Taylor Swift fans in the UK got off lightly compared to their US counterparts during the first ticket pre-sales for the singer’s Eras Tour.
Those that had pre-ordered Swift’s latest album ‘Midnights’ last year were given early access to tickets for London and Edinburgh yesterday (Monday) and Liverpool and London today (Tuesday).
Ticket sales were being staggered for each date, with fans able to purchase through Ticketmaster and AXS. From 11:00 this morning, fans were able to purchase pre-sale tickets for the June 13 gig at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium and the June 22 gig at London’s Wembley stadium. From 13:00, fans were able to try for tickets for the August 14 Liverpool date and the August 16 London date. The June 15 show in Liverpool went on sale at 15:00.
General sale tickets for the UK shows will go on sale between July 17 and July 19.
While the pre-sales went relatively smoothly, some fans reported being kicked out of the virtual queue, which included tens of thousands of people.
Scottish MP Gavin Newlands attempted to secure tickets yesterday, and tweeted: “That was great Ticketmaster UK, got in to buy Taylor Swift tickets for my daughter, a massive massive fan, and just as I got in, you kicked me out with an error. Now back in queue at 18,000 odd, with no chance of a ticket. Super.”
Meanwhile in France, the pre-sales for Paris and Lyon have been put on hold.
In a tweet on the Paris sales, Ticketmaster France said: “The Taylor Swift sale | the 9am and 11am Eras Tour for Paris La Défense Arena has been put on hold. We will keep you posted with a new on-sale as soon as possible. All codes not already used will remain valid.”
Ticketmaster France then tweeted: “The Taylor Swift sale | The Eras schedule for 1pm for Lyon – Groupama Stadium has been put on hiatus. We will keep you informed of the new on-sale time as soon as possible. All codes will remain valid.”
According to Variety, there were more than 700,000 people in the queue to purchase tickets for the France concerts.