It has been a harrowing few days in the world of Taylor Swift fans, to say the least. Fans have scrambled to try and buy tickets for Swift’s “The Eras Tour,” dealing with pre-sale drama, long waits, site crashes, and other problems. On Thursday, Ticketmaster made things ten times worse by announcing that they had canceled the public sale of Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” after high demand in the pre-sales wiped out availability.
“Due to extraordinarily high demands on ticketing systems and insufficient remaining ticket inventory to meet that demand, tomorrow’s public on-sale for Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour has been cancelled,” Ticketmaster tweeted Thursday.
Due to extraordinarily high demands on ticketing systems and insufficient remaining ticket inventory to meet that demand, tomorrow's public on-sale for Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour has been cancelled.
— Ticketmaster (@Ticketmaster) November 17, 2022
There have been so many issues and problems surrounding the way Ticketmaster has messed up the Taylor Swift sales process, Tennesee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti launched an investigation into them on Thursday.
When the dust settles, a lot of people are wondering if it’s time for Ticketmaster to be broken up as they essentially have a monopoly on so many aspects of the concert-going experience. There really isn’t any choice in most of these situations when fans want to see someone like Taylor Swift. Unfortunately, the ones who get hurt the most are the people trying to buy tickets, only to get shut out and then see them selling for upwards of $20,000 on resale markets.
While the music world is up in arms, those in the sports world also voiced their anger and annoyance over the situation.
absolutely embarrassing, unserious company. https://t.co/7MWq4U7IK7
— Mike Golic Jr (@mikegolicjr) November 17, 2022
swifties are going to burn this company to the ground and throw the ashes in a volcano https://t.co/dkzZZ60ude
— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) November 17, 2022
"Ticketmaster need not provide a service or a plan or a product. They can phone it in, because they are the only ones left. Their failures do not affect them. The failures only affect us, just the way they planned it."https://t.co/cnLflyXRin https://t.co/hHe3rE82Jf
— kelsey mckinney (@mckinneykelsey) November 17, 2022
you know, i do hope this whole thing prevents this ticketing monopoly from continuing. https://t.co/r6NxbXTpEB
— Marisa Ingemi (@Marisa_Ingemi) November 17, 2022
I had to triple-check just to make sure this was actually Ticketmaster's verified account.
Swifties hopefully finishing what Pearl Jam started 🤝 https://t.co/fgdk7Zys5e
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) November 17, 2022
— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) November 17, 2022
So many holiday gift plans have been nuked this week https://t.co/3166vBUyxF
— Ryan Nanni (@celebrityhottub) November 17, 2022
Ticketmaster is a criminal enterprise https://t.co/j2vDnrXUw6
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) November 17, 2022
If anyone can help take down Ticketmaster, it might just be Taylor Swift and her Swifties.