MANILA, Philippines – Korean boy band JYJ is set to conquer South America in March with concerts in Peru and Chile. And this early, the tickets to the group’s show in Lima are selling like hotcakes.
Peru’s oldest newspaper, El Comercio, reported that JYJ has set a record for the concert set on March 11 at the Monumental Stadium Esplanade in Lima. Apparently they broke records when half of the tickets to the concert were sold in just 30 minutes after selling began.
The newspaper, through an article titled “Neither Justin Bieber nor Miley Cyrus: Korean band broke record ticket sales in Peru,” said JYJ achieved the record despite that the boy band’s music is not heard on radio or MTV, or even sold in Peru.
“In only 30 minutes, half of the tickets were sold for the show on March 11 at the Monumental Stadium Esplanade,” El Comercio said.
Noizu Producciones, the group that would be bringing JYJ to Peru, posted on Facebook that the Super VIP tickets—the most expensive, costing 500 Peruvian Nuevo Sol each (or about P8,120)—were the first to be sold out.
El Comercio said on the first day of sales, two areas for the show were quickly sold out.
Before the Peru concert, JYJ will hold a show in Santiago, Chile on March 9 at the Teatro Caupolican.
The two concerts are the culminating performances of JYJ’s World Tour that started last year, according to C-JeS Entertainment, the band’s agency.
Recently, JYJ won the Best Icon Award from a poll conducted by TV station KBS.
In the poll, JYJ garnered 58,357 votes to secure the top spot followed by singer-actor-host Lee Seung Gi who got 53,560 votes.