more than two dozen Taylor Swift Fans from 13 countries are suing Ticket Master Then “Eras Tour” the tickets disasterleaving many fans without tickets, while prices on the secondary market skyrocketed.
The suit was filed Friday in Los Angeles County Court in California, where Ticketmaster Live Nation’s parent company is located. complaint received Rolling Stoneclaiming that Ticketmaster violated the California Cartwright Act and California Unfair Competition Act during its pre-sale to “verified” fans on November 15 and 16.
“Millions of fans waited up to eight hours and were unable to purchase tickets,” the complaint reads. It accuses the ticket giant of “willful and willful misinformation”.[ing] ticket buyers by allowing scalpers and bots access to the TaylorSwiftTix pre-sale,” the complaint states.
In addition to Ticketmaster’s control of the primary ticket market, the lawsuit alleges its expansion into the secondary ticket market along with the company’s agreements with stadiums “force fans to purchase tickets so expensive that Ticketmaster gets an additional fee from each time tickets are resold”.
Ticketmaster did not immediately respond Rolling StoneComment request.
The lawsuit also accused the company of “intentionally providing[ing] codes when you can’t fulfill a ticket request,” an issue Swift faced herself in the wake of the ticketing chaos. “I’m not going to make excuses to anyone because we’ve asked them many times if they can handle this kind of request and we’ve made sure they can,” Swift Books After the fiasco before the sale and its aftermath The general ticket is on sale when cancelled.
The new complaint seeks a civil penalty of $2,500 for each violation, along with plaintiffs seeking costs for attorneys’ fees, and any additional compensation the court deems appropriate.
Earlier this week, amid the fallout from Swift’s sale, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Marsha Blackburn He asked the Federal Trade Commission to clarify Why haven’t you cracked down on ticket buying bots. Meanwhile, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Both raised more concerns live nation The alleged entertainment monopoly, while the Department of Justice’s antitrust division was also reported I launched an investigation in Live Nation even before Swift was sold.
This post has been updated with information about claim filing information.