Ticketmaster: "Many interested fans" may not get tickets to Beyoncé's tour
Driving the news: “It is expected that many interested fans may not be able to get tickets because demand drastically exceeds supply,” Ticketmaster said in a statement Thursday.
- The demand for seats outpaced tickets available by more than 800% based on the registration in Group A cities, which includes nine major cities, the ticketing service said.
- To meet the demand, Beyoncé's tour added new shows in Toronto, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and East Rutherford, N.J., according to Ticketmaster.
Of note: Tickets for the shows are expected to go on sale starting Feb. 6. Fans can register for shows in specific cities on Ticketmaster right now.
- The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday tweeted, in response to a CNN report about the singer's world tour: "We're watching, @ticketmaster."
Zoom out: Taylor Swift fans are still recovering from their own Ticketmaster headaches after "unprecedented" demand and a high number of technical glitches on Ticketmaster’s platform affected the presale of Swift's "Eras" tour.
- Ticketmaster ended up canceling the general public sale of Swift's tour and fans later sued Ticketmaster over the debacle.
- Lawmakers recently grilled Ticketmaster and live music executives on Capitol Hill over the incident, focusing on the lack of competition in the ticketing industry.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with comment from the Senate Judiciary Committee.