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Pre-sale tickets for Taylor Swift's Singapore concert sell out in 3 hours, queue number surpasses 1 million

By NICK GARCIA Published Jul 05, 2023 5:30 pm Updated Jul 05, 2023 6:15 pm

Pre-sale tickets for American singer Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour Singapore leg sold out in three hours, with over a million users waiting on a virtual queue on Wednesday, July 5.

Organizer AEG Presents Asia in a tweet at 2:58 p.m. said pre-sale tickets for all six nights—March 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9 in 2024—of the Swift concert at the National Stadium were already sold out. They were available exclusively to UOB (United Overseas Bank) cardholders.

The pre-sale started at noon, but by 12:10 p.m., queues already reached the million mark.

Twitter account @TSTheErasTourSG, which shares updates about the Singapore event, shared a screenshot of being 1,133,626th on the virtual queue at 12:22 p.m.

In a follow-up tweet, AEG asked Swifties to stand by for the general on-sale on July 7 at noontime, pointing out that only access code holders will have the opportunity to purchase tickets that day.

Access codes, which allow purchasing up to four concert tickets, were issued to select users who made accounts on booking website Ticketmaster Singapore through "fan registration." They started receiving emails on July 5 about the Friday sale.

The email that select Ticketmaster Singapore members received for the general on-sale on July 7. (@TSTheErasTourSG/Twitter)

Those who registered for the general on-sale and have been put on the waitlist have started receiving emails around 5:05 p.m. about their chance to grab tickets when more of them become available to the public.

The email that waitlisted fans received for the general on-sale on July 7 (@TSTheErasTourSG/Twitter)

AEG noted that the link and code do not guarantee tickets, as it will still be on a "first come, first served" basis.

"If selected, fans will receive a text message to the phone number provided during registration. This text will include a unique access code and a link to shop any shows in your designated market where tickets remain," Ticketmaster said on its website. "Keep an eye out for this text and be careful not to accidentally delete it."

Fans will be in a waiting room 10 minutes before the sale. When the sale starts, they'll be assigned a spot in line and when it's their turn, they must enter the access code exactly as it appears in the text.

Tickets that are illegally resold or auctioned may be rendered invalid, with refusal of entry.

Swift announced The Eras Tour in November last year, describing it as a journey through the musical eras of her career thus far. The ongoing first leg will run from March 18 to Aug. 5 at stadiums across the United States. It's set to conclude in August 2024.

Aside from Singapore, Japan is the only other Asian country where The Eras Tour will take place.