One of country music’s fastest rising stars is young singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. In 2006, she made her major label debut at the age of 17 with an eponymous album that debuted within the Top 20 on the Billboard 200. Two years later, she followed with “Fearless,” an album that spent eight straight weeks at the top of the music charts.

While Swift started out as a supporting act on a number of country music tours, she quickly showed her power at the box office as a headliner for special concert events and festival appearances. In 2008, AEG Live and The Messina Group announced that Swift’s first-ever headlining tour was in the works. The extensive six-month trek, which is scheduled to hit more than 50 cities, was announced early in February 2009 and is sure to be a standout during the summer touring season.

NCAA Men’s Basketball Scores Top Spots on Best-Sellers List
The 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, now in its final week, captured the first four spots on Sunday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. During the National Semifinals this past weekend, Loyola Chicago defeated Kansas State 78-62 and Michigan beat Florida State 58-54. Yesterday’s wins... Read more
Pearl Jam, Post Malone Earn High Marks Among Best-Sellers
Yesterday’s secondary market sales were dominated by the likes of Pearl Jam and Post Malone, both of which claimed six spots each on the Top 20 list of best-sellers. The former snagged Nos. 1-5 for their summer gigs at major U.S. ballparks, including Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and their... Read more
Verified Fan Bombs Find Spots on Ticketmaster 2-for-1 Valentines Day Sale
It’s Valentine’s day, which means a number of things here in the U.S., not least of which is every company in the world is trying to capitalize on people’s need to produce some kind of memorable gift for their sweetheart – leading to deals on everything from flowers and... Read more
Kevin Hart’s Irresponsible Tour Leads List of Tickets On Sale
Comedians have taken over the ticketing world with today’s list of onsales, with Kevin Hart leading the way. The comic/actor recently added dozens of shows to his Irresponsible Tour–many of which are up for presale or general sale today. Hart is slated to be on the road consistently through... Read more
“Overwhelming Demand” Fails to Appear for New Taylor Swift Shows
Demand has plummeted for Taylor Swift’s “Reputation Tour” as the singer’s second round of dates at several venues – added due to what her management called “overwhelming demand” after the initial sales period – are languishing, with tickets available for less on the secondary market than Ticketmaster is asking... Read more
Market Heat Report: Def Leppard, Journey’s joint tour makes debut
An eclectic mix of artists prove popular across the secondary market, with tours from Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and Pink landing within the Top 20. The newly announced co-headlining trek from Def Leppard and Journey fared well in yesterday’s sales, nabbing three spots for this summer’s shows in Atlanta,... Read more
Houston Rodeo Concert Lineup Dominating the Marketplace
Last night’s Lakers-Spurs game grabbed the top spot in the daily sales, but the headliner on the day was the Houston rodeo concerts (officially the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo) which had a staggering eight events – led by Chris Stapleton’s March 16 performance at NRG Stadium – in... Read more
Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour Prices Better on Secondary Market Than Primary
Already controversial for the weaponizing of the “Verified Fan” program, jacking prices way up before the general sale, and seeing scathing headlines after failing to sell out a single date after all the hype, Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour has another issue to contend with. Prices to see the “Look... Read more
Opinion: Taylor Swift and the Myth of “Slow Ticketing”
by David Wakeman, Special to TicketNews So the “Taylor Swift tickets aren’t selling well” story seems to be everywhere these days. I’m really not surprised. There’s a lot to unpack in this story and several lessons that we can learn on the upside and downside of trying to control... Read more
Taylor Swift Adds Tour Dates After Mixed Sales Reports
Yesterday, reports of poor Taylor Swift ticket sales by the New York Post sparked a good deal of speculation about how well the “reputation” tour is actually doing. Today, “due to overwhelming demand”, Swift added seven more stadium shows to her itinerary. The “Look What You Made Me Do” singer... Read more