Can you resell Taylor Swift tickets? Eras Tour has fans worried over prices

Eve Edwards November 16, 2022
Can you resell Taylor Swift tickets? Eras Tour has fans worried over prices

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Ahead of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour tickets going on sale this month, some concerned fans wonder how the resale process will work or if you can resell Taylor Swift tickets.

The presale for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour commences on Tuesday, November 15 at 10 am local venue time. This will be followed by a general sale later in the week, on November 18, at 10 am local time.

When Swift first announced the tour, there was already concern amongst fans that ticket prices would be high. Resale tickets can be sold for a significantly higher price, with the reseller setting their own prices.

So, can you resell tickets for the Taylor Swift Eras Tour? Let’s take a look at what we found out.

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Can you resell Taylor Swift Eras Tour tickets?

Yes, tickets to Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour are already popping up on other third-party resale platforms such as StubHub. The Guardian reports that resale tickets were appearing on StubHub for as much as US$22,700 (£19,100, A$33,500) each.

For ticketed events, you can usually resell tickets you no longer require on the platform you bought them from. Ticketmaster has its own resale platform, where you can resell your tickets to other fans for the price you paid. There are also third-party websites such as StubHub and ViaGoGo are both online marketplaces where you can resell tickets. On these third-party resale websites, ticket prices are usually hiked up, as individuals can turn a profit on their tickets.

The Focus has reached out to Taylor Swift’s team for comment on whether the Eras Tour will be on resale.

Taylor Swift has pulled resale tickets for previous tours

Resale tickets always cause quite the controversy when it comes to seeing your favorite artist live in concert. In the past few years, there has been much discussion about ticket bots reselling for a significant price. The bots purchase tickets on presale or general sale, then resell them at a marked-up price to turn a profit.

In the UK in 2018, legislation even came into force banning the use of ticket bots.

That was the same year Taylor Swift was on her last tour, the Reputation Tour, where she made the decision to delist resale tickets during general sales.

With resale tickets already going up for more than their original price minutes after the presale started, Swifties have taken to the internet in anger.

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Taylor Swift fans worried they won’t ‘afford’ resale ticket prices

Given that this will be Taylor Swift’s first tour in five years – in which time she’s released several albums – no doubt there are plenty of fans looking to secure tickets.

But with tickets going to resale, some Swifties are concerned the dent in their pocket a resale ticket would put is too much.

“Crying bc I still haven’t gotten a Taylor Swift presale code and I know I’ll never afford the tickets at resale,” one disappointed fan tweeted.

Another predicted that “Half the tickets will go back up for resale for triple the price” after presale tickets are released.

Taylor Swift Eras Tour tickets go on sale later this month

If you miss out on presale and are nervous about potential resale prices, then you can always try for the general sale.

Tickets for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour go on general sale on Friday, November 18 at 10 am local venue time.

The tour tickets will range in price from $49 to $449. VIP packages for the Eras Tour start at $199 and go up to $899.

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