Social media users lashed out at Ticketmaster for canceling the general sale that was scheduled to take place on Friday, November 18
The American star is embroiled in a scandal over the prices of his tickets. (REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs/File Photo)
Taylor Swift is embroiled in scandal once again, but not over issues related to her private life or new music releases, but rather due to a shortage of tickets for his The Eras Tour. And it is that from the first day of pre-sale he managed to sell out the tickets available for his tour in the United States, a situation that without a doubt led his fans to look elsewhere; unfortunately the resale far exceeds the initial price reaching up to 20 thousand dollars .
After five years away, the singer of Bad Blood, Look What You Made Me Do and Shake It Off announced her return to the stage with a great show that will offer throughout the United States. As expected, the news drove millions of her fans crazy, who were excited about the pre-sale and general ticket sales under the control of Ticketmaster .
The interpreter surprised with "Midnights", her new record production. (REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen)
The special pre-sale for all fans who registered previously began on Tuesday, November 15 through said ticket office. Only a few minutes had passed when Internet users reported system failures and after several attempts they found that the tickets were about to run out.
Happily around 2 million people, or bots, managed to secure their access, while others held out their hopes of getting their tickets on general sale, but that never happened, as Ticketmaster canceled the access that was was scheduled for this Friday, November 18, a situation that inevitably sparked annoyance.
It is unknown if the singer will include Mexico on her tour. (REX Features/Shutterstock /The Grosby Group)
Initially Taylor Swift announced 27 concerts in her native country, but due to the lawsuit she opened 25 more dates, but even so everything overflowed, because although the virtual queues were endless and many were willing to wait as long as necessary to get their tickets, many were left out.
Tickets generally ranged from $49 to $449, excluding VIP tickets that sold for $1,000. According to information recovered by the TMZ portal, the seats in some of the cities that Taylor Swift will visit the prices are exorbitant. For example, a ticket near the stage at Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles is around $4,459 , while behind the platform where she will sing costs 400 dollars.
Dire situation escalates at Metlife Stadiumfrom New Jersey, where a fan who agrees to enter the show in the highest areas has to pay $765, while those who go all-in to be as close as possible to the star will have to shell out $11,475.
But none compares to the $22,500 a Taylor Swift fan will have to pay to be among the front rows of the Gillette Stadium in Boston, while the farthest and therefore cheap seats cost $675.
This situation is repeated in several venues in the United States that are part of the tour, since the problem in the pre-sale of tickets was general, since the organizers decided to open the possibility on the same day, unleashing chaos in the system.
Taylor Swift began her career singing country. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)
After what happened, the singer has not made any statement, but it is expected that before she advances the problem she will offer some statement or solution. Meanwhile, many Latin American fans are looking forward to her considering visiting them with her tour, however it is unknown at this time if she will perform in Mexico or other regions outside of the United States.