Taylor Swift is not so much a performer as she is a cultural phenomenon, and she’s returning to the road in 2018 more omnipresent than ever before. Her new tour kicks off in May, and fittingly enough for an artist of her popularity, she’ll be playing some of the biggest venues in the country. She’ll stop at the Rose Bowl in California, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Kentucky, FedEx Field in Maryland and more. Tickets are available this Friday, Nov. 17!
Taylor Swift transcends genres like country, pop and dance music and absorbs them all into her own style. Her just-out album, Reputation, takes her into new territory once again, adding a darker, more mature stripe to her electronic pop sound with the massive hit single, “Look What You Made Me Do.”
It’s hard to believe that this is the same Taylor Swift who emerged in 2006 at 17 years old with her self-titled debut album and the hit “Tim McGraw.” She was a teenager with an immediately apparent flair for songwriting and a fierce independent streak that become more obvious over time.
Since then Swift has maintained an astonishing level of excellence, selling over 40 million albums worldwide, scoring further hits with “You Belong With Me,” “Today Was a Fairytale,” “We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together,” “Shake It Off” and many more. She has gradually moved out of pure country music into a more universal pop.
Along the way, she’s racked up eight Academy of Country Music Awards, 19 American Music Awards, 12 Country Music Awards and 10 Grammys, along with setting a whopping six Guinness World Records for her sales and chart dominance. A legion of fans has been waiting for Taylor Swift to hit the road again, and now she’s granting their wishes.