Following the very quick sell-out of pre-sale tickets for Lizzo's upcoming Melbourne show, promoters FOMO Festival have issued a statement warning fans against purchasing from resale sites.
Within hours of pre-sale selling out, tickets for the Forum Melbourne show had begun showing up on resale sites including StubHub and Viagogo, with the cheapest on offer at $443 and going for up to $499.
"We encourage you to participate in our Dob In A Scalper initiative," it reads.
"If you find anyone trying to sell Lizzo tickets for extortionate prices please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll ensure FOMO/Ticketmaster/Forum Melbourne investigate it.
"We want tickets in the hands of REAL fans and we want to take these scamming ass-hats down."
Read the full statement below.
This will be the debut Australian run for the US artist. General public sale for the Forum Melbourne show will take place tomorrow morning, with Lizzo's Sydney sideshow hitting pre-sale also kicking off.
Lizzo appear at FOMO Festival in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth throughout early January. Check out theGuide for all the info.
Statement from FOMO Festival
We urge you to be aware that Lizzo's Melbourne sideshow tickets are sold only via Ticketmaster. Tickets are dispatched 48 hours before the show - literally none of these bots like Viagogo are selling valid tickets.
Ticketmaster was unsurprisingly met with remarkable demand for the Lizzo pre-sale this morning at Forum Melbourne. As advertised, the pre-sale allocation for this show was released at 9AM today (Monday 18 November) and sold out very quickly.
With Lizzo being one of the most popular artists in the world right now, demand was always going to be extremely high. We expect the same demand for the general on sale tomorrow. Those who miss out will have a chance to see Lizzo perform at FOMO Festival in Melbourne on Sunday 12 January.
We encourage you to participate in our Dob In A Scalper initiative. If you find anyone trying to sell Lizzo tickets for extortionate prices please email us at email@example.com and we’ll ensure FOMO/Ticketmaster/Forum Melbourne investigate it. We want tickets in the hands of REAL fans and we want to take these scamming ass-hats down.
To clarify, one more time, Viagogo, eBay or Facebook Marketplace are NOT authorised ticket sellers.
If you have successfully purchased tickets for the Lizzo sideshow at Forum Melbourne through Ticketmaster, you will be sent your tickets at 9AM Monday 6 January. This means no one will have tickets in their account until this date.
Any posts you see from Viagogo or similar claiming to have tickets to sell are FAKE. Scammers on these pages do not have valid tickets to sell and are just trying to swindle you out of your money.
We implore you - please don’t be fooled.
Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
Elder Park, Adelaide
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
The Forum, Melbourne
Parramatta Park, Parramatta
Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale