Taylor Swift will be at Allegiant Stadium March 24 & 25. Are you trying to buy tickets? You might be out of luck, Katniss! Ticketmaster says Friday’s public ticket sales for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour has been canceled!
The sudden cancellation comes after Ticketmaster said Thursday that more than two million tickets were sold Tuesday for her upcoming tour — the most ever sold for an artist in a single day. It caused a meltdown of Ticketmaster’s website.
Now, there’s a potential war erupting – Taylor Swift fans are mad at Ticketmaster, and so is everyone else! That’s what came up this morning on The Mike & Carla Morning Show!
Ticketmaster says that roughly 3.5 million people signed up to buy Taylor Swift tickets – its “largest registration in history.” That demand, along with a a large number of bot attacks, and fans who didn’t have invite codes” drove “unprecedented traffic” to Ticketmaster – and it broke!
Live Nation Chairman Greg Maffei said they’re working to fix the problem, but he put the blame squarely where he says it belongs: On TAYLOR SWIFT (‘s popularity)!
Why has it become impossible to get concert tickets? Why do we need to plan a whole day to but tickets to a concert? Why are there so many different presale days? Why are the fees tacked on to concert tickets so high? Why on earth are bots/outlets allowed to even BUY tickets? Not so long ago, anyone who bought tickets, and sold them for more than face value was called a SCALPER! It was illegal, and I thought it STILL WAS illegal! Why? Why? WHY???
You may not like AOC, but I’m sure you’ll agree with her statement: “Daily reminder that Ticketmaster is a monopoly.” Its merger with LiveNation should never have been approved, and they need to be reigned in.”
The M&C talked to those who tried and even a couple of parents got through to buy tickets…listen to the segment and whatever you do, don’t lose faith!
Remember a little band called Pearl Jam? They TRIED to change things back in the mid 90’s. They decided not to use Ticketmaster, because their ticket prices were just too high through them, for their fans. They decided to do things themselves. Because of that, they had to work crappy venues, pay more for crew, etc.
Pearl Jam had a lot of bands ready to go along with them, until those bands were told to stick with the big guys, and they’ll be taken care of *wink, wink*.
Here’s a list of bands that TRIED to change the prices of, and the way tickets are sold.
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