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Tickets for Jody Chiang’s extra concerts sold out in 30 minutes

2015/01/25 15:13:50

Taipei, Jan. 25 (CNA) All 90,000 tickets for the nine additional concerts by Jody Chiang were snapped up within 30 minutes of going on sale Sunday.

Over 310,000 people registered to purchase the tickets on the website www.jody-ticket.com.tw and each person was allowed to buy up to four tickets, according to Taiwanese PC maker Acer Inc., which operated the ticket sales.

The sale began at noon Sunday and the tickets were all gone by 12:26 p.m.

Chiang, one of the biggest names on the Taiwanese-language music scene, announced on Jan. 2 that she was ending her singing career this year with 16 farewell concerts.

Her announcement set off a rush for concert tickets, overwhelming the official ticketing site and ticketing machines at convenience stores around Taiwan during the three days of sale.

To cater to upset fans who failed to secure tickets after long hours of wait, Chiang announced on Jan. 16 that she would hold nine additional concerts at Taipei Arena and Kaohsiung Arena in August and September, respectively.

(By Christie Chen)
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