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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 experiences, shortly after tickets went on sale, some have been re-listed on websites comparable 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 isn’t down” and that “individuals are actively buying tickets”. The corporate’s help 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.

    We’re conscious followers could also be experiencing intermittent points with the location and are urgently working to resolve.

    — Ticketmaster Fan Help (@TMFanSupport) November 15, 2022

    In a message shared to Ticketmaster’s social media, the ticketing firm mentioned “thousands and thousands” had tried to buy tickets for Swift’s tour in the course of the pre-sale, with “tons of of 1000’s of tickets” bought.

    — Ticketmaster (@Ticketmaster) November 15, 2022

    Ticketmaster suggested followers ready in line to “cling tight”, saying it was “working to get followers via as shortly as potential”. 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 people this Friday (November 18).

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

    Swift just lately confirmed {that a} UK tour in help of ‘Midnights’ may also be introduced quickly. Followers who pre-ordered the album will be capable 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 data on Spotify, Amazon and Apple Music, smashing Spotify’s report for the most-streamed album in a single day.

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

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