Taylor Swift tickets have been all the rave this week.
The massive demand for presale tickets for Taylor Swift’s latest concert tour crashed Ticketmaster on Tuesday. The company’s support account tweeted that fans “may be experiencing intermittent issues” and that it’s “urgently” working to resolve problems.
On Tuesday afternoon, Ticketmaster said that the presale has led to “historically unprecedented demand” for tickets with “millions” showing up to the presale. Despite the issues, the company says it has sold “hundreds of thousands” of tickets already, but when the sales are for the giant stadiums that Swift will be playing at, that may not be as impressive as it sounds. Ticketmaster will also be delaying the onsale times for the Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Santa Clara, and Seattle shows to 3PM PT. The Capital One presale, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, is being rescheduled to Wednesday.
Swift spoke out about the crash explaining how protective she is over her fans.
Taylor Swift’s Eras tour fiasco bipartisan outrage from some Democrats and Republicans who have questioned whether Ticketmaster handled the Swift ticket rollout appropriately. It also resurrected criticism that Ticketmaster holds outsize power in the ticketing and live events industry.
TicketMaster recently apologized for the ordeal.
“First, we want to apologize to Taylor and all of her fans,” they stated.
“Especially those who had a terrible experience trying to purchase tickets.”
“Next, we feel we owe it to everyone to share some information to help explain what happened,” the statement continued.
The company noted that more than 3.5 million people pre-registered for the TaylorSwiftTix Presale powered by Verified Fan, which was its largest registration in history. The Tuesday sale also broke Ticketmaster’s record for most tickets sold for an artist in a single day, selling two million tickets.
Meanwhile Vividseats are showing Taylor Swift tickets available and ranging from 800 to above 11,000 dollars.