Taylor Swift Announces ‘Reputation’ Stadium Tour
Taylor Swift is ready to bring her latest album “Reputation” on the road for the first time. The announcement, made via her management’s Twitter account on Nov. 13, came just days after the release of her sixth studio album. While it’s expected that she’ll release more international dates soon, the initial reveal shows Swift will be traveling the U.S. with stops at most of the major football stadiums including opening night at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ on May 8.
It seems the commercial success that Swift’s seen in recent years is a true testament to her longevity as an artist. For “Reputation,” her sixth full-length, a staggering 700,000 first-day album sales were recorded making it twice as successful as her last bombshell album, 2015’s “1989.” Once the week had ended, “Reputation” had raked in the tenth largest sales week in the U.S. since such numbers were tracked starting back in 1991. The staggering numbers continued as the album opened at number one in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada as well. Critically, the album has been noted as one that officially says goodbye to Swift’s country roots. Electronics, hip-hop and dance rule much of the album which included a collaboration with rapper Future. Much of the concepts of the album stuck with what Swift’s become known for as of late; love, relationships, heartbreak and the like. The hit single “Look What You Made Me Do” is alleged to focus on the falling out she had with fellow celebrities Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West and Katy Perry while “Gorgeous” details her struggles with confronting a toxic relationship with a, well, gorgeous guy.
The “Reputation” stadium tour is her fifth world tour, the tickets for which will go on Dec. 13 (also the singer’s 28th birthday). It’s common nowadays for renowned pop stars such as Swift to sell tickets through Ticketmaster’s “Verified Fan” program which is meant to keep prices at face value and prevent third-party sellers from hiking costs. Swift has teamed up with the company for what they’ve deemed “Taylor Swift Tix,” allowing fans who pre-purchased the album and bought merch to be put at the front of the line for ticket sales. Registration for this program closes on Nov. 28.
Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” tour kicks off May 8 in Glendale, AZ. All tour dates and tickets are here.