Is Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” Tour A Bust?

While a Taylor Swift tour is always a big deal, a new report claims her upcoming “reputation tour," which kicks off in May, isn’t doing as well as some would have you believe. 

According to the "New York Post," despite the tour going on sale weeks ago, as of now none of Taylor’s 33 announced shows have sold out. “Sales so far have been a mega disappointment,” one music industry insider tells the paper. “There are hundreds if not thousands of tickets left for every show.”

And not only that, many of Taylor’s fans are furious over the astronomical ticket prices to the show, with one person recently complaining, “I paid $150 for my ticket with amazing seats for the 1989 tour. Now for the same seats I have to pay about $500.”

And it wasn’t just the tickets that many of them paid for.  Taylor used Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan system to sell her tickets, but unlike other artists, where fans got a code randomly, Taylor fans could earn better spots with so-called “boosts,” some of which cost money, like buying a T-shirt or other merchandise. And even after doing all that, some fans found that better seats were offered during the general on-sale than during the pre-sale.


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