Kirsty Wynn is a senior reporter at the Herald on Sunday.

Sellers want $2587 for Justin Bieber tickets

Justin Bieber will play in New Zealand in March with his Purpose Tour. Photo / Ticketmaster
Justin Bieber will play in New Zealand in March with his Purpose Tour. Photo / Ticketmaster

VIP tickets for Justin Bieber's Purpose tour are being sold on Ticketmaster's Resale site for more than four times the original price - despite tickets still being available.

Originally priced at $525, tickets in the VIP "Where are you now" section are for sale on the sister site for a staggering $2587 each.

Staff at Ticketmaster confirmed there were still "dozens" left in the two VIP sections for $525 and $650.

Ticketmaster Resale is a separate company to Ticketmaster but the tickets sold on the site are guaranteed. Sellers set the price for tickets and Ticketmaster Resale takes a fee for the sale.

Tickets on the Ticketmaster Resale site are four times the original sale price.
Tickets on the Ticketmaster Resale site are four times the original sale price.

Marked up tickets were also for sale on Trade Me with A Reserve seated tickets bought for $183 for sale for upward of $500 each.

Tickets for the concert - apart from those in the VIP sections - sold out within 20 minutes of going on sale in mid October.

The tickets ranged in price from $81 in D reserve to $183 for A reserve.

The pop superstar will play Mt Smart Stadium, which has a 46,000 person capacity, in March.

The Purpose World Tour will mark his first stadium show in New Zealand.

His last concert here was for the Believe tour in 2013, which took place in the much smaller Vector Arena and was met with mixed reactions, with some fans walking out amidst accusations of lip-syncing.

Since then, Bieber's undergone an image and sound overhaul, embracing a more R&B sound and teaming up with Kiwi hip hop choreographer Parris Goebel to help launch his album Purpose.

- NZ Herald

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