Taylor Swift to bring Eras Tour to Vancouver for 3 nights in December 2024
Taylor Swift is preparing to bring her Eras Tour to Vancouver for three nights next December.
The concerts are slated for Dec. 6, 7 and 8, 2024, at B.C. Place.
Swift began her tour earlier this year, performing songs from her chart-topping career against the backdrop of an elaborate stage design for each album.
Canada was initially left off the tour schedule, but Swift announced this summer that she would head to Toronto for six dates in November 2024.
Mackenzie Byers is thrilled the megastar will soon be making local fans’ wildest dreams come true.
The Vancouver Swiftie has been holding sold-out Taylor Swift dance parties at a downtown nightclub since the pandemic ended and says she has seen Swift in concert four times.
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“It’s a special moment where you can connect, have fun, let loose and just have a safe environment where you can be yourself,” said Byers, speaking Thursday onCBC’s BC Today.
Byers also runs an Instagram account dedicated to Vancouver Swifties and said she knows how much this announcement means to fans who could not see their idol in Seattle this summer, or couldn’t secure tickets to Swift’s Toronto shows.
“December 2024 is going to be an exciting month,” said Byers.
British Columbians campaigned hard for Swift to head west after her Toronto shows were announced.
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In July, B.C. Arts and Culture Minister Lana Popham sent the pop star a message on Twitter, now called X, suggesting Swift play at B.C. Place. Premier David Eby also used social media to appeal to the Grammy-winning artist.
That was after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted a request for the megastar to come to Canada.
Swift’s Eras Tour has been boosting economies in touring cities, as people spend big on accommodation and activities around the shows.
The online research group QuestionPro crunched the numbers and found the Eras Tour will generate billions of dollars in economic activity in the U.S. alone. It said the average concertgoer was spending about $1,300 US per show.
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How to get tickets
So Swift is coming, but how are you going to get to one of her shows?
B.C Place boasts 54,500 seats and all of them are expected to be in hot demand every night.
Verified registration is already open for the Vancouver shows and fans can register via Ticketmaster here until Saturday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. PT.
Registration, according to Ticketmaster, does not guarantee tickets as the company expects to have more demand than tickets available.
A limited number of those who register will receive an access code to buy tickets, while others will be put on a waitlist.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday, Nov. 9, and verified fans will receive an email the day before to let them know if they can purchase or if they have been waitlisted.
Getting an access code doesn’t guarantee tickets as they will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fans who are waitlisted could end up getting an access code if tickets remain.
According to a news release from RBC, a Ticketmaster verified fan registration does not void an Avion Rewards registration and vice versa.
Anyone selected for the opportunity to purchase tickets through the Avion Rewards option will be notified by email from Ticketmaster before Nov. 15.
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Regardless of how you gain access to ticket sales, Ticketmaster is allowing a maximum purchase of four tickets per person.
Rick Sellers, B.C. president for presenting sponsor Rogers Communications, says B.C. Place is the largest venue in the city.
“We thought it’d be brilliant to be able to also bring another level of excitement to British Columbia … and that’s why we approached the Taylor Swift team to see if we can also have Vancouver on the tour list as well,” he said.
He acknowledged it can be difficult for fans to get their hands on tickets, and said Rogers is setting aside “hundreds” of premium seats to give away in a series of contests in the lead-up to the Canadian dates.
Those who don’t get lucky with tickets can still get in on the tour. Last month, a concert film version of the performance, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, made its way to cinemas and quickly dominated the box office.