Taylor Swift finally hit the road on her 2018 Reputation Tour and fans are losing their minds over it! The singer has kept everyone waiting for a new tour these past few years, but it turns out maybe she’s just been biding her time. Swift hasn’t hit the road since 2015 and she’s done very few live performances at all since then either. So… what’s she been up to?
Well, she made it through round two of Kanye (and Kim) drama, released her newest album Reputation, and finally allowed her music onto Spotify. She performed at a Super Bowl party in Houston, she got a new boyfriend, and she and Katy Perry finally made up. Swift even bought a house for one of her fans who was pregnant and homeless. But other than that, we haven’t seen much from the country-turned-pop superstar over the past couple of years. At least not on stage.
But now, she’s ready. Taylor Swift will be touring her face off all around the country on her Reputation tour from May through October, with a few dates in Ireland, the UK, and Canada too. Best of all, ticket prices aren’t even outrageous.
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We can only assume that means she’s been rehearsing and planning non-stop in the months leading up to this tour… and it’s going to be over-the-top incredible. In the past, her shows have featured color-changing, light-up bracelets, lots of badass dancers, and a Taylor that gives it everything she’s got (and sometimes brings Chris Rock and Matt LeBlanc on stage).
This time around, Swift sold $180 million worth of tickets for her Reputation tour in the first seven days, putting it on track to be one of the highest-grossing tours OF ALL TIME. (Take that, Kanye.) In fact, each show might be raking in between $7.5 and $10 million.
Things kicked off at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona in front of nearly 60,000 fans last month, so we’ve got a true preview of what her shows will look like.
For one, there will be hooded, black, sequin onesies (or bodysuit, whatever you want to call it). And she’ll be performing almost all the songs from Reputation. Do NOT expect the old, country stuff from Taylor on this tour! You have been warned. But she will throw in a couple of favorites from Red and 1989 along with a few snippets of classic Tay, mostly in the form of medleys.
According to reviews, her radio hit “Look What You Made Me Do” is actually great live. And Swift can sing “End Game” without Ed Sheeran. She performed 24 songs in all for this first show, including her new single “Delicate.”
There were over eight costume changes with lots of black and knee-high boots. Looks like she’s going for sexy this time around. She had 15 dancers, lots of lighting effects, video screens, three different stages, a fountain, and giant inflatable metallic snakes flanking the stage. Inspired by that time she got called a snake by haters on social media, she’s now made it the theme of her tour. (Thanks for the inspiration, Kim K.) Way to own it, Taylor.
At the end of the show, she even sat down at the piano for some revealing, insightful moments with fans. Overall though, things were intense, dramatic, expressive, a little snarky, and yet somehow in Swift’s particular fan-friendly style, intimate.
Oh, and Camila Cabello and Charli XCX joined her to perform “Shake It Off.” So that’s fun! Hopefully, we’ll see more surprise appearances by other artists throughout the course of Swift’s tour, but we’ll just have to wait and see!
If you’re a Taylor fan, you don’t want to miss it. And even if you’re not, maybe this is the perfect introduction. Rolling Stone is calling this tour her finest yet.
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