Tickets for the second show go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. Fans can buy tickets in advance by registering for a presale that begins 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5 and lasts until 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18. Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament testified before Congress that it was an unfair business practice and the band tried (and ultimately failed) to book a tour only in venues that didn't rely on Ticketmaster to book sets, because they didn't want their fans to have to pay more than around $20 for concert tickets. There are still hundreds if not thousands of tickets left for every show, despite seats having been available to the public since the Swift's birthday on December 13.
In related news, tickets to Katy Perry's Friday show in New Orleans are now starting at $23. This is contrary to the sales from her 1989 album tour in 2015, which reportedly sold out in minutes.
While Ryan says he believes it is "good that the artist is taking a harder look at the ticket prices and isn't focused on getting an immediate sellout", he said the consequences of high ticket prices could mean fans "go to fewer sporting events and other concerts during that same time frame". Blue seats indicate standard tickets are available.
While none of the tour dates have appeared to sell out yet, Taylor's team anticipated this and are using the slow-ticketing method this time around. However, that does not seem to be the case, according to an article published by the New York Post. "There are hundreds if not thousands of tickets left for every show". In contrast, two Spark Arena shows on Swift's Red Tour sold out in 2013, resulting in organisers arranging a third show to cater for those who missed out.
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The Post reported that Swift's upcoming tour is turning out to be a "disaster", thanks to high-priced tickets and controversial ticketing methods.
MetLife Stadium management did not immediately return comment when asked if they had concerns of how the tour was selling.