Taylor Swift Announces 2nd Philly Show This July

Taylor Swift Announces 2nd Philly Show This July

Taylor Swift's highly anticipated world tour is reportedly set to be a flop, with the finger being pointed at sky-high ticket prices, stringent security measures and the singer's own damaged reputation.

Another issue is "Taylor Swift Tix", a Ticketmaster sales gimmick that gives priority to fans who register for a spot in a virtual line - with the ability to move up in the line by purchasing Swift's LP or other merchandise, like a Taylor Swift T-shirt ($45) or a Taylor Swift ring ($60). While several recent stories have warned of poor ticket sales - including a New York Post article this morning - those close to Swift say the "Look What You Made Me Do" singer sold $180 million worth of tickets in the first seven days of sales - that's four days of sales through the Verified Fan platform and three days of sales to the general public that began December 13.

Tickets for the third show, on July 22, will go on sale on January 31, the stadium said.

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Due to overwhelming demand, the U.S. Bank Stadium announced that a second show for Taylor Swift's reputation Stadium Tour was added. Taylor's spicy new vengeful persona is also a vastly more expensive one, and that's not necessarily translating to ticket sales.

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As reported earlier, the 28-year-old pop star has partnered up with "Ticketmaster Verified Fan" to sell tickets for the upcoming tour, which could be one of the reasons behind the tour's poor sales. While the practice does shift spending toward the artist, several ticketing professionals say they are concerned about how Swift's high ticket prices will affect consumers.

If your 2018 wish was for more Taylor Swift - you're in luck.

Billboard reports that the $180 million came from four days of verified fan pre-sales, and three days of public sales. After all, her most recent 1989 tour was completely sold out in minutes in 2015.

One music industry source told the New York Post "sales so far have been a mega disappointment", adding that "there are hundreds if not thousands of tickets left for every show".

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