Some Bieber tickets could be held for special groups - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Some Bieber tickets could be held for special groups

(WMC-TV) - A news station in Nashville obtained ticket sales records for their upcoming Bieber concert and learned Bieber's camp held all but 1,000 tickets for the general public.

Now, it is raising eyebrows for Memphis fans.

LaQuita Moore-House's 12-year-old daughter has a wish to go to Justin Bieber's November 1 concert at FedEx Forum.

"For her to want to go to that concert and this is her very first one and I don't have tickets for her, it hurts me," said Moore-House.

She called Ticketmaster just eight minutes after the tickets went on sale.

"I told her I needed two seats and she said we only have the upper level available. That's crazy," said Moore-House.

Moore-House said nosebleed seats are not good enough for a daughter who is a good girl and honor roll student.

"What we're finding is huge numbers of tickets are being held for special groups," said Fan Freedom Consumer Advocate Elizabeth Owen.

Elizabeth Owen, consumer advocate for Fan Freedom Project, said most tickets for Nashville's Bieber concert went to fan club members, held up by managers and corporations.

"Sometimes artists actually buy up a lot of tickets and then resell them at a higher price," said Owen.

That is raising questions about the Memphis concert.

According to Ticketmaster, available tickets start just under $40 but they are far away from the stage.

The general public is limited to just six tickets.

In Nashville, roughly 13,000 tickets were held from the general public.

"It sets up false anticipation with the public," said Owen.

Owen said the public deserves transparency.

"Let people know how many tickets are available so you know what your chances are," said Owen.

"Only thing I can do now is just try to get tickets from the radio stations. Try to be the 9th caller, 10th caller - whatever caller," said Moore-House.

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