Taylor Swift Tour Mishap

Madison Burnett, Editor in Chief

With Taylor Swift releasing her 10th album Midnights, as well as announcing her ‘Eras Tour’, there has been a massive wave of support and praise for the artist. But is Taylor Swift writing the same kind of songs over the same beats (her song Midnight Rain is an interpretation of her song Out of The Woods) overdone? 

With 11 Grammy’s and 10 number one albums, it’s fair to say that Taylor Swift has earned her spot as the so-called “queen of pop,” but is she worth spending thousands of dollars on concert tickets for? After announcing her ‘Eras Tour’, fans were thrilled to attend the 35 stop tour, with openers such as Phoebe Bridgers, Gayle, and Girl in Red. But after the mass influx of pre-sale tickets were given out, general admission was canceled for all tour dates. As of now, if you want to buy tickets to Swift’s concert, you’ll have to pay an upward of $13,000 dollars. But how did this happen?

When the ‘Eras Tour’ was announced, certain fans were given pre-sale codes. You could obtain these codes, if you bought merchandise from Taylor Swift’s official website, had a capital one card, or a TicketMaster account. Unfortunately, when it was time to buy tickets, the website crashed from the rush of people on the website. Even after that was sorted out, resellers bought a chunk of tickets, and sold them for triple the price. 

With the lack of tickets left, Ticketmaster decided to cancel general admission, leaving fans devastated. Taylor Swift later responded to this incident on her Instagram. “There are a multitude of reasons why people had such a hard time trying to get tickets and I’m trying to figure out how this situation can be improved moving forward.” She also wrote, “I’m not going to make excuses for anyone because we asked them multiple times if they could handle this kind of demand and we were assured they could.”

As of now, there are no plans to resolve the situation, or add new tour dates. Unfortunately for fans, unless you pay thousands of dollars, you will not be able to go see Taylor Swift live.

Taylor Swift’s Instagram statement