Following Coldplay’s footsteps, AEG Asia announced on Sunday that pop queen Taylor Swift added three more shows in Singapore as part of the world tour.
The singer was already set to play on March 2, 3, 4 in 2024 at the National Stadium, dropping the announcement on midnight June 18.
Presale tickets exclusively for UOB cardmembers will drop on July 5 and then general sales to the public are open on July 7.
But being a Taylor Swift fan trying to get tickets to The Eras Tour comes with hurdles, logistically speaking.
The heck are fan registrations?
Before fans (and scalpers) can get their hands on some tickets when it goes live, Ticketmaster added another layer to the process as “an extra line of defense against bots”.
Applicants will have to key in details like their email address and phone number in the registration.
About two days before the sale of tickets, selected applicants will receive a purchase link with a unique code they will have to key in when buying tickets. Those not selected will be put on a waitlist where they may receive an invite when more tickets become available.
However, it is not guaranteed that those who receive the codes will get a ticket.
Registration began on June 23 and will end on June 28. According to some sources, an overwhelming 8 million people registered on the first day to get tickets for The Eras Tour in Singapore.
Coconuts have reached out to Ticketmaster to confirm this but they have yet to reply.
To put into perspective, 200,000 and more fans from here and around the region are expected to be at Taylor Swift’s shows in Singapore.
However in solidarity, the Taylor Swift fanbase have come together to support each other on social media.
In Singapore, singer-songwriter Joie Tan has become the unofficial account for updates and information for anything Taylor Swift.
In great detail, she dissected the terms and conditions – so you don’t have to – to help out anyone confused.
However she also admits that it really is all confusing.
“I’m processing everything through the videos. It’s very complicated and because information is released sporadically across different platforms, I see my videos as my public notes app – it helps me understand everything also,” she told Coconuts.
On the flipside, the musician who is “happy to serve the nation” with her TikTok videos, has also received some negative feedback from commenters.
Tan said that there have been people commenting that she “is helping other nations” secure tickets and even asking to get her “citizenship revoked”. Looks like some fans Need To Calm Down.
Prior to the announcement of the tour, the dedicated fan also started a series of “playing a Taylor Swift everyday until she announces her Asia tour dates”.