‘Fully sold out’: Over a million queue online for Taylor Swift’s Singapore concert ticket presale

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 — American pop star Taylor Swift’s upcoming concert in Singapore saw over a million people queue online within 10 minutes of the ticket pre-sale today.

The first day of ticket sales kicked off at noon for UOB card members for tickets to the multi-Grammy Award winner’s Eras Tour in March 2024.

According to The Straits Times, customers were receiving queue numbers in the one million range 10 minutes after ticket sales opened.

The report said when ticket sales begin, buyers on the Ticketmaster website for the artist were directed to another page that said “you are now in the queue”, followed by a queue number at the bottom that is accompanied by a loading bar.

Checks by Malay Mail showed that presale tickets were fully sold out on the ticketing website as of 3pm.

Disappointed fans took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction after experiencing difficulties accessing the ticketing website due to technical issues.

Some claimed that scalpers had begun reselling the tickets at a much higher rate online.

“Imagine being a Swiftie fan and not being able to get Taylor Swift tickets because of the sh*** system of @ticketmasterSG,” wrote @bpshuttdown

Another user @sdljennie said she failed to get tickets to the concert due to the website breakdown and she was now seeing scalpers reselling tickets at an unreasonable price.

Swift will be playing six nights at the National Stadium from March 2 to 4 and 7 to 9, 2024.

Ticket prices range from $108 (RM372) to $348 (RM1,198), with VIP packages also available.

General sales will start on Friday at noon online on the same ticketing platform or physically at SingPost outlets in Singapore for all who obtained an access code after the pre-registration exercise.

Over 300,000 fans are expected to attend the six-night concerts next year.