The Nevada Attorney General Is Looking Into the Taylor Swift Ticket Fiasco
Attorneys general isn’t happy with Ticketmaster’s Taylor Swift ticket sales.
Top legal officials in Nevada, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania are investigating the incident after Swift fans spent hours attempting to get concert tickets.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro tweeted, “Trouble, trouble, trouble,” as he invited the public to make Ticketmaster complaints with his office.
Shapiro, a Democrat who recently won Pennsylvania’s governor race, has subsequently commended people for their “quick response” and noted his office has received “several concerns” to investigate.
Jonathan Skrmetti, Tennessee’s attorney general, wants to ensure fair ticket sales.
“There are no allegations at this time of any misconduct, but as the attorney general, it’s my job to ensure that the consumer protection laws and antitrust laws in Tennessee are being honored,” Skrmetti told reporters.
Tennessee’s 2008 “anti-bot” law outlaws using computer programs to buy large quantities of concert and sports tickets. Like most comparable laws, it’s rarely enforced.
Fans with pre-sale codes sought to get tickets for Swift’s 52-date The Eras tour on Tuesday. Ticketmaster accused bots and record demand for long delays and error messages. Friday’s public sales were canceled.
Swift said Ticketmaster promised her they could handle demand in a long statement.
“It’s hard for me to trust an outside entity with my relationships and loyalties, and it’s awful to watch mistakes happen without recourse,” Swift added.
More than 2 million tickets were sold despite the problems, setting a new single-day record for artists on the site. Only 15% of would-be customers faced challenges with the procedure.
“We want to apologize to Taylor and all of her fans,” the business added.
Multiple politicians accuse Ticketmaster of exploiting its market dominance.
Credits: Review Journal / Aamer Madhani contributed from Washington, D.C.
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