Taylor Swift shatters records with her new tour


Eras tour stops including Arizona, Texas and Las Vegas had hundreds of fans in line, for hour long wait in order to get something from the merchandise trailers.

Samantha Naill, Staff Writer

    On Nov. 1, 2022, Taylor Swift announced her “Era’s Tour” which began March 17, 2023, in Glendale, Az. This tour followed the release of her tenth studio album “Midnights”. On her opening night in Glendale, she broke a 36-year-old record for the most-attended female concert in United States history. This record was previously held by Madonna. The “Era’s Tour” is also on its way to becoming one of the highest-grossing tours of all time.

    “I feel like she deserves the career, it suits her well. From a vocal standpoint, she’s amazing and she performs well so it’s not surprising how well she’s done”, said senior Malia Ellis. 

    Each night of Swift’s tour, she chooses two surprise songs to play that she will never play on that tour again, except for a possible repeat of songs from her album “Midnights”. When Senior Charlize LaFrance spoke about what surprise songs she wanted for her tour date, with “The Great War” and “Getaway Car” topping the list.

    “‘Getaway Car’ represents a special relationship/memory to me and ‘The Great War’ is just my favorite song,” LaFrance said.

    Swift’s set list is three hours long following two openers that will last around 45 minutes to an hour each. The opening acts Swit has chosen for this tour are Paramore, Beabadoobee, Phoebe Bridgers, Girl in Red, MUNA, HAIM, GAYLE, Gracie Abrams and OWENN. She has 52 tour dates scheduled across 20 cities in the United States.

     Swift has yet to release international tour dates which is leaving fans outside of the U.S. feeling upset; however, there is still hope that she will release those dates as she hasn’t come out saying she won’t be releasing them. 

    The presale for her U.S. shows included a massive turnout and revealed an issue with Ticketmaster that forced the online company to cancel their general sale. Thousands of people were unable to access tickets. Presale customers waited for hours while constantly getting kicked out of the online queue. Swift released a statement explaining her side of the story. She claimed that ticketmaster told Taylor and her team that they would be able to handle the demand from her fans, but this event proved they could not. Due to the events that occurred with Ticketmaster, a senate hearing was held on Jan 24th to discuss them.

    Swift’s career has grown exponentially to the point that she is at now, with millions of people standing by her side. Starting with her 2006 album “Debut” and continuing with her latest album “Midnights”.