Did you know that K-Pop artists on Weverse often offer a membership that can help you get early access to their concert tickets if they have fan club presales? Here’s how you can get ahead and secure those seats!
With concerts and music festivals back in full force, the clamor for seats, tickets, and chances to see their favorite artists rock the stage live has never been hotter. But with the desire of many to watch their faves live also comes the pressure and competition to secure tickets. Just look at how hard it can get to buy tickets to K-pop concerts. But luckily, there are ways to make the process easier. When HYBE introduced community platform Weverse in 2019, and added not just the artists managed by its subsidiaries like BTS and SEVENTEEN, but also other Korean and international artists, they were able to change the game of communicating with stars as well as buying concert tickets.
ICYDK, being a paying member of an artist’s Weverse community gives you access to early ticket pre-sales and a better chance to secure tickets for a concert. Here’s how to do it!
WHAT IS A WEVERSE MEMBERSHIP?
It’s free to sign up for a Weverse account and join the community of your favorite artists, but there’s also a paid “fan club” membership tier where artists can post content (posts, media, etc.) exclusive to those who paid for the membership.
BTS, SEVENTEEN, ENHYPEN, TXT, and more have utilized the paid subscription to give fan club members early access to concert tickets. This means concert organizers and ticket outlets release a certain amount of tickets that can only be bought online if people have a registered membership number.
BENEFITS OF A WEVERSE MEMBERSHIP
While a Weverse membership doesn’t guarantee a ticket, you’ll still be among the first to the sale. You will be competing with less people for the tickets, and you’ll have the entire seat plan available to choose from. It’s a great benefit to have for a membership that costs more or less P1000. Interested? Follow the steps below!
HOW TO GET AND USE A WEVERSE MEMBERSHIP
1. Sign up for Weverse and SM Tickets accounts.
You’ll need your email to sign up for a Weverse account on the website or the app (iOS, Google Play), as well as on SM Tickets (the ticketing outlet that usually offers and honors Weverse fan club presales here in the Philippines). On Weverse, join the community you want, then use your Weverse account to also log into the Weverse shop, which can also be downloaded as an app. You may also need to have an account on the concert organizer’s website since they may ask you to access the website for the presale link.
2. Purchase a Weverse membership in your idols’ respective community.
On Weverse shop, you can select English as the language. On the main menu, select the artist and their “GLOBAL” shop. Not all artists have memberships, so make sure you read your concert organizer’s instructions carefully. If the artist will have a fan club presale, select “Membership” under “Products” and choose the [Fandom] Membership listing. Read the Weverse instructions carefully. Buying it means paying a one-time payment for one year of membership.
Upon checkout, fill out the necessary details and choose your payment method. If you choose Eximbay, you can pay through GCash. Here’s a trick: set your Weverse shop currency to Japanese Yen. The membership will cost way less than if you bought it in US dollars and a little less than if you bought it in Korean won.
Once paid and confirmed, save your membership number. A membership number is usually 11 characters with the first two characters being letters and the rest numbers (XX000000000). The whole thing serves as your code for the presale. It helps to make a shortcut for it.
3. IMPORTANT: Don’t forget to register your membership.
Sample presale registration confirmation for SEVENTEEN’s Be The Sun Concert in Bulacan in 2022
Artists and organizers will have a registration period separate from the presale. This is usually a period of a few days where you will use your Weverse account to confirm registration for the ticketing presale. The artist and organizer will announce and post the link for registration on Weverse when it starts. If you have a Weverse membership but did not register for the presale, your membership number will not be honored during the presale.
4. Take note of when the Weverse presale is happening.
The Weverse fan/fanclub presale often happens a day or two earlier than the general sale of tickets. It’s the same process online as the general sale.
5. During ticketing, make sure your SM Ticket account details, payment method details, and Weverse membership details are locked and loaded.
There are instances where SM Tickets will log you out initially when you enter the site. Make sure your log in details are onhand (make a shortcut for them, too!). Once you’re logged in, select your concert day (if applicable) and seats. Once you click “ADD,” SM Tickets will ask for your code (the Weverse membership number with no spaces and no dashes). Proceed with checking out your tickets.
- A Weverse membership does not guarantee a ticket.
- There’s a limit to how many tickets you can buy (usually 2) per Weverse membership code.
- Stay updated on the concert organizer’s socials—they’ll post FAQs and respond to queries.
- You can transfer ownership of the code. For SEVENTEEN’s Be the Sun concert encore in Bulacan, fans were lending their membership numbers to their friends or people who were willing to pay for it. You only need the number.
- There are more benefits to a membership that just presale benefits, so make the most of it!
Good luck and may you secure those tickets!
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