Ticketmaster has once again cracked the weight of Taylor Swift’s ticket sales — this time in France.
French fans prepare to buy tickets Tuesday for six concerts on Swift’s Hellas Tour in May and June 2024. 4 shows in Paris and 2 shows in Lyon — Ticketmaster’s website displayed a huge queue of customers looking to buy.One screenshot appeared to tell fans: 1,023,504 Shoppers lined up in front of them.
Ticketmaster coming soon announced Sales for those shows were said to have been “paused.” The company didn’t provide an explanation, but said a new launch date would be announced and “codes not yet used will remain valid.” However, some fan social media posts appeared to point to a technical error on Ticketmaster’s website, which included a “keep spinning and spinning” progress icon. . 1 fan — speaks English with an American accent, but your shopping cart contains tickets worth €762 — put it in.
Representatives for Ticketmaster and its parent company Live Nation Entertainment did not respond to requests for comment.
The situation in France seemed like a frustrating repetition. The issues that plagued Swift’s North American presale in November, At that time, the influx of millions of fans and bots overwhelmed Ticketmaster’s system, with fans reporting issues such as tickets in shopping carts disappearing before they could be purchased. As a result, Ticketmaster suspended general sales, but the company also Said More than 2 million tickets for the tour were sold in one day.
Due to issues like the one that happened at Swift’s pre-sale in November and long-simmering concerns about Ticketmaster and Live Nation’s market dominance, Brutal Senate Judiciary Hearings in January. Senators from both parties flatly called the company a monopoly and were skeptical of executives’ explanations that Ticketmaster had failed to defend itself against an onslaught of bots during Swift’s presale.
“This is unbelievable,” Tennessee Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn said at the hearing. “Why haven’t we developed an algorithm to distinguish between what is a bot and what is a consumer?” she added.
But demand for Swift’s tickets has been extraordinary, with sold-out arenas everywhere Swift plays and tickets fetching thousands of dollars on the secondary market. She will complete the North American leg of her tour next month, before playing in Latin America, Asia and Europe.