Ticketmaster Cancels Public Sale of Tickets for Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras’ Tour – NBC Chicago

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A day before tickets were due to become available to the general public, Ticketmaster abruptly canceled the public sale for Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour”, following several presale event issues and “historically unprecedented” demand.

Citing “high demands” and “insufficient ticket stock remaining”, the ticketing site announced on Twitter that Friday’s event has been cancelled.

The news follows a series of problems for Swift fans who tried to buy pre-sale tickets earlier this week.

Tuesday’s presale event, one of many, left millions of fans waiting in line for hours after Ticketmaster said it was experiencing “technical difficulties”.

“Our team is working to resolve this as soon as possible,” read an update on Ticketmaster’s website Tuesday. “We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience.”

The company later released a statement saying the long waits and disruptions stemmed from “a historically unprecedented demand with millions showing up to purchase tickets for the TaylorSwiftTix presale,” but acknowledged on Thursday that bot attacks also played a role.

“Historically, working with Verified Fan invite codes has worked because we were able to manage the volume coming into the site to buy tickets. This time, however, the staggering number of bot attacks and fans who didn’t have invite codes drove unprecedented traffic to our site , resulting in 3.5 billion total system requests – 4x our previous peak,” the company noted in a blog post Thursday. “Never before has a Verified Fan sale attracted so much attention – or uninvited volumes. This disrupted the predictability and reliability that is the hallmark of our Verified Fan platform.”

It comes as no surprise, then, that some of those who got their hands on tickets chose to place them on resale markets accompanied by hefty price tags ranging from $500 to over $12,000.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the cheapest resale ticket for Swift’s June 2 Chicago show at Soldier Field — the first of three shows in the city — was being offered for $518 on StubHub after fees. This ticket would be in the 35th row of section 444, almost directly to the side of the podium on the upper deck.

Including ticket costs on StubHub, there were only 17 entries under $1,000 for Swift’s opening show in Chicago, with the cheapest entry on the field at $1,121.

And while presale events for select shows continue through Thursday, the general public wouldn’t get a chance to purchase tickets at face value until Friday. But not anymore.

Swift’s 52-day stadium visit is scheduled to run from March 17 through August 9, 2023 in the US, and is also expected to expand to international dates.

The tour announcement followed Swift’s release of her 10th album, Midnights.

Dates for Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” are below:

FRIDAY 17 MARCH 2023
STATE FARM STADIUM
Glendale, Arizona
with Paramore & GAYLE

SAT 18 MARCH 2023
STATE FARM STADIUM
Glendale, Arizona
with Paramore & GAYLE

FRIDAY 24 MARCH 2023
ALLEGIANT STADIUM
Las Vegas, NV
with beabadoobee & GAYLE

SAT 25 MARCH 2023
ALLEGIANT STADIUM
Las Vegas, NV
with beabadoobee & GAYLE

FRIDAY 31 MARCH 2023
AT&T STADIUM
Arlington, Texas
with beabadoobee & Gracie Abrams

SAT, 1 APRIL 2023
AT&T STADIUM
Arlington, Texas
with beabadoobee & Gracie Abrams

SUN 2 APRIL 2023
AT&T STADIUM
Arlington, Texas
with beabadoobee & Gracie Abrams

THURSDAY 13 APRIL 2023
RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM
Tampa, Florida
with beabadoobee & Gracie Abrams

FRIDAY 14 APRIL 2023
RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM
Tampa, Florida
with beabadoobee & Gracie Abrams

SAT, 15 APRIL 2023
RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM
Tampa, Florida
with beabadoobee & Gracie Abrams

FRIDAY 21 APRIL 2023
NRG STADIUM
Houston, Texas
with beabadoobee & Gracie Abrams

SAT, 22 APRIL 2023
NRG STADIUM
Houston, Texas
with beabadoobee & Gracie Abrams

FRIDAY 28 APRIL 2023
MERCEDES BENZ STADIUM
Atlanta, GA
with beabadoobee & Gracie Abrams

SAT, 29 APRIL 2023
MERCEDES BENZ STADIUM
Atlanta, GA
with beabadoobee & Gracie Abrams

SUN 30 APRIL 2023
MERCEDES BENZ STADIUM
Atlanta, GA
with beabadoobee & Gracie Abrams

FRIDAY 5 MAY 2023
NISSAN STADIUM
Nashville, Tenn
with Phoebe Bridgers and Gracie Abrams

