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Taylor Swift Toronto tickets now on sale and fans are ‘preparing for war’

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WATCH: It's more than a year until Taylor Swift comes to Toronto, but the ticket frenzy has already begun. Fans are anxiously waiting, leaving a 'blank space' in their calendars in the hopes they get lucky. Brittany Rosen reports – Aug 9, 2023

Tickets to see Taylor Swift perform six shows in Toronto next November went on sale Wednesday as fans “prepared for war” to see the megastar.

Ticketmaster released tickets to fans who registered in advance in an effort to weed out bots and professional resellers. Wednesday’s tickets were for two shows – Nov. 14 and 15, 2024, at the Rogers Centre in downtown Toronto.

Tickets for Swift’s Nov. 16 and 21 shows will go on sale Thursday, and the artists last shows on Nov. 22 and 23 will be available for purchase Friday.

RBC Avion members will have the chance to purchase a select number of tickets on Aug. 16, Ticketmaster states.

One Swift fan told The Canadian Press that if she is not able to secure a ticket to any of the superstar’s tour dates in Toronto, she’ll stand outside the venue all six nights anyway.

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“I’m totally OK with standing outside of the stadium with every single other Swifty and tailgating for all six shows,” said 27-year-old Jayde Fleming, who lives in Barrie, Ont.

“I’m gonna get an Airbnb for myself to make sure that I’m in Toronto all six days.”

Such is the devotion of Taylor Swift’s fervent Canadian fans who say they’re “preparing for war” to see Swift’s only Canadian stop on her Eras Tour.

Those looking to score tickets right away must have already registered for the “verified fan” sale and received a unique access code with further instructions, but that still doesn’t guarantee access to a seat.

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Ticketmaster’s staggering of ticket sales is to avoid site crashes and technical issues fans encountered when they tried to buy tickets for Swift’s past concerts.

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Those without a verified fan sale code could be out of luck since no general public ticket sales have been announced yet.

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Miri Makin, co-founder of TSwift Dance Party Canada, said various members of her family have all signed up for the verified fan sale to increase her chance of getting a presale code.

“Everyone I know, honestly, registered without me even asking because they know what a huge fan I am,” Makin said.

“It is such a wild phenomenon that the tickets sell out so quickly that you have to have a strategy going into it.”

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The 31-year-old, who hosts Taylor Swift-inspired dance events across Canada, said she recently went to battle for Swift’s Paris presale tickets, waiting in the online queue for three hours before Ticketmaster ultimately rescheduled the sale.

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Makin is hopeful the staggered sale dates and times for the Toronto shows will encourage fans to try for the next date if they are unable to get tickets on the first try.

“(Ticketmaster) is probably learning every time this happens, so fingers crossed, we’re the first time it does go right,” she said.

— with files from The Canadian Press

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