Resale tickets for Taylor Swift Eras Tour went on sale today

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Fans are not impressed with the increased ticket prices and fees (Image: Mat Hayward/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)
Fans are not impressed with the increased ticket prices and fees (Image: Mat Hayward/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Global superstar Taylor Swift is bringing her Eras Tour to the UK next summer and fans eagerly await the start of the ticket resale event that takes place today.

Initial ticket pre-sales started on July, 10 but sold out in minutes for each of the singer's ten UK dates at venues in London, Liverpool, Cardiff and Edinburgh. leaving many fans disappointed.

After much speculation about the possibility of resale events taking place, AXS revealed last week that there would be an opportunity to resell unwanted tickets, but only via official partners: Ticketmaster, AXS or directly through the venue’s website.

When the resale event launched at 4pm today, over 2000 fans queued for tickets just minutes after the virtual waiting room opened, but many were left disappointed as resale tickets failed to appear.

Ticketholders who were trying to sell unwanted tickets on also reported problems and delays while waiting to sell.

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As tickets finally began to appear on Ticketmaster and AXS at 9pm this evening, fans took to Twitter to share their frustration about ticket prices, with resale for London selling for as much as £763.40 each.

Fans were also frustrated by the Ticketmaster 'resale fee' which looks to be upwards of £70 for some transactions.

The frenzy of the initial ticket sales also attracted controversy after fans spotted a 'lead booker event' clause in the terms and conditions which suggested that the person who purchased the ticket had to present at the show, causing potential problems for anyone who had paid for tickets on behalf of someone else.

In response to the furore, Ticketmaster shared a statement saying that although the terms, put in place by event promoter AEG, mentioned the lead booker needing to be present, there would be an opportunity to resell unwanted tickets, but only via official partners - Ticketmaster , AXS or directly through the venue's website.

How can I get resale tickets for the Taylor Swift UK Eras Tour?

Resale tickets for The Eras Tour tickets are slowly starting to appear on official ticket partner sites. Unlike the pre-sale event, fans do not need a registration code to purchase this time around.

To get tickets, all you have to do is be registered with Ticketmaster or AXS. As one fan explained on Twitter this is not a 'ticket drop' in the traditional sense, and more tickets are likely to become available between now and next summer.

Full list of UK dates for the Eras Tour:

  • Friday, June 21 — London, Wembley Stadium
  • Saturday, June 22 — London, Wembley Stadium
  • Friday, July 7 — Edinburgh, BT Murrayfield Stadium
  • Saturday, July 8— Edinburgh, BT Murrayfield Stadium
  • Friday, July 14— Liverpool, Anfield Stadium
  • Saturday, July 15 — Liverpool, Anfield Stadium
  • Tuesday, July 18— Cardiff, Principality Stadium
  • Thursday, August 15— London, Wembley Stadium
  • Friday, August 16 — London, Wembley Stadium
  • Saturday, August 17 — London, Wembley Stadium

Laura Mckenna

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