Taylor Swift is taking “Midnights” on tour.
Just a day after making Billboard history, the “Lavender Haze” singer announced Tuesday on Good Morning America that she will be embarking on her sixth concert tour.
“Good morning, America, this is Taylor,” she said. “I wanted to tell you something that I’ve been excited about and planning for ages and I can finally tell you that I’m getting back on the road. The tour is called ‘Eras’ tour and it’s a journey through all my musical eras of my career.”
Swift will kick off the tour in US stadiums on March 18, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona – the same location where she kicked off her 2018 Reputation Tour. So far 28 dates have been announced across the country which will carry the tour into August when it concludes the first leg with two shows at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on August 4th and 5th.
International data will be published later.
The Grammy winner has also signed a number of “brilliant opening acts” to the tour including Paramore, Beabadoobee, Phoebe Bridgers, Girl in Red, Muna, Haim, Gayle, Gracie Abrams and Owenn.
“And really, I’m just so excited to be able to look you guys in the eye and thank you guys for everything,” she added.
Prospective concert-goers must sign up for Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program to register for pre-sale tickets now through November 9th. Once they get a code, they can buy tickets on November 15th. These tickets start at $49 and go up to $449. VIP packages start at $199 and go up to $899.
Verified fans of Swift’s Lover Fest Tour will also get priority access to participate in the TaylorSwiftTix presale once they sign up with the same Ticketmaster account they used for their previous purchase.
All other public ticket sales begin November 18 at 10 a.m. local time.
Swift’s announcement comes more than a week after she released her tenth studio album, Midnights, on October 20. The singer announced the album back in August during an acceptance speech at the Video Music Awards.
In a statement after the show, she described “Midnights” as “a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams. The floors we walk on and the demons we face.”
Ahead of the release, Swift teased fans by dribbling details about the album — including writing credits for boyfriend Joe Alwyn and “The Batman” star Zoë Kravitz.
“Midnights” made its grand entrance by briefly crashing Spotify and treating fans to bonus tracks and an accompanying music video for the single “Anti-Hero.”
Times critic Mikael Wood wrote that “Midnights” “returns to an earlier Swift mode, both sonically and lyrically”.
Adding to the excitement surrounding Midnights was the album’s commercial success. Swift’s new album broke records on Spotify last week, and on Monday the singer became the first artist to fully occupy the top 10 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“10 out of 10 on the Hot 100??? On my 10th album??? I’M IN SHAMBLES,” Swift tweeted on Monday.
Swift’s upcoming tour comes amid the critical and commercial hype surrounding Midnight and more than four years after her 2018 Reputation tour.
Nardine Saad, a Times contributor, contributed to this report.
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