Say what you want about Taylor Swift's currently unstreamable (and, in this writer's opinion, largely uneven) new album Reputation, but don't act like you wouldn't want to catch a 1989 era cut or two in a fucking stadium while wholly inebriated.
Monday brought the formal announcement of the first batch of Reputation-promoting stadium dates, following this weekend's performances of "Ready for It" and "Call It What You Want" on Saturday Night Live. The announcement arrived via the official Twitter account of Taylor Nation, which sounds like a cult, but what do I know?
The Reputation Stadium Tour kicks off May 8 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona and runs through October, including presumably massive stops at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Check the full list of dates below. At the time of this writing, it's not clear whether we should expect additional U.S. dates to be announced. Ticket information can be found here.
- May 8 University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, AZ
- May 12 Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, CA
- May 19 Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA
- May 22 CenturyLink Field Seattle, WA
- May 25 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Denver, CO
- June 2 Soldier Field Chicago, IL
- June 30 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium Louisville, KY
- July 7 Ohio Stadium Columbus, OH
- July 10 FedEx Field Washington, DC
- July 14 Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA
- July 17 First Energy Stadium Cleveland, OH
- July 21 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ
- July 28 Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA
- August 4 Rogers Centre Toronto, ON
- August 7 Heinz Field Pittsburgh, PA
- August 11 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, GA
- August 14 Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL
- August 18 Hard Rock Stadium Miami, FL
- August 25 Nissan Stadium Nashville, TN
- August 28 Ford Field Detroit, MI
- September 1 U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, MN
- September 8 Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, MO
- September 15 Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, IN
- September 18 The Dome at America's Center St. Louis, MO
- September 22 Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA
- September 29 NRG Stadium Houston, TX
- October 6 AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX
Reputation moved more than 700,000 units on its first day of release, with current projections placing its first week total as potentially higher than the 1.29 million copies she sold of 1989 during its debut week back in 2014. For the 15-track Big Machine release, Swift has again enlisted production and co-writing titans including Jack Antonoff of Bleachers and Max Martin of pretty much every fucking hit song of the past 20 years.