Taylor Swift’s 2023 US concert tour was supposed to go on sale to the general public on Friday, but 3.5 billion ticket requests from fans.

Bots, and scalpers deluged Ticketmaster’s website on that day, setting a new record for demand. 

Meanwhile, customer complaints about expensive prices and subpar service grew, and prominent US Congressmen publicly urged the US Department of Justice.

The entertainment industry was already buzzing about the American singer’s eagerly awaited “Eras” tour, her first in five years.  

The most tickets ever sold for an artist in a single day during the “presale” round on Tuesday totaled over 2 million, according to Ticketmaster.  

Nevertheless, the lengthy wait times and website disruptions left many fans dissatisfied, and many could not get tickets. 

When the remaining tickets might go back on sale was not immediately known. 

According to Ticketmaster, the most registered verified fans totaled 3.5 million, a record.  

According to Ticketmaster, it intended to put 1.5 million of those people on a waiting list and invite 1.5 million of them to participate in the sale for all 52 performance dates.

The astonishing number of bot attacks and fans without invite codes resulted in 3.5 billion total system requests.