How to register for and buy Taylor Swift UK tour tickets as fans fume at lack of Manchester date
The rush for tickets begins soon...
Taylor Swift finally announced a UK leg of her Eras Tour and the rush for tickets has already begun.
The multi-Grammy-award-winning singer has been taking the mammoth live show to stadiums across the USA but until now hadn’t announced anything on European soil.
She’s now confirmed a run of huge shows for the summer of 2024, including gigs in Liverpool, London and Edinburgh – but absolutely nothing for Manchester.
Mancs have been left fuming that the megastar is skipping over our city, asking ‘do you hate us?!’ and labelling it a ‘violation’.
Some have even theorised that Matty Healy of the 1975 – with whom Taylor Swift recently had a rumoured romance – has firmly put her off visiting Manchester ever again.
Tickets for Taylor Swift’s UK shows don’t even go on sale for another month, but if you want to be getting your hands on some you need to start planning right now.
Tickets are going to be in high demand, so here’s what you need to know.
How to register for tickets for Taylor Swift’s UK Eras Tour dates
You can’t just rock up on the day and try to buy tickets for Taylor Swift, oh no – you’ve got to be more organised than that.
The first step is to resister for the on-sales in July, picking which city you want to go to out of Liverpool, Edinburgh, London and Cardiff. You can register for multiple cities too.
Registration is open until Thursday 22 June 2023 at 23.59 BST. You can register for shows in the UK here.
What are Taylor Swift’s UK tour dates?
The Eras Tour will be coming to the following venues on these dates next summer:
- Friday 7 June 2024 – Edinburgh, BT Murrayfield Stadium
- Saturday 8 June 2024 – Edinburgh, BT Murrayfield Stadium
- Friday 14 June 2024 – Liverpool, Anfield Stadium
- Saturday 15 June 2024 – Liverpool, Anfield Stadium
- Tuesday 18 June 2024 – Cardiff, Principality Stadium
- Friday 21 June 2024 – London, Wembley Stadium
- Saturday 22 June 2024 – London, Wembley Stadium
- Friday 16 August 2024 – London, Wembley Stadium
- Saturday 17 August 2024 – London, Wembley Stadium
What happens after I register for tickets?
Ticketmaster says you’ll receive an email from the promoter, AEG Presents, on Wednesday 5 July confirming the next steps.
If you are selected to receive a purchase link, that will also be emailed to you, containing a unique access code.
Registering for tickets does not guarantee you an access code or a link to the sale – stressful.
This is the process to follow when tickets actually go on sale:
- Click the link you were sent at the appropriate time.
- Enter your unique access code. Should you receive an error, double-check you entered the access code as it appears in the email you received.
- Due to demand, after entering your access code, you may experience a longer than usual wait time. Do not refresh the page during this time.
- When completing your ticket purchase, stay within one browser window.
- Opening multiple windows or tabs to purchase tickets, may result in errors.
- You may not exceed the ticket limit of four (4).
- For a faster checkout, make sure your billing address and credit card information is up to date prior to the on-sale.
When does each Taylor Swift UK show go on sale?
Tickets won’t all go on sale at once, so you’ve got a few chances to buy them if you’re flexible on location.
Ticketmaster is warning that there will likely be more demand than there are tickets, and registering doesn’t guarantee you access to a ticket.
These are the on-sale times for each show:
- Fri 7 June – Edinburgh, BT Murrayfield Stadium: tickets on sale on 14.00 on 19 July 2023
- Sat 8 June – Edinburgh, BT Murrayfield Stadium: tickets on sale on 14.00 on 19 July 2023
- Fri 14 June – Liverpool, Anfield Stadium: tickets on sale on 14.00 on 20 July 2023
- Sat 15 June – Liverpool, Anfield Stadium: tickets on sale on 14.00 on 20 July 2023
- Tue 18 June – Cardiff, Principality Stadium London: tickets on sale on 14.00 on 20 July 2023
- Fri 21 June – Wembley Stadium London: tickets on sale on 14.00 on 18 July 2023
- Sat 22 June – Wembley Stadium London: tickets on sale on 14.00 on 18 July 2023
- Fri 16 August – Wembley Stadium London: tickets on sale on 14.00 on 18 July 2023
- Sat 17 August – Wembley Stadium London: tickets on sale on 14.00 on 18 July 2023
How much will tickets cost?
No prices have been announced yet, but if you look at the going rate for similar-sized shows – like Coldplay and Beyonce – you can get an idea.
Coldplay tickets ranged from £27.50 (for obstructed seats) to £148.50 for seats, while standing tickets were £104.50. Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour in the UK cost between £50 and £170.
For the USA leg of The Era Tour, tickets were expected to cost between $49 (£41) and $449 (£377) – but over there they employed a dynamic pricing strategy that flexed with demand, so a lot of people paid way over that.
What have people in Manchester said about Taylor Swift’s UK tour?
There are some very unhappy bunnies here in Manchester this week. Here are just a few disgruntled comments from fans…
“Taylor Swift can you please explain why you’re showing no love to manchester when it’s got the bigger stadiums for a tour to be held at more transport links overall and you’ve never missed a tour here other than RED where you only did Wembley? we are hurt”
“I don’t know why Taylor Swift isn’t playing Manchester but I’m convinced it’s Matty Healy’s fault in some way.”
“Taylor swift do you hate manchester? do you hate us?!”
“What did Matty Healy do to make Taylor Swift not include Manchester in her tour?”
“Taylor Swift not adding Manchester to her tour is absolutely a violation.”
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