Reports that Taylor Swift's ticket sales so far for the Reputation Tour are not doing well are seriously misguided as the tour is on track to be one of the top selling of all time. For presale, registration opens at 11 a.m. Friday and continues until 9 a.m. January 18.
Another point of controversy comes with Swift's use of Ticketmaster Verified Fan, which allows fans to purchase tickets prior to the general public. Thousands of tickets for both Rose Bowl concerts are still available and promoter Louis Messina told Billboard in December he was confident every show on the tour would sell out over the next five months.
Considering the fact that Reputation was the biggest-selling album of 2017, it's fair to assume that Swift's upcoming tour would be selling out venues within a matter of hours.
Promoters for the Bad Blood singer made a decision to inflate the sale prices as a result of scalpers and bots procuring a significant number of seats for her 2015 tour in support of her 1989 album and reselling them for huge profits.
Due to overwhelming demand, the U.S. Bank Stadium announced that a second show for Taylor Swift's reputation Stadium Tour was added. This is thanks to her diehard fans that paid a premium for the best tickets available at her concerts.More news: Oil Prices Hit Highest Level in Three Years on Iran Tensions
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There is some concern though for her young fans since her ticket prices might be set too high for them to attend. The cheapest is at $160 apiece for Swift's show at the NRG Stadium in Houston on September 29 and another costs $230.
As each day of the Verified Fan presale passed, more buyers were allowed into the sales queue - the idea was to weed out scalpers who often overwhelm an onsale with ticketing bots and automated programs that allow them to buy up tickets faster than fans.
The second show will take place on Friday, July 13.
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"I paid $150 for my ticket with unbelievable seats for the 1989 tour", one fan was quoted as saying.