Taylor Swift ticket demand crashes Ticketmaster website, presale times changed

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Taylor Swift fans aren’t really seeing “Red” until a surge in demand for pre-sale tickets for her new tour led to major problems on Ticketmaster Tuesday.

The ticketing platform announced that it has been forced to delay pre-sale of West Coast concert tickets until 3pm after saying hundreds of thousands of tickets have already been sold during a “historically unprecedented demand”.

Further, Capital One, which also planned to only release tickets to cardholders, moved the pre-sale to November 16 at 2 p.m. local time. All presale codes and links sent via SMS will work as per that time Ticket master.

A wave of outraged fans in online waiting rooms took to social media to vent their frustrations to Ticketmaster over the presale of tickets for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour. Some said they waited “in line” for almost four hours and still didn’t get a chance to choose tickets.

“Being in a paused queue for over 2 hours for Taylor Swift Eras Tour tickets is my villain origin story,” one fan wrote on Twitter.

Usual $60 nosebleed seats reportedly resell for $700. One fan said they found a resale ticket for $33,750.

“There has been historically unprecedented demand with millions showing up to purchase tickets for the TaylorSwiftTix presale,” Ticketmaster said in a statement. pronunciation Tuesday. “If you’re currently queuing, please hold on – the queues are moving and we’re working to get fans through as quickly as possible.”

What is the Ticketmaster Verified Fan Program?

The pre-sale tickets were for so-called “verified” Swift fans only, intended to ensure loyal “Swifties” can get their hands on tickets to the star’s big show via a special pre-sale code.

Ticketmaster introduced the “Verified Fan” program in 2017. Users registered for the program will be notified if they’ve been selected for a pre-sale code or placed on a waitlist before tickets go on sale at large.

Last week, Taylor Swift announced she would be adding eight more shows, on top of the 17 additional shows the star has already added to The Eras Tour, according to a press release from Ticketmaster on Nov. 11. March 2023 will be the 32-year-old singer’s biggest US stadium tour ever.

The tour will feature tracks from her record-breaking album, Midnights, which the singer released in October. Swift became the first artist to claim the entire top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with the new record.

It was announced that the TaylorSwiftTix presale will begin Tuesday, November 15 at 10 a.m. local time. Buyers may only purchase six tickets at a time.

In total, Bookies.com estimates that more than 2.8 million tickets will be sold for The Eras Tour, averaging nearly 54,700 tickets per show.

Ticketmaster stated that fans who have already secured tickets are “all set”.


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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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