If you want tickets to Beyoncé’s “Formation” World Tour, the American Express presale of tickets has begun. As announced via the American Express Twitter page, the tickets to Beyoncé’s “Formation” concert went on sale on Tuesday, February 9, for select markets. While the American Express Twitter account noted that there was a limit of 8 “Formation” tickets that could be purchased to Beyoncé’s “Formation” tour, others had questions about when the AmEx presale “Formation” ticket selling starts for cities like Minneapolis, noting that conflicting information confused them.
— American Express (@AmericanExpress) February 8, 2016
As a result of the announcement of Beyoncé’s concert tickets being able to be purchased via American Express cards, a slew of questions came in to the AskAmex American Express Twitter account about which types of American Express cards can be used to purchase Beyoncé’s “Formation” World Tour tickets. A peek at some of the ticket prices for Beyoncé’s “Formation” concert seats means one would need lots of available credit via their American Express cards — even though AmEx cards claim to be limitless. The listings for Beyonce’s “Formation” World Tour “Official Platinum Seats” are listed at $1,650 for two tickets in Miami, Florida, as of this writing.
One person on Twitter asked if the American Express she obtained from Costco could be used to purchase Beyoncé’s concert tickets in advance, and the account answered in the affirmative.
“Yes, the Costco Amex Card can be used for the presale. Enjoy your day.”
As far as the information found on Ticketmaster about Beyoncé’s American Express® Card Member Presale, which is a very busy site, according to Alexa, an Amazon firm, any American Express cards can be used to buy Beyoncé’s pre-sale tickets, where noted.
“Use any American Express Card and/or Membership Rewards points to purchase these tickets. Please note: All American Express Cards are eligible for American Express Card Member Presales including Card Members from other countries outside of the US.”
Therefore, those who aren’t eligible for Beyoncé’s “BeyHive Presale” tickets — which requires a code or password for the BeyHive Presale offer — must rely on the list of eligible American Express cards that are listed when one attempts to buy Beyoncé’s “Formation” concert tickets. Those include a whole list of American Express cards, but it’s still uncertain if that means an American Express gift card purchased from a grocery store or gas station or similar locale is considered eligible to buy Beyoncé’s “Formation” concert tickets.
“Preferred Seating is available to American Express® Gold Card, Platinum Card®, Centurion® Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card, Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card, Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card from American Express, American Express® Corporate Gold Card, Corporate Platinum Card®, Corporate Centurion Card® from American Express, and the Executive Business Card, Business Gold Card, Business Platinum Card® and Business Centurion® Card from OPEN American Express®, if issued by American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., American Express Centurion Bank, American Express Bank, FSB.”
Those who don’t have American Express cards but still want tickets to Beyoncé’s “Formation” concert can try a number of other ways to try and score tickets to Beyoncé’s “Formation” gig, reports ABC News. They recommended asking a friend who has an American Express card, or to try one of the apps like LiveNation that offer Beyoncé’s “Formation” pre-sale tickets, beginning on February 12 — and only for select cities. The publication also suggests trying to contact ticketing companies directly in order to try and buy Beyoncé’s “Formation” tickets before they sell out, a method that certain fans of Adele had success with in buying tickets to her “25” concert tour.
“Tickets available through the American Express Preferred Seating program are available exclusively for qualifying Card Members at no additional cost. Tickets must be purchased with an eligible American Express Card.”
Beyoncé performed with Coldplay and Bruno Mars at the halftime NFL Super Bowl 50 show, and after the performance on Sunday, February 7, Beyoncé’s “Formation” World Tour was announced. Ticket sales for “Formation” are expected to be as fierce as Beyoncé’s Sasha Fierce alter-ego herself.
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