Asia News: Blackpink Sells Out Singapore; Babymetals’ ‘Mosh’sh’ Pit

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SILENT METAL: Japan’s Babymetal is developing a “silent mosh pit” to tamp down the transmission of COVID at its shows. Here, the band performs during at Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 30, 2019, in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)


Blackpink Tickets Sell Out In 90 Minutes

Tickets for K-pop girl group Blackpink’s May 13 concert at the Singapore National Stadium went on sale Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. and reportedly were sold out less than 90 minutes later.

Not including booking fees, the tickets cost between S$168 and S$398 ($122-290).
Some tickets had already been sold to fan club members, as well as Paypal and Live Nation subscribers.

However, by that afternoon, according to the website Mothership, VIP tickets were being sold on the resale website Carousell for as much as S$3,500, though most of the top tier tickets were being resold at around S$1,000.


Babymetal Develops ‘Silent Mosh’sh Pit’

Though most major pop acts in the world have returned to full-on concert mode, in Japan many still adhere to safe practices in order to temper the spread of COVID in both indoor and outdoor concert venues.

One of the main means of keeping safe is to ask concertgoers to refrain from expressing their appreciation verbally. The internationally renowned pop-metal female idol group Babymetal is taking the idea a step further, and has announced that their two shows scheduled for the Makuhari Messe convention center east of Tokyo on Jan. 28-29 will feature a silent mosh pit (or “silent mosh’sh pit,” whatever that means) according to NME.

The area, which will be sectioned off, is designed for fans who have children but, in any case, people who enter the pit are asked “not to shout, cheer, talk loudly or participate in any other behavior that may inconvenience other customers.”