It’s been two and a half years since pop’s biggest touring star last played in the UK, closing out the UK leg of her massive 1989 tour with a huge show in London’s Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time festival. With Taylor Swift’s latest offering Reputation going straight in at #1 on the UK album charts, as well as many other territories, it was only a matter of time until she returned to our shores.
Following an announcement that Swift would be returning to London’s O2 Arena as part of Capital FM’s Jungle Bell Ball this December, the 27-year-old has just gone and announced three massive UK and Ireland shows for next summer, closing the run with her first Wembley Stadium show.
Reputation takes the pop base Swift has been building on since 2012’s pop-country record Red and 2014’s massive crossover pop record 1989, which went on to be certified 6x platinum in the US alone, and takes it to the next level. Gone are the easy-listening pop hooks, replaced with R&B stylings that explore yet another dimension of an extremely diverse songwriter.
Contrary to the words she sings on Reputation single Look What You Made Me Do, the old Taylor is not at all dead, recently winning Song Of The Year CMA for Better Man, a Country song recorded by quartet Little Big Town. But it will be the pop-stylings of Reputation that will be brought to Wembley next summer!
UK and Ireland Tour Dates:
8th June 2018: Manchester, Etihad Stadium
15th June 2018: Dublin, Croke Park
22nd June 2018: London, Wembley Stadium
Tickets on sale from 9am on Friday December 1st: