Shania Twain tickets snapped up in minutes, despite second show being added

Global News
By Tamara Elliott
January 24, 2014

CALGARY- One of her many hit songs is called ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’—and many Shania Twain fans were also left unimpressed after tickets for her Calgary show were snapped up in minutes.

The Canadian country superstar is set to play at the Saddledome on July 9, and tickets for the show went on sale earlier this week to those with pre-sale codes. When Ticketmaster opened up the sale to everyone on Friday at 10 a.m., tickets were snapped up in just minutes.

As a result, a second show was added for July 10 and those tickets went on sale to the public at 10:30 a.m. However, those also sold out in about half an hour—despite a hefty price tag of $163 and up per ticket.

“We knew demand would be strong, but even we have been awed by the volume of Shania Twain fans eager to see her at the Stampede,” said managing director of Stampede Concerts Adam Oppenheim. “It was a tremendous coup that Shania chose the Stampede as her first Canadian concert in a decade.”

Soon after the Ticketmaster offerings were sold out, tickets popped up on sites like EBay and StubHub, starting at $220 per seat.