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Entertainment Taylor Swift sells $180 million in tour tickets in seven days

10:35  03 january  2018
10:35  03 january  2018 Source:   covermg.com

Taylor Swift helped buy pregnant fan a house

  Taylor Swift helped buy pregnant fan a house Taylor Swift once made a pregnant fan's dreams come true by reportedly helping her buy a house and fill it with baby items. A devotee named Stephanie opened up about the Shake It Off singer's generosity in a post on Taylor's new app The Swift Life, revealing the star surprised her backstage at a 2015 concert in Manchester, England during her 1989 World Tour.

The Reputation Tour has the potential to earn a staggering 0 million (£331 million ) in ticket sales - which would make it one of the highest-grossing tours of all time.

Taylor Swift sold an incredible $ 180 million in tickets to her Reputation Stadium Tour in just seven days . We’re not trying to sell all of her tickets in one minute; we’re trying to figure out how to sell tickets in a more modern way.”

Taylor Swift sold an incredible $180 million (£132 million) in tickets to her Reputation Stadium Tour in just seven days.

It was reported earlier this week (beg01Jan17) that sales to see Taylor perform live were not doing well in the wake of the various scandals the star has weathered over the past year. However, these claims were dismissed as Billboard got their hands on sales data from sources close to the singer, which showed that she is having no trouble offloading tickets to her shows.

Billboard reports that the $180 million came from four days of verified fan pre-sales, and three days of public sales.

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And while none of the shows have yet sold out, this is something Taylor's team have anticipated. After the huge demand for tickets for her last tour, which lead to millions of tickets being snapped up by touts and sold on at a higher cost, Taylor and her team are using the slow-ticketing method for the Reputation Stadium Tour. This means that tickets are priced higher than for her previous tours, to discourage touts, and many fans have been given their own "slots" at which point they are able to purchase the tour tickets.

Taylor Swift helped buy pregnant fan a house

  Taylor Swift helped buy pregnant fan a house Taylor Swift once made a pregnant fan's dreams come true by reportedly helping her buy a house and fill it with baby items. A devotee named Stephanie opened up about the Shake It Off singer's generosity in a post on Taylor's new app The Swift Life, revealing the star surprised her backstage at a 2015 concert in Manchester, England during her 1989 World Tour. "I've been contemplating posting this story for a while," Stephanie began, as she shared photos from the event. "I've finally decided to tell you all what Taylor did for me this night. What many of you don't know is that for eight months of my pregnancy I was homeless." "Long story short our first flat was condemned for health and safety reasons and we lost everything," she continued. "To add to the stress, during this time Matthew (her partner) lost his job." Stephanie already had tickets to Taylor's tour stop, so her mum reached out to the superstar to ask if she would be able to make the night extra special for her daughter - and the 28-year-old went above and beyond. The fan recalled, "After the show Taylor took us back to her dressing room where she told me, 'Stephanie, You've been in my life for a long time and you've never asked me for anything. You could have reached out and I would have helped you. But you didn't. You're (sic) mum told me.' "She told me she wanted to give me the money back for my ticket that night," Stephanie added. "What she actually did was help us buy a home and all I needed for my baby. She told me, 'I want you to be able to enjoy your little girl, not have to worry about all this stuff.' That night she gave me her hand and lifted me off the ground. The same way she's done for 12 years. I love her forever.

Taylor Swift sold an incredible $ 180 million (£132 million ) in tickets to her Reputation Stadium Tour in just seven days . Billboard reports that the $ 180 million came from four days of verified fan pre-sales, and three days of public sales.

Taylor Swift sold an incredible $ 180 million (£132 million ) in tickets to her Reputation Stadium Tour in just seven days . Billboard reports that the $ 180 million came from four days of verified fan pre-sales, and three days of public sales.

And of using this method, David Marcus, executive VP and head of music at Ticketmaster, which is working with Taylor on the new ticketing system, told Billboard: "We'd like to sell the last ticket to her concert when she takes the stage each night. We're not trying to sell all of her tickets in one minute; we're trying to figure out how to sell tickets in a more modern way."

According to Billboard, if ticket sales continue at this pace, Taylor's Reputation Stadium Tour has the potential to earn a staggering $450 million (£331 million) - which would make it one of the highest-grossing tours of all time.

The Reputation Stadium Tour kicks off on 8 May (18) in Glendale, Arizona.

Actor/singer Todrick Hall channels Taylor Swift during times of uncertainty .
Broadway star Todrick Hall channels the spirit of his famous friend Taylor Swift whenever he needs a boost of confidence before hitting the stage. The Kinky Boots and Chicago singer/actor has become one of Taylor's closest pals in recent years, featuring in her Look What You Made Me Do music video, and even ringing in 2018 together at the Shake It Off hitmaker's California home. Todrick reveals he's learned a lot just from observing the way she handles various aspects of her life, both in and out of the public eye, and he often thinks about how Taylor would approach things whenever he's in a bind. "She's a smart businesswoman, but she's also a great human. The way she treats all of her staff members, her employees, her friends," he gushes to People.com. "On days when I don't feel like doing the stage door I'm like, 'What would Taylor do?'" He also lives by another key piece of life advice from Beyonce, who he collaborated with in 2014, when he choreographed dance moves for her Blow video. Todrick admits some words of wisdom from the pop icon about how he presents himself on social media made him change the way he uses the platform to connect with fans. "She basically told me, 'Don't scroll down. Think about everything that you post before you post it, but once you post it, don't apologise for the things that you've done,' and I think that's really important," he shares.

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