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Ticketmaster confronted “unprecedented demand” for Taylor Swift tour tickets


Ticketmaster says its web site skilled “traditionally unprecedented demand” for tickets to the North American leg of Taylor Swift‘s 2023 ‘Eras’ tour.

Followers complained on social media of prolonged wait instances and web site outages when pre-sale tickets for Swift’s 52-date tour went on sale on Tuesday (November 15). As The Guardian reviews, shortly after tickets went on sale, some have been re-listed on websites akin to StubHub for as a lot as $22,700 (£19,100) every.

Ticketmaster denied there have been outages attributable to the demand, telling CNN the “website shouldn’t be down” and that “individuals are actively buying tickets”. The corporate’s assist account on Twitter, nevertheless, mentioned it was “conscious followers could also be experiencing intermittent points with the location” and that Ticketmaster was “urgently working to resolve” these issues.

In a message shared to Ticketmaster’s social media, the ticketing firm mentioned “hundreds of thousands” had tried to buy tickets for Swift’s tour in the course of the pre-sale, with “lots of of hundreds of tickets” bought.

Ticketmaster suggested followers ready in line to “hold tight”, saying it was “working to get followers by as rapidly as doable”. Pre-sales for tour dates in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Santa Clara and Seattle have been pushed again 5 hours, from 10am PT to 3pm. One other pre-sale, for Capital One bank card holders, was moved to Wednesday (November 16). Tickets are set to go on sale to most of the people this Friday (November 18).

Swift’s ‘Eras’ tour will mark her first since 2018. It should start in March subsequent 12 months in Arizona and conclude with a string of Los Angeles exhibits in early August. All through the sprawling run of dates, she’ll be joined by alternating visitors together with Paramore, Beabadoobee, Phoebe Bridgers, Woman In Purple, MUNA, Haim and extra.

Swift lately confirmed {that a} UK tour in assist of ‘Midnights’ can even be introduced quickly. Followers who pre-ordered the album will have the ability to entry an unique pre-sale for tickets when they’re on sale.

Swift’s newest album, ‘Midnights’, arrived on October 21. Lower than 24 hours after it was launched, the album broke streaming information on Spotify, Amazon and Apple Music, smashing Spotify’s file for the most-streamed album in a single day.

In a four-star evaluate of ‘Midnights’, NME mentioned that after Swift’s “foray into a special sonic world” on 2020 albums ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore’, she “nonetheless shimmers” on her “return to pure pop”.



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