Ticketmaster Cancels Public Ticket Sales For Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras’ Tour – NBC Chicago

One day before tickets were to be made available to the general public, Ticketmaster abruptly canceled the public sale of Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour,” following several problems with pre-sale events and a “historically unprecedented” lawsuit.

Citing “high demands” and “insufficient remaining ticket inventory,” the ticketing site announced on Twitter that it had canceled Friday’s event.

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

Tuesday’s pre-sale event, one of several, left behind millions of fans. waiting in queues for hours after Ticketmaster said it was experiencing “technical difficulties”.

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

Subsequently, the company launched a declaration saying the long wait times and disruptions were due to “historically unprecedented demand with millions showing up to buy TaylorSwiftTix pre-sale tickets,” but acknowledged Thursday that bot attacks also played a role.

“Historically, working with Verified Fan invite codes has worked, as we’ve been able to manage the volume coming into the site to buy tickets. This time, however, the staggering number of bot attacks and uninvited fans. codes drove unprecedented traffic to our site, resulting in 3.5 billion total system requests, 4 times our previous peak,” the company said in a statement. blog post Thursday. “Never before has a Verified Fan for sale attracted so much attention, or uninvited volume. This disrupted the predictability and reliability that is the hallmark of our Verified Fan platform.”

It is not surprising then that some of those who obtained tickets chose to put them on resale markets accompanied by steep price tags, ranging from $500 to over $12,000.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the cheapest resale ticket for Swift’s Chicago show on June 2 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 row 35 of section 444, located on the top deck almost directly to the side of the stage.

Including ticket rates on StubHub, there were only 17 listings under $1,000 for Swift’s inaugural show in Chicago, with the cheapest listing in the field at $1,121.

And while pre-sale events for select shows continue through Thursday, the general public didn’t anticipate getting a chance to purchase face-value tickets until Friday. But not anymore.

Swift’s 52-date stadium tour is scheduled to run from March 17 to August 9, 2023 throughout the US and is also expected to expand to international dates.

The tour announcement followed Swift’s release of her tenth album, “Midnights.”

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

FRI, MARCH 17, 2023
STATE FARM STADIUM
Glendale, Arizona
with Paramore and GAYLE

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

FRI, MARCH 24, 2023
ALLEGED STADIUM
The Vegas, Nevada
with beabadoobee and GAYLE

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2023
ALLEGED STADIUM
The Vegas, Nevada
with beabadoobee and GAYLE

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

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

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

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

FRI, APRIL 14, 2023
RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM
Tampa, Florida
with beabadoobee and Gracie Abrams

SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2023
RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM
Tampa, Florida
with beabadoobee and Gracie Abrams

FRI, APRIL 21, 2023
NRG STADIUM
Houston, TX
with beabadoobee and Gracie Abrams

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023
NRG STADIUM
Houston, TX
with beabadoobee and Gracie Abrams

FRI, APRIL 28, 2023
MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM
Atlanta Georgia
with beabadoobee and Gracie Abrams

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023
MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM
Atlanta Georgia
with beabadoobee and Gracie Abrams

SUN, APRIL 30, 2023
MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM
Atlanta Georgia
with beabadoobee and Gracie Abrams

FRI, MAY 5, 2023
NISSAN STADIUM
Nashville, Tennessee
with Phoebe Bridgers and Gracie Abrams

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023
NISSAN STADIUM
Nashville, Tennessee
with Phoebe Bridgers and GAYLE

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

FRI, MAY 12, 2023
FIELD FINANCIAL LINCOLN
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
with Phoebe Bridgers and GAYLE

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023
FIELD FINANCIAL LINCOLN
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
with Phoebe Bridgers and GAYLE

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

FRI, MAY 19, 2023
GILLETTE STADIUM
Foxborough, MA
with Phoebe Bridgers and GAYLE

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2023
GILLETTE STADIUM
Foxborough, MA
with Phoebe Bridgers and GAYLE

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

FRI, MAY 26, 2023
METLIFE STADIUM
East Rutherford, New Jersey
with Phoebe Bridgers and GAYLE

SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2023
METLIFE STADIUM
East Rutherford, New Jersey
with Phoebe Bridgers and Gracie Abrams

SUN, MAY 28, 2023
METLIFE STADIUM
East Rutherford, New Jersey
with Phoebe Bridgers and Owen

FRI, JUNE 2, 2023
SOLDIER FIELD
Chicago, IL
with girl in red & OWENN

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2023
SOLDIER FIELD
Chicago, IL
with girl in red & OWENN

SUN, JUNE 4, 2023
SOLDIER FIELD
Chicago, IL
with MUNA and Gracie Abrams

FRI, JUNE 9, 2023
FIELD FORD
Detroit, MI
with girl in red and Gracie Abrams

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2023
FIELD FORD
Detroit, MI
with girl in red & OWENN

FRI, JUNE 16, 2023
ACRISURE STADIUM
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
with girl in red and Gracie Abrams

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2023
ACRISURE STADIUM
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
with girl in red & OWENN

FRI, JUNE 23, 2023
UNITED STATES BANK STADIUM
Minneapolis, MN
with girl in red and Gracie Abrams

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2023
UNITED STATES BANK STADIUM
Minneapolis, MN
with girl in red & OWENN

FRI, JUNE 30, 2023
PAYCOR STADIUM
Cincinnati, OH
with MUNA and Gracie Abrams

SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2023
PAYCOR STADIUM
Cincinnati, OH
with MUNA and Gracie Abrams

FRI, CHRISTMAS 7, 2023
CAMPO GEHA AT PUNTA DE FLECHA STADIUM
Kansas City, MO
with MUNA and Gracie Abrams

SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2023
CAMPO GEHA AT PUNTA DE FLECHA STADIUM
Kansas City, MO
with MUNA and Gracie Abrams

FRI, CHRISTMAS 14, 2023
UPGRADE FIELD AT MILE HIGH
Denver, Colorado
with MUNA and Gracie Abrams

SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2023
UPGRADE FIELD AT MILE HIGH
Denver, Colorado
with MUNA and Gracie Abrams

SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2023
LIGHT FIELD
Seattle, WA
with HAIM and Gracie Abrams

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2023
LIGHT FIELD
Seattle, WA
with HAIM and Gracie Abrams

FRI, CHRISTMAS 28, 2023
LEVI’S® STADIUM
Santa Clara, Calif.
with HAIM and Gracie Abrams

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2023
LEVI’S® STADIUM
Santa Clara, Calif.
with HAIM and Gracie Abrams

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

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

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

TUE, AUGUST 8, 2023
SOFI STADIUM
Los Angeles, CA
with HAIM and Gracie Abrams

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

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