'Taylor Swift law' proposed in Brazil would see ticket scalpers sent to prison with massive fines
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A 'Taylor Swift law' proposed in Brazil would see ticket scalpers sent to prison with massive fines.
But tickets to see the ‘Anti-Hero’ singer are quite the hot – like burning, inferno hot – property with fans swiftly preparing themselves for trouble.
Last year, her US tour was right at the centre of a huge Ticketmaster scandal with loyal Swifties struggling to get themselves tickets.
Dreams were shattered and nightmares were caused but the Eras tour finally kicked off back in March.
And while we’ve been watching videos of the shows online, we’re all hoping for the chance to finally actually watch it with our own eyes.
So in a hope to make this slightly, somewhat, hopefully, easier for fans, a bill has been proposed in Brazil to stop ticket scalpers.
They’re those pesky people who (usually) use bots to buy a load of tickets and then resell them for a much higher price – and as a result, ruin our Swifty dreams.
But the proposed ‘Taylor Swift Law’ would ban ticket scalpers from reselling to make a profit.
And they wouldn’t easily be able to shake it off either, the punishment would include up to four years in prison and a mega fine of up to a hundred times the ticket value.
We just have to now hope that getting tickets this time around isn’t as difficult as that first time they were released in the US.
But it’s still going to be tough out there, with so many Swifties around the world praying, hoping, crying and screaming for tickets.
Some have even tweeted ‘they’ll die’ if they don’t get them. Which we guess is kind of dramatic, but we’re not saying we don’t know the feeling.
With registration for ‘interest’ in tickets open on her website until 11:59 BST tomorrow (22 June), London dates go on sale on 18 July, Edinburgh on 19 July and Cardiff on 20 July.
Ticketmaster have already warned that many fans could be disappointed, writing in a statement: "We expect there will be more demand than there are tickets available.
"Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis while currently-available inventory lasts."
Here's the full list of Swift's 2024 UK and Ireland tour dates:
BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Fri 7 June and Sat 8 June
Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, Fri 14 June and Sat 15 June
Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Tue 18 June
Wembley Stadium, London, Fri 21 June and Sat 22 June
Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Fri 28 June and Sat 29 June
Wembley Stadium, London, Fri 16 August and Sat 17 August