Taylor Swift fans in Canada were shocked — some even outraged — after presale codes were sent out Tuesday night for the star's Toronto shows.
Taylor Swift recently announced long-awaited shows in Canada for her Eras Tour, with six back-to-back shows in Toronto in November 2024. Three concerts are taking place from Nov. 14 to 16, and then three more between Nov. 21 and 23, at Rogers Centre.
The news came in the midst of her tour in the U.S., after fans felt she was snubbing Canada in the second round of show announcements.
Swift even got a call-out from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter (errr.... X).
It’s me, hi. I know places in Canada would love to have you. So, don’t make it another cruel summer. We hope to see you soon.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) July 6, 2023
Though there were mixed reactions over Swift only adding shows in Toronto, Canadian Swifties rushed to sign up for Ticketmaster's Verified Fans Onsale (presale) code access.
Codes were emailed out at 7 p.m. EST on Tuesday, but it seems only a lucky few actually got a code. The others? Waitlisted — and upset.
"Right now you are on the waitlist for your selected show. There won't be enough tickets for everyone who registered so a limited number of registered Verified Fans received a unique access code and others were placed on the waitlist," the waitlist email from Ticketmaster read.
"If any tickets remain, we may message you to join the Verified Fan Onsale."
Some fans took to X (aka Twitter) to share their frustration.
— Alyssa (@Alyssa__Bridge) August 9, 2023
Got wait listed for a Taylor Swift Toronto presale code - Along with everyone else I know. Those codes were like winning the lottery it seems and I'm not very lucky. 😢#ticketmaster #TaylorSwiftErasTour #waitlist #toronto #taylorswiftpresale
— KB (@bailkerr) August 8, 2023
I guess real fans won’t be seeing Taylor when she finally returns to Canada. 🙃🇨🇦 All this WAITING for Taylor to announce Canadian dates for NOTHING! Pretty heartbreaking. I hope you’re seeing all this. @taylorswift13 @taylornation13 #TSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/bC2ij1FfZO
— Callie 🇨🇦 | Eras Tour TORONTO (@taylorloverx) August 8, 2023
Some were upset that U.S. fans were buying tickets to the Toronto shows and getting codes, while Canadian fans weren't.
OKAY CUZ WHO EVEN GOT A TAYLOR SWIFT PRESALE CODE FOR TORONTO?? CUZ PEOPLE ACTUALLY FROM MF CANADA DIDNT GET AND I SEE ALL THESE AMERICANS WITH A CODE???
— KACE (@notthekace) August 8, 2023
every canadian on the waitlist for taylor swift’s eras tour… i swear if majority of the people that got codes are from the states i’ll wait for you at the border with my moose and an entire army of canada geese
— michaela 💊 (@hitthekw0n) August 9, 2023
i actually believe that all of the country got waitlisted at this point😭
— cait 🤍🤍 (@caitlynnek4) August 9, 2023
Others were begging those who did manage to get a code, to share it. Each code allows a person to purchase four tickets for their selected show.
if anyone who got a code and is only buying 2 tickets (for toronto) PLEASE HMU!!! Being the delulu i am ive already bought bracelet supplies and i’m HEARTBROKEN #torontocode #taylorswift #ticketmaster #erastour
— isabella (@isabell24035341) August 9, 2023
Tickets for the first two Toronto dates, Nov. 14 and 15, go on presale Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET respectively.
Those who weren't given the chance to purchase these still may have a chance at snagging some on resale, though that has infamously come with exorbitant prices.
There always is, however, a chance for more dates to be added to the Eras Tour, which is as of now set to span over two years, ending in Toronto.