Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated The Eras Tour in Australia is expected to sell out in no time as the presale site is already down during the initial ticket release.
But there are a number of steps Swift fans, known as Swifties, can take to ensure they have the best chance of getting tickets to her shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
The American Express pre-sale site opened at 10 a.m. Monday, and two VIP packages were available: It’s Been a Long Time Coming + Karma is My Boyfriend.
It crashed almost immediately and instead had the message, “We’re sorry. We are currently experiencing technical difficulties. We are working to get our services back online. We apologize for any inconvenience.’
The main presale for all tickets goes live on Wednesday at 10am in Sydney and 2pm in Melbourne, with general sales on Friday.
With millions of Aussie fans and just 450,000 tickets available for all five shows, Daily Mail Australia lists some tips here to help fans make sure they don’t miss a thing.
Taylor Swift will head to Australia in February next year for her highly anticipated The Eras Tour
Know when tickets are on presale and sign up for the presale
The first of the pre-sale tickets were released on Monday and were for VIP packages only.
Only those with American Express cards were eligible and tickets are offered for 48 hours or until sold out.
Frontier Touring presale for all other tickets and packages opens Wednesday at 10am on Ticketek in Sydney and 2pm in Melbourne.
General sales will then begin on Friday at 10am in Sydney and 2pm in Melbourne.
For access to presale, concertgoers must register at frontiertouring.com/taylorswift where they are then given a unique code.
Fans must take a screenshot or write down their code.
On the presale day they can go to taylorswift.ticketek.com.auenter the code and join the queue to buy tickets.
Fans are also reminded that Ticketek is the only authorized seller of Swift’s Eras Tour tickets in Australia.
Tickets are only available for access through the Ticketek app, which must be downloaded with the latest version before the shows.
There is a limit of four tickets per customer for each of Swift’s shows.
Presale for all tickets for Swift’s concerts begins on Wednesday morning Sydney time
Make sure your Ticketek account and credit card details are up to date
The last thing Swifties need when logging into their Ticketek Australia account is the realization that they’ve forgotten their password.
Fans are advised to update their personal information on the site and write down their email address and password so they can log in immediately.
If they don’t have a Ticketek account, they’ll need to create one before trying to get a ticket.
Credit or debit card details linked to fans’ Ticketek accounts should also be updated in case someone has lost a card or purchased a new one.
Frontier Touring shared the news of Taylor’s Down Under Tour on Twitter at 2am Wednesday, writing, “We’re enthralled to announce that Taylor Swift is returning to Australia,” before revealing she’ll be joined by special guest Sabrina Carpenter’
Make a game plan with the people you hope to go with
For Swift’s The Eras Tour, a maximum of four tickets can be purchased by one person at a time.
So it’s a good idea for Swifties to choose who and how many people they hope to go with well before tickets go on sale.
Another tip is for each person to choose a different concert date when purchasing tickets to increase their chances.
Swifties should also have an idea of what ticket they want.
A Reserve seats are priced at $379, B Reserve is $309, C Reserve at $239, and tickets go up to $79 for G Reserve.
Plus, VIP packages start from $349.90 and go up to a whopping $1249.90 for the It’s Been A Long Time Coming Bundle.
This package includes one reserve A floor ticket, four Taylor Swift prints, a tote bag, merchandise, memorabilia, and a VIP Tour laminate/matching lanyard.
For Swift’s The Eras Tour, a maximum of four tickets can be purchased by one person at a time
Arrange flights and accommodation if you don’t live in Sydney or Melbourne
Some fans from New Zealand or other parts of Australia have already bought flights and accommodation in hopes of getting a ticket to the concert.
Swifties have recommended getting in early because by the time the singer arrives in Australia, flights, hotels and Airbnbs are likely to be fully booked.
Where and when will Swift play in Australia?
Swift will perform at the MCG in Melbourne on February 16 and 17.
She then heads to Sydney for shows at Accor Stadium on February 23, February 24 and February 25.
All of Swift’s shows in Australia are for all ages, but fans under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
How long does the concert last?
Swift treats her fans to 44 songs during a set of more than three hours.
American artist Sabrina Carpenter will open for the star on her Australian leg, as well as in Singapore, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
How much do tickets cost?
In addition to the VIP packages, there are seven seats for concertgoers.
The entire concert takes place with Reserve A tickets costing $379.90, followed by B Reserve tickets costing $309.90.
C Reserve tickets cost $239.90, D Reserve costs $199.90, and E Reserve costs $159.90.
F Reserve seats cost $119.90 while the cheapest tickets in G Reserve are $79.90.
The lower the price, the further away from the stage seats.
The most expensive VIP package, It’s Been A Long Time Coming, costs a whopping $1249.90.
That package includes an A reserve ticket, four Taylor Swift prints, and exclusive VIP merchandise.
The Karma Is My Boyfriend pack retails for $899.90, while the I Remember It All Too Well pack costs $749.90.
The final three packs are Ready For It for $599.90, It’s a Love Story for $399.90, and We Never Go Out Of Style for $349.90.