Taylor Swift speaks out after Ticketmaster’s ‘Eras Tour’ ticket disaster


Taylor Swift has spoken out after Ticketmaster canceled the public sale of tickets for her upcoming “Eras Tour.”

“We will. It goes without saying that I am extremely protective of my fans. We have been doing this together for decades and over the years I have brought in so many elements of my career,” she began her statement posted on social media posted.

“I did this SPECIFICALLY to improve the quality of my fans’ experience by doing it myself with my team who care about my fans as much as I do. It’s really hard for me to trust an outside entity with these relationships and allegiances, and unbearable for me to see mistakes happen without recourse.”

Swift said there were “a host of reasons” why people “had such a hard time getting tickets” and is trying to figure out how to “improve” the disastrous rollout in the future.

“I’m not going to make excuses for anyone because we asked them multiple times if they could handle this time of question and we were confident they could,” she continued.

“It’s really amazing that 2.4 million people got tickets, but it really pisses me off that a lot of them feel like they went through several bear attacks to get them.”

Swift, 32, said she hopes to provide “more opportunities” to get together with her fans who couldn’t get tickets.

“Thanks for joining us,” she concluded. “You have no idea how much that means.”

Ticketmaster made the announcement Thursday, devastating legions of Swifties who couldn’t get their hands on concert tickets.

“Due to extremely high demands on ticketing systems and insufficient remaining ticket inventory to meet that demand, tomorrow’s public sale for Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour has been cancelled”, the company said in a tweet.

Twitter users quickly demanded a word on Swift’s issue, which they have now received.


Swift announced the tour earlier this month.

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Swift announced the tour earlier this month.

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“Please say something devastating to the people who have loved and supported you for over a decade and who came out of this with nothing @taylorswift13 please say something,” begged another.

The cancellation of the public sale came after the CEO of Live Nation’s largest shareholder earlier this week blamed strong demand from 14 million users – including bots – on site disruptions, including slow pre-sale queues.

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The Eras Tour supports her record breaking album “Midnights”, released in October.
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Tickets to Swift’s show – which kicks off March 17 in Glendale, Ariz. – cost between $49 and $449 each.

Fans reportedly saw tickets costing up to $22,000 on the ticket seller site StubHub.

Some of the fans said they spent eight hours in a virtual queue on Ticketmaster after the tickets went on sale before being unexpectedly kicked out of line.

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The tour kicks off March 17 in Glendale, Ariz.

Swift announced her highly anticipated tour earlier this month. The “Eras Tour” supports her record-breaking album “Midnights”, released in October.

Ticketmaster has been heavily criticized in the wake of the “Eras Tour” debacle.

Many – including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and more members of Congress – have expressed support for Ticketmaster’s withdrawal from Live Nation, widely viewed as a monopoly that may violate antitrust laws.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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