working on preventing further reservations for this performance.
To ensure ticket sales remain fair and legitimate, the agency is imposing stricter measures. They plan to investigate and verify suspected illegal transactions through diligent reporting and monitoring. In cases where doubts persist, additional identity verification will be required for on-site ticket collection.
First Offline Event in Four Years
Meanwhile, IU will delight her devoted fans with a special concert celebrating her 15th birthday. This highly-anticipated event will take place over two days, starting on the 23rd, at the prestigious KSPO Dome in Songpa-gu, Seoul. It marks IU’s first offline event in four years since her 11th anniversary fan meeting in 2019. The overwhelming pre-sale response saw a record-breaking 350,000 concurrent users.
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Singer IU poses at the ‘2024 Gucci Cruise Fashion Show’ held at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the afternoon of May 16th. 2023.05.16 /Photo=Reporter Kim Chang-hyun chmt@Singer IU caught an illegal trafficker of concert tickets and permanently expelled four fan club members. On the 22nd, the agency Edam Entertainment said, “We have confirmed a total of 7 cases of fraudulent ticket bookings for the 2023 IU fan concert ‘I + Universe'” and “4 members of Uaena (IU fan club) will be expelled permanently. and are forced to withdraw. Melon Ticket ID is also 1. “Use will be restricted for one year and advance tickets will be cancelled,” he said.
He added, “We have also canceled one case involving general ticket holders, not fan club members,” and added, “We have taken measures to exclude additional reservations for this performance.”
He said, “We continuously seek explanations for cases of suspected illegal transactions through reporting and monitoring. In cases where explanations are lacking, we intend to accept tickets on site through additional identity verification.”
IU will hold a concert for fans celebrating her first 15th birthday for two days starting on the 23rd at KSPO Dome (former gymnastics stadium) in Songpa-gu, Seoul. This is the first offline event in four years since the 11th anniversary fan meeting was held in 2019. The highest number of concurrent users in pre-sale was 350,000.
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