SAT 6 MAY 2023
NISSAN STADIUM
Nashville, Tenn
with Phoebe Bridgers & GAYLE

SUN 7 MAY 2023
NISSAN STADIUM
Nashville, Tenn
with Phoebe Bridgers and Gracie Abrams

FRIDAY 12 MAY 2023
LINCOLN FINANCIAL AREA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
with Phoebe Bridgers & GAYLE

SAT 13 MAY 2023
LINCOLN FINANCIAL AREA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
with Phoebe Bridgers & GAYLE

SUN 14 MAY 2023
LINCOLN FINANCIAL AREA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
with Phoebe Bridgers and Gracie Abrams

FRIDAY 19 MAY 2023
GILLETTE STADIUM
Foxborough, MA
with Phoebe Bridgers & GAYLE

SAT 20 MAY 2023
GILLETTE STADIUM
Foxborough, MA
with Phoebe Bridgers & GAYLE

SUN 21 MAY 2023
GILLETTE STADIUM
Foxborough, MA
with Phoebe Bridgers and Gracie Abrams

FRIDAY 26 MAY 2023
METLIFE STADIUM
East Rutherford, NJ
with Phoebe Bridgers & GAYLE

SAT 27 MAY 2023
METLIFE STADIUM
East Rutherford, NJ
with Phoebe Bridgers and Gracie Abrams

SUN 28 MAY 2023
METLIFE STADIUM
East Rutherford, NJ
with Phoebe Bridgers & OWENN

FRIDAY 2 JUNE 2023
SOLDIER FIELD
Chicago, Illinois
with girl in red & OWENN

SAT, 3 JUN 2023
SOLDIER FIELD
Chicago, Illinois
with girl in red & OWENN

SUN 4 JUNE 2023
SOLDIER FIELD
Chicago, Illinois
with MUNA & Gracie Abrams

FRIDAY 9 JUN 2023
FORD FIELD
Detroit, Michigan
with Girl in Red & Gracie Abrams

SAT 10 JUN 2023
FORD FIELD
Detroit, Michigan
with girl in red & OWENN

FRIDAY 16 JUN 2023
ACRISURE STADIUM
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
with Girl in Red & Gracie Abrams

SAT 17 JUN 2023
ACRISURE STADIUM
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
with girl in red & OWENN

FRIDAY 23 JUN 2023
US BANKING STADIUM
Minneapolis, Minnesota
with Girl in Red & Gracie Abrams

SAT 24 JUN 2023
US BANKING STADIUM
Minneapolis, Minnesota
with girl in red & OWENN

FRIDAY 30 JUN 2023
PAYCOR STADIUM
Cincinnati, OH
with MUNA & Gracie Abrams

SAT, JULY 1, 2023
PAYCOR STADIUM
Cincinnati, OH
with MUNA & Gracie Abrams

FRIDAY JULY 7, 2023
GEHA AREA AT ARROWHEAD STADIUM
Kansas City, MO
with MUNA & Gracie Abrams

SAT 8 JULY 2023
GEHA AREA AT ARROWHEAD STADIUM
Kansas City, MO
with MUNA & Gracie Abrams

FRIDAY JULY 14, 2023
POWER FIELD AT MILES HIGH
Denver, CO
with MUNA & Gracie Abrams

SAT 15 JULY 2023
POWER FIELD AT MILES HIGH
Denver, CO
with MUNA & Gracie Abrams

SAT 22 JULY 2023
LUMEN FIELD
Seattle, WA
with HAIM & Gracie Abrams

SUN 23 JULY 2023
LUMEN FIELD
Seattle, WA
with HAIM & Gracie Abrams

FRIDAY JULY 28, 2023
LEVI’S® STADIUM
Santa Clara, California
with HAIM & Gracie Abrams

SAT 29 JULY 2023
LEVI’S® STADIUM
Santa Clara, California
with HAIM & Gracie Abrams

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2023
SOFI STADIUM
Los Angeles, CA
with HAIM & Gracie Abrams

FRIDAY AUGUST 4, 2023
SOFI STADIUM
Los Angeles, CA
with HAIM & OWENN

SAT, 5 AUGUST 2023
SOFI STADIUM
Los Angeles, CA
with HAIM & GAYLE

TUESDAY 8 AUGUST 2023
SOFI STADIUM
Los Angeles, CA
with HAIM & Gracie Abrams

WED 9 AUGUST 2023
SOFI STADIUM
Los Angeles, CA
with HAIM & GAYLE


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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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