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Olivia Rodrigo Fans Placed On Waitlist Amid Ticketmaster Verified Fan Fiasco
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Olivia Rodrigo Fans Placed On Waitlist Amid Ticketmaster Verified Fan Fiasco 

Rising popstar Olivia Rodrigo is heading out on a massive world tour to support her sophomore record, but it seems that her fans will have to face the same fate as Swifties during The Eras Tour: Navigating Ticketmaster’s infamous Verified Fan Program.

Rodrigo fans were told to register for tickets by September 17 with pre-sales slated to open on September 20. However, Ticketmaster released a statement the night before the presale noting that demand for Rodrigo’s tour is “massive” and “there are still far more registered fans than tickets available.” The ticketing giant said that in order to create “a better shopping experience,” a limited number of fans will be given access to the sale while “most fans” will be placed on a waitlist.

Ticketmaster said access codes were sent out via SMS Tuesday night to fans who were selected for the American Express Early Access Presale, set to begin at 3 p.m. local venue time. Then, fans should receive either a unique access code or an email regarding their place on the waitlist Wednesday night ahead of Thursday’s onsale.

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However, in completely unsurprising news, the presale is already a fiasco. Fans complained that they were selected for the presale, yet never received a code. Others who were able to enter the presale received error codes and were told that their Ticketmaster accounts were invalid. Ticketmaster UK released a statement to affected fans, notifying them that new links would be sent out.

Then, a presale through Manchester’s Co-Op Live caused issues; fans complained that they were waiting in the queue from the start time, yet did not receive any tickets. The venue released a statement on X just 11 minutes after the presale started that tickets sold out.

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Meanwhile, everyone seems to be waitlisted. Fans are questioning who was even picked to get into the presale, and why there isn’t a fair chance to everyone who signed up through the Verified Fan program.

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One thing is clear — Ticketmaster has fans register for data harvesting purposes, claims unprecedented demand, and then waitlists a majority of fans. Next, sky-high prices will be set only for a fraction of tickets will be sold during the onsale, and even more expensive “dynamic platinum” resale tickets will follow.

Ticketmaster warned fans to watch out for speculative tickets, which are listed for sale on secondary sites before the primary onsale started. The ticketing giant is trying to place the blame on the secondary market for scamming fans, yet there is already a scam going on here.

Rodrigo’s tour is slated to kick-off in February 2024 and run through August 17, making stops across North America and Europe. Find a full list of her tour dates below, as well as links to secondary ticketing sites.

See the full list of Rodrigo’s upcoming tour dates below, along with ticket links via resale marketplaces:

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Olivia Rodrigo GUTS World Tour 2024

Fri Feb 23 – Palm Springs, CA – Acrisure Arena ~

Sat Feb 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center ~

Tue Feb 27 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center ~

Wed Feb 28 – Austin, TX – Moody Center ~

Fri Mar 01 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center ~

Sat Mar 02 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center ~

Tue Mar 05 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center ~

Wed Mar 06 – Miami, FL – Kaseya Center ~

Fri Mar 08 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center ~

Sat Mar 09 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena ~

Tue Mar 12 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center ~

Wed Mar 13 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center ~

Fri Mar 15 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center ~

Sat Mar 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum ~

Tue Mar 19 – Chicago, IL – United Center ~

Wed Mar 20 – Chicago, IL – United Center ~

Fri Mar 22 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena ~

Sat Mar 23 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena ~

Tue Mar 26 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre ~

Wed Mar 27 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre ~

Fri Mar 29 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena ~

Sat Mar 30 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena ~

Mon Apr 01 – Boston, MA – TD Garden ~

Tue Apr 02 – Boston, MA – TD Garden ~

Fri Apr 05 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden +

Sat Apr 06 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden +

Mon Apr 08 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden +

Tue Apr 09 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden +

Tue Apr 30 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena =

Wed May 1 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena =

Fri May 03 – Manchester, UK – Co-op Live =

Sat May 04 – Manchester, UK – Co-op Live =

Tue May 07 – Glasgow, Scotland – OVO Hydro =

Wed May 08 – Glasgow, Scotland – OVO Hydro =

Fri May 10 – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena =

Sat May 11 – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena =

Tue May 14 – London, UK – The O2 =

Wed May 15 – London, UK – The O2 =

Fri May 17 – London, UK – The O2 =

Sat May 18 – London, UK – The O2 =

Wed May 22 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis =

Fri May 24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome =

Sat May 25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome =

Tue May 28 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum =

Thu May 30 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena =

Sat Jun 01 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena =

Tue Jun 04 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclays Arena =

Wed Jun 05 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle =

Fri Jun 07 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle =

Sun Jun 09 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena =

Tue Jun 11 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion =

Wed Jun 12 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena =

Fri Jun 14 – Paris, France – Accor Arena =

Sat Jun 15 – Paris, France – Accor Arena =

Tue Jun 18 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi =

Thu Jun 20 – Madrid, Spain – WizInk Center =

Sat Jun 22 – Lisbon, Portugal – Altice Arena =

Fri Jul 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center ^

Sat Jul 20 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena ^

Tue Jul 23 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena ^

Wed Jul 24 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena ^

Fri Jul 26 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center ^

Sat Jul 27 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center ^

Tue Jul 30 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena ^

Wed Jul 31 – Salt Lake City, UT – Delta Center ^

Fri Aug 02 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center ^

Sat Aug 03 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center ^

Tue Aug 06 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena ^

Tue Aug 07 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena ^

Fri Aug 09 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena ^

Sat Aug 10 – Portland, OR – Moda Center ^

Tue Aug 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum +

Wed Aug 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum +

Fri Aug 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum +

Sat Aug 17 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum +

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