The countdown is well and truly underway for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, which arrives in the UK and Ireland in June. The tour will call in London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Cardiff.

When tickets went on sale last year, demand was through the roof with pre-sale and general tickets selling out within 15 minutes. However, fans were quickly disappointed after Ticketmaster reportedly changed its policy and has listed the tour as what is known as a "lead booker" event.

This meant the person who purchased the tickets - the lead booker - would need to physically be at the event and tickets could not be passed on to friends or family.

This left many fans concerned about whether they'd still be able to attend the event as some had purchased the tickets as a gift. Plus, with the gigs in such high demand, it is not unusual for fans to ask friends and family to attempt to buy tickets too - this was seemingly the case for many Taylor Swift fans who were left wondering how the policy change impacted them.

However, Ticketmaster has reportedly reversed the decision. In the FAQs section of the Ticketmaster website, one question reads: "Are The UK Shows ‘Lead Booker’ Events?"

Beneath this, the answer said: "There has been a change to the terms and conditions of sale for tickets purchased for Taylor Swift’s UK shows to remove the ‘lead booker’ requirement. What this means is that there is no longer a requirement for the lead booker to be present and attend the show alongside their accompanying ticketholders.

"This is a change made in favour of ticket buyers, making it easier for fans to use their tickets. Please note that this applies to shows in the UK and Ireland only."

Swift is known for putting on huge performances with themed sets that fit perfectly with each of her eras, and this tour has gone above and beyond. The three hour long show gives fans the ultimate Taylor Swift experience.

From what US fans have shared of their experiences, the show includes 44 of Taylor’s biggest hits, two of which are surprise songs that change every night, making each show unique. Swift's new album, The Tortured Poets Department, is due to be released on April 19.

Ticketmaster has been approached for comment.

Can I still buy Taylor Swift tickets?

you can keep an eye on Ticketmaster and AXS for official tickets, as fans who can't attend may resell theirs before Taylor takes to the stage at the Principality Stadium on Tuesday, June 18.

It is likely that any resale tickets will get snapped up very quickly. Alternatively, consider resale ticket websites. Viagogo and VividSeats are selling Taylor Swift Eras Tour tickets.

These sites allow you to browse at your own pace, as tickets put up for sale by fans stay available until they're bought. At the time of writing, the cheapest ticket on Viagogo is £310. On VividSeats, the cheapest ticket was $592, which is roughly £466.

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