Taylor Swift 2018 Tour announced the first round of dates for her Reputation stadium tour on Monday, November 13, three days after the release of her highly anticipated sixth album of the same name.The tour kicks off at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on May 8, 2018, and will travel to stadiums across North America throughout the summer before concluding at A&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on October 6. The stops include the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California; MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey; Rogers Centre in Toronto; and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, December 13, though fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance via the Ticketmaster Verified Fan program.
Registration is currently open and continues until Thursday, November 28. Additional dates will be announced at a later date for the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
The 27-year-old singer’s latest album includes the hit singles “Look What You Made Me Do, Ready for It and Call It What You Want.
She returned to the stage for the first time in months on the November 11 episode of Saturday Night Live.
University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, California
Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California
CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington
Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado
Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois
Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky
Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio
FedEx Field in Washington, D.C.
Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
First Energy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio
MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey
Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts
Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario
Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia
Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida
Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee
Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan
U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri
Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana
The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri
Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
Taylor Swift sells 1m albums in four days
15 November 2017
The star’s sixth album, Reputation, has sold 1.04 million copies in the US since Friday, says Billboard magazine.
That puts her ahead of 2017’s previous biggest-seller, Ed Sheeran’s ÷, which has shifted 919,000 copies to date.
Reputation also becomes Swift’s fourth album to sell a million copies in the space of a week, following 1989, Red and Speak Now.
In fact, only she and Adele have sold a million copies of any album in a seven-day frame since 2012.
Notably, both artists withheld their records from streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music – a move which drives committed fans to buy or download the album.
“In making her most modern album – one in which she steadily visits hostile territory and comes out largely unscathed – Ms Swift has actually delivered a brainteaser
If you’re using other people’s parts, can you ever really recreate your self?”
Reputation is set to debut at number one in the UK, after selling 65,437 copies over the weekend. However, she is unlikely to beat Sheeran in his home territory.
Divide sold 672,000 copies in its first week this March – making it the third-fastest seller in chart history, behind Adele’s 25 (800,000 sales) and Oasis’ Be Here Now (696,000).
Sheeran’s album, of course, was available on streaming services – which accounted for 12% of its sales.
Earlier this week, Spotify’s Troy Carter criticised Swift’s decision to hold her album back, saying it would encourage piracy.
“It kind of sets the industry back a little bit,” he said, while adding: “Taylor is super smart. We are not mad at her for the decision she made.”