Swifties, rise! Taylor Swift is taking ‘Midnights’ on the road with U.S. stadium tour
Taylor Swift performs during the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sept. 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for American Music Awards)
Taylor Swift, the American singer who has sold more than 40 million albums and spent more than $100 million on tour this year, will bring her album “Midnights” to a sold-out U.S. stadium show.
The tour will be Swift’s first concert in the U.S. since she announced in July that she would split from her longtime backup singer, Joe Alwyn, who had been the first man to ever have sex with her and has since said he does not want anything to do with her any longer.
The singer announced the tour, called “Swifties, Rise!,” at a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, saying she wanted to “unite a country in support of my songs.”
“My fans always make me feel so very proud, but when they tell me they are disappointed I’m even more pleased to do this show,” said Swift, who performed “The Man” during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
“I want to show people how much they mean to me,” Swift said. “And I want to show America what it means to me to be a strong, authentic, loving American.”
The tour will begin Aug. 29 in Chicago, where it will visit six U.S. cities over the weekend. The lineup also features appearances by Swift’s husband, Kevin, and the two kids from his previous marriage to Jessica Biel, who are about to turn 10.
Swift’s last U.S. visit was for the final “Speak Now: Unplugged” tour in 2014.
The tour’s first stop in the U.S. will be at the new $1