(CTN News) – A huge number of fans flocked to Ticketmaster on Tuesday morning in an attempt to get presale tickets for Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour in the U.S. in 2023,
“Eras Tour,” caused the site to become unusable for thousands of fans on Tuesday morning due to the crush of fans trying to get tickets.
It is our understanding that some fans may be experiencing intermittent issues with the website, and we are urgently working to resolve the issue,” Ticketmaster’s customer service Twitter account posted at 10:54 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday morning.
According to an announcement made at 1:05 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), Ticketmaster announced that it was experiencing “historically unprecedented demand with millions of people demonstrating up for the TaylorSwiftTix pre-sale to buy tickets.”
It has been reported that hundreds of thousands of tickets have been sold. If you have already secured your tickets, then you are good to go,” the service wrote in a tweet. If you are currently waiting in a queue, please hang tight, because we are working to get fans through as quickly as possible. If you are currently waiting in a queue, please hang tight.
It has also been announced that ticket sales for Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Santa Clara, and Seattle, which were initially scheduled for 10 a.m. PT Tuesday, will now be taking place at 3 p.m. Pacific Time Tuesday, which means that ticket sales will now begin at 3 p.m.
Pacific Time Tuesday, with queues opening 30 minutes prior to the start of ticket sales. Ticketmaster has announced that the Capital One on-sale has been rescheduled for tomorrow at 2 p.m. local venue time; according to Ticketmaster, all presale codes and links sent via text will still work at that time as well.
Ticketmaster’s uptime-monitoring site Down detector has reported that user complaints of problems gaining access to the service began to spike starting around 9:30 a.m. ET, culminating nearly 5,000 reports about problems gaining access to the service around 11:36 a.m. Eastern Time. The number of reports of technical problems with Ticketmaster began to taper off at around 12:20 p.m. Eastern Time.
There have been 52 dates set for Swift, who just released her album “Midnights,” as part of her upcoming American Eras tour that will take place from November to December.
There is no doubt that this is the biggest tour that she has ever done. It is one that could set world records for gross ticket sales in North America if it closes out.
There will be a number of opening acts during the U.S. leg of the tour. These include Paramore, Haim, Phoebe Bridgers, Beabadoobee, Girl in Red, Muna, Gayle, Gracie Abrams and Owenn.
Tickets for Swift’s Eras Tour are priced from $49 to $449. VIP packages for the tour start at $199 and can reach as high as $899, as previously announced.
This is Swift’s first stadium tour since the 2018 Reputation stadium tour. Last year, the Lover Fest tour was canceled because of the COVID pandemic, so this is her first tour since then.
Earlier this month, Taylor Swift made history by becoming the first artist in history to hold all 10 top spots on the Billboard Hot 100 in a single week with a song from “Midnights,” led by “Anti-Hero,” which was the first video to be released from the album, and also the first song to be promoted to radio stations.
Why won’t Ticketmaster let me sell my tickets?
Not all events or tickets are available for Fan-to-Fan Resale. If the button doesn’t appear, is grayed out or you receive a message that the Event Organizer hasn’t activated resale, your tickets aren’t eligible for resale. In order to resell your tickets for events in the U.S., you must have a U.S. bank account.