As our favorite country-turned-pop-megastar said, "Let the games begin!"
Taylor Swift's Eras Tour ticketing frenzy has officially begun overseas this week, starting with a seven-date run in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. A "record-breaking pre-sale" for the down under dates went live earlier this week, and saw over four million Aussies clamoring to get their hands on the 450,000 tickets up for grabs.
After the queues were flooded with eager Swifties and the shows were sold out in a matter of hours, the Speak Now trend-setter was forced to add additional dates to her Australian run. Announcing an extra date in each city - a third night on Feb. 18 in Melbourne and a fourth night on Feb. 26 in Sydney - general on-sale began on Friday (June 30).
In similar fashion to pre-sale, tickets were cleaned out in the span of a few hours with only VIP and Hotel + Ticket Packages remaining. Frontier Touring took to socials on Friday to break the news that the Australian shows were completely sold out.
While thousands of Swifties have been left without tickets, it is worth mentioning that Swift's trek to Australia has already set a few new records... and we're still eight months away from her even setting foot in the country.
With her extra third date in Melbourne, Swift breaks Ed Sheeran's recently-set record for consecutive nights at the 100,000+ capacity venue of MCG. Along the same lines, with adding a fourth night in Sydney, Swift becomes the only artist to play that many back-to-back nights at the 83,000-capacity stadium.
The Eras Tour ticketing drama began last November in the U.S. when Ticketmaster was unable to support the "unprecedented level" of demand for the career-spanning trek. With some dedicated fans waiting over eight hours to secure their spots at her historic shows, there is a glimmer of hope thus far with the international dates since no system failures have occurred.
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