Taylor Swift Fans Are Suing Ticketmaster Again Over ‘Eras’ Tour Controversy

Extra Taylor Swift followers have “bad blood” with Ticketmaster and are suing the ticketing firm following the controversy involving the singer’s “The Eras” tour.

The lawsuit comes after a unique group of followers filed a swimsuit towards the ticket firm earlier this month and accused it — together with its dad or mum firm Dwell Nation Leisure — of fraud, price-fixing and antitrust violations, Pitchfork reported.

The lawsuits have arrived following a chaotic presale of Swift tour tickets that the corporate chalked as much as “extraordinarily high demands on ticket systems and insufficient remaining ticket inventory,” a fiasco that led to Ticketmaster pulling the plug on a common ticket sale after the presale.

The federal class motion lawsuit, filed Tuesday, claims that Ticketmaster “intentionally and purposefully misled millions of fans into believing it would prevent bots and scalpers from participating in the presale,” Rolling Stone reported.

HuffPost has reached out to Ticketmaster for remark.

Taylor Swift poses within the press room through the 2022 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

The lawsuit added that the followers weren’t capable of buy tickets via the presale occasion on account of heavy visitors — 14 million “unverified” customers — together with the bots’ participation within the occasions, the journal reported.

The 2 dozen-plus plaintiffs additionally claimed Ticketmaster and Dwell Nation participated in fraud and price-fixing along with “intentional misrepresentation” and false promoting, Pitchfork reported.

The lawsuit alleged Ticketmaster represented that tickets have been offered at face worth “when they were not” and, fairly, they allowed individuals who bought tickets to resell them through the presale.

The ticket controversy is ready to spark an upcoming Senate listening to on the dearth of competitors within the business whereas The New York Instances reported in November that the Justice Division has launched an investigation into Dwell Nation Leisure.

Swift’s tour, her first in 5 years, is ready to earn an estimated $591 million in ticket gross sales and has made the “Anti-Hero” singer the highest-grossing feminine touring artist in historical past, in keeping with Billboard.

Ticketmaster has entertained Swift’s request and granted some followers of the singer, who beforehand apologized to followers over the “excruciating” state of affairs, an “additional opportunity” to buy as much as two tickets for the tour via a presale occasion earlier this month.