Her reputation is on the line to cranking out hits and selling out arenas, or should I now say stadiums?
Ten-time Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift is ready to hit the road to see her fans across the country for her Reputation Stadium Tour. The tour starts on May 8 in Glendale, Arizona then travels to five other cities before stopping in Louisville, Ky. On Saturday, June 30 at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at 7 p.m.
The North American tour consists of 27 shows with additional tour dates to be announced in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
The lowest ticket in the upper level is $115 and on the floor $2915. A pit ticket is going for $4,012! If you want to meet Taylor Swift in her VIP meet and greet be prepared to spend $7,714.
It's no secret that Camila Cabello and Taylor Swift are great friends. Ever since Taylor threw Camila a surprise 18th birthday party in 2015 and invited Fifth Harmony to perform with her when Camila was still in the band, they've been two of our favourite BFFs.
And now it looks like both stars are about to join forces. Camila is rumoured to be Taylor's opening act on the Reputation tour.
As it stands nothing official has been announced but Camizers and Swifties both did a little bit of sleuthing and all signs point to a Taymila tour. Camila Cabello announced her first solo tour and yesterday and the dates conveniently work alongside Taylor's.
Not only do none of the dates collide with each other but Camila's conveniently in the UK the exact same time that Taylor is.
… Ready for it? Camila Cabello and Charli XCX are joining Taylor Swift on her reputation stadium tour.
The pop singer announced the news on Thursday in a video posted on Twitter.
“I’ve been wanting to tell you this for a really long time,” Swift said in the video. “So I’m really excited, I hope you are too, and Ii can’t wait to see you, can’t wait to see them, really excited just about the whole thing in general.”
If you went on Ticketmaster in January and pulled up a third-row seat for Taylor Swift's June 2nd show at Chicago's Soldier Field, it would have cost you $995. But if you looked up the same seat three months later, the price would have been $595. That's because Swift has adopted "dynamic pricing," where concert tickets – like airline seats – shift prices constantly in adjusting to market demand. It's a move intended to squeeze out the secondary-ticket market – but it's also left many fans confused as they're asked to pay hundreds of dollars more than face value. "Basically, Ticketmaster is operating as StubHub," says one concert-business source.
Swift is not alone. This summer, U2, Kenny Chesney, Pink, the Eagles and Shania Twain will also embrace dynamic pricing (which Ticketmaster calls Official Platinum Seats). It's their latest attempt to battle resellers like StubHub, the eBay-owned site, which had sales of more than $1 billion in 2016. "You can go and buy tickets and then put them on StubHub and speculate for three to five times their face value – [that's] their entire industry," says Stuart Ross of Red Light Management, which reps Dave Matthews Band, Phish and more. Doc McGhee, who manages KISS, sees why Ticketmaster needed to take action: "If somebody's going to pay $500 for a $150 ticket, the band should receive the money."
Not everyone agrees. Some artists, like Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam, have opted out of using the dynamic-pricing model, as have smaller, indie artists like Father John Misty. "An artist like Father John Misty is very ticket-price-conscious," says his manager, Dan Fraser. "Just because more people are willing to pay for a ticket, he doesn't want to [charge it] … He'll leave money on the table."