Taking a selfie with Justin Bieber isnâ€™t exactly a priceless experience. In fact, according to Altitude Tickets, the chance to spend one-on-one time with the pop star on his upcoming Purpose tour is valued at a whopping USD2,000 (RM8560.90).
The ticket-selling site, which recently opened its presale VIP tickets for the tour, lists three different VIP experiences for fans hoping to meet the 21-year-old â€œWhat Do You Mean?â€ singer: USD375 (RM1605.17) for the â€œWhere Are You Nowâ€ VIP #Purpose Experience, USD925 (RM3959.42) for the â€œIâ€™ll Show Youâ€ VIP #Purpose Experience, and USD2,000 for the Ultimate #Purpose Experience.
As part of the priciest package, fans will have the chance to snap a selfie with Bieber at a meet and greet, and be seated in a barricaded section close to the stage. They will also get a behind-the-scenes tour and a plaque to commemorate their time spent with the singer.
A source close to Bieber tells Us that only 20 such packages were available, and have since sold out.
The slightly less pricey â€œIâ€™ll Show Youâ€ VIP package also includes a meet and greet, though fans will have to take photos grouped. Both those who shell out the big bucks for the Ultimate package and those who opt for the â€œIâ€™ll Show Youâ€ package will be allowed to enter the venue early and receive one digital download of his new album, Purpose.
The cheapest package, Bieberâ€™s â€œWhere Are You Nowâ€ offering, includes a premium merch package, entrance into the venue through a dedicated VIP door, a plaque, and one digital download of Purpose.
Bieberâ€™s largely teen fan base took issue with the expensive packages and took to social media to complain about the steep price tag to meet their idol.
â€œNot even a prostitute asks for so much money #justiceforbrokeliebers,â€ one fan tweeted.
â€œThe prices are kinda not fair and kinda not cool #justiceforbrokeliebers,â€ another wrote.
â€œFor $2000 he should let us live with him for a week #justiceforbrokeliebers,â€ yet another quipped.
But lest fans think they won’t get the opportunity to see their favorite singer, â€œJustin also offers $50 tickets â€“ the only other major pop superstar to do that, making it possible for a family of four to go see his show,” the source adds.
Bieber will kick off his 58-date North America tour in Seattle on March 9, 2016.