The rocky presale era for the “Eras Tour” is finally over.
After an 18-day wait, tickets are available on all platforms for Taylor Swift’s massive, 50-concert “Eras Tour.”
This wasn’t without complications, though.
Once tickets officially went on sale via Ticketmaster on Tuesday, Nov. 15, the site was so overwhelmed by demand that it promptly crashed and left fans reeling.
Ticketmaster claimed the presale led to “historically unprecedented demand with millions showing up” to buy tickets to see the “You Belong With Me” singer live.
Let’s just say there was some “Bad Blood.”
We come bearing good news, though.
Taylor Swift tickets can be secured on resale platforms for all shows on Swift’s massive run through North America.
Vivid Seats, one of the most competitively-priced marketplaces around, has tickets that may be higher or lower than face value, depending on demand for the event.
They also have a 100% buyer guarantee that states your transaction will be safe and secure and promises tickets will be delivered before the event.
So, if you want to snag your Swift seats without the hassle of having to deal with Ticketmaster, give Vivid Seats a try.
You just might land yourself a deal.
Otherwise, as Taylor says, “You’re On Your Own, Kid.”
Taylor Swift 2023 tour schedule
Following the tour announcement and subsequent Ticketmaster outage, it quickly became clear that Swift would have to expand her tour, and she has done so.
On Nov. 1, Swift had 26 concerts on her schedule. Then, she added eight more shows on Nov. 4.
Now, she has an even 50 gigs lined up from March 17 through Aug. 9.
A complete calendar featuring all updated tour dates, venues, show start times and links to buy tickets can be found here.
Taylor Swift opening acts
You’re going to want to show up early for The Eras Tour.
Taylor Swift has enlisted some of the biggest names in music to play alongside her at each and every show.
If you’re unfamiliar with Swift’s special guests, here’s a primer on each.
Phoebe Bridgers, 28, is a headliner in her own right. In 2021-22, the four-time Grammy nominee took her “Reunion Tour” to venues all over the country and lent her talent to numerous music festivals. You may also know her from her side projects: Boygenius with Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker or Better Oblivion Community Center alongside Conor Oberst.
Paramore will lend their talents to Swift’s “Eras Tour” before heading out on a massive 2023 arena tour of their own. The group, fronted by lead singer Hayley Williams, reunited in 2022 after a five-year hiatus. Next year, in addition to their solo tour and supporting turn alongside Swift, they’ll release their first new music in years when they drop the album “This is Why” in February.
HAIM, made up of sisters Este, Danielle and Alana, is a straight-up rock and roll band, Known for their cheeky sense of humor— their 2022 tour was named “One More HAIM”— the group is just as critically acclaimed as they are popular. Pitchfork praised their 2021 album “Women In Music Pt. III,” calling it “Intimate, multidimensional, and wide-ranging.”
beabadobee made a name for her brand of intimate, indie rock opening for The 1975 and Clairo. In 2020, she released her debut album “Fake It Flowers” and followed it up this year with “Beatopia.” A few of her musical influences include The Beatles, Pavement and Mazzy Star.
Girl In Red is the moniker for Marie Ulven Ringheim, a Norwegian-born singer-songwriter. Her indie pop is often recorded in her bedroom, and her songs often cover heavy topics like romance and mental health. You may also know her by her Soundcloud handle, “Lydia X.”
MUNA, another three-member band, is comprised of Katie Gavin, Josette Maskin, and Naomi McPherson. The trio has put out three albums and opened for Kacey Musgraves on her 2022 tour. Their cover of Britney Spears’ “Sometimes” can be heard in the film “Fire Island.”
Gayle sings that song you hear everywhere. Yes, Gayle is known for her smash single “ABCDEFU,” which she wrote in response to a comment on TikTok. Following the song’s success, Gayle mounted her tour, dubbed “Feeling It Together,” and hit venues all over the U.S. in 2022.
Gracie Abrams, the daughter of film director JJ Abrams and producer Katie McGrath, is a star in her own right. Her song “I miss you, I’m sorry” has upwards of 100 million streams on Spotify, and she opened for Olivia Rodrigo on her 2022 “Sour Tour.”
OWENN, a powerful R&B singer, is the only male opening act on the “Eras Tour.” It’s possible you recognize him from Swift’s music video “Lover” where he played the romantic lead opposite Taylor. Haven’t heard his stuff? You’ll want to check out the catchy single “Baby Girl,” which will get you moving in no time.
Taylor Swift “Midnights” album
Swift’s 13-track, 44-minute record became a cultural phenomenon the moment it was released.
Almost immediately after it hit Spotify, the site crashed due to overwhelming demand.
Now that we think about it, Swift seems to have that effect on platforms where she drops new music or tickets.
Still, the album defied expectations in other ways as well.
If you’ve played the album back and forth a dozen times already, might we suggest checking out Swift’s imaginative and darkly humorous music video for her single “Anti-Hero?”
You can watch Swift work out all her anxieties alongside comedians Mike Birbiglia, John Early and Mary Elizabeth Ellis, who play her future children ready to collect her will.
Other huge tours in 2023
Swift’s tour is quickly shaping up to be more than just a series of concerts— it’s a full-on, can’t-miss event.
Here are five other mega tours from household-name artists you won’t want to miss when they come to a city near you next year.