This is a reputation stadium tour update, Taylor Nation 🙂
The Blonde With The Sparkly Snake Microphone broke her media silence to announce the opening acts (or two of them at least) for the reputation Stadium Tour. They are pop artists Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
The Sparkly Dressed had Kellie Pickler and Gloriana as her openers back in the Fearless Tour (2009-2010). Christian rock band NeedToBreathe opened during The Speak Now Tour (2011-2012). Ed Sheeran was her opener during the Red Tour (2013-2014). Finally the 1989 World Tour (2015) had Vance Joy as the opening act. And here’s an update about what they’re all up to today.
Kellie Pickler joined Dancing With The Stars and won back in 2013 with partner Derek Hough. Kellie started to host a daytime show called Pickler & Ben with comedian Ben Aaron in November 2017.
Gloriana disbanded. They lost band member Cheyenne Kimball in July 2011. Rachel Reinert departed in January 2016. Tom Gossin started touring solo in 2017.
NeedToBreathe still tour, they opened for Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s Soul2Soul World Tour 2017. They had their song “Multiplied” nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song in 2015.
Ed Sheeran has 13 Grammy nominations and four Grammy wins. He’s still putting out music and of course, cooperated with Taylor Swift as recently as the “End Game” song and music video.
Vance Joy recently released his second studio album in February 23, 2018. He won the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) award for best male singer back in 2015.
Hello from Winterfell, Taylor Nation. I mean, Canada.
Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s been known to obtain tickets at the last minute, we’re glad there’s a few more concert dates. I was just hoping more spots would open in Canada (we don’t all live in Toronto, believe or not) and perhaps a few other nations around the world. Tickets for the new dates will go on sale January 31st at 10am local time (local time of the venue, of course).
May 11: Levi’s Stadium. Santa Clara, CA.
July 11: FedExField. Washington, DC.
July 13: Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia, PA.
July 22: MetLife Stadium. East Rutherford, NJ.
July 26: Gillette Stadium. Foxborough, MA.
August 31: U.S. Bank Stadium. Minneapolis, MN.
October 5: AT&T Stadium. Arlington, TX.
There will be a Taylor Swift Presale for fans. If you already have signed up for the Taylor Swift Tix (aka Ticketmaster Verified Fan), you are already in with higher priority. If you haven’t you’ll get a chance this Friday, January 5th when new registrations will open at 10am EST. The presale starts on January 23.
Now can we talk turkey? In case you haven’t realized, Taylor’s instant sold out concerts from previous tours had a unintentional assist. Scalpers and ticket resellers will grab as much as they could for resale. That means a lot of fans couldn’t get tickets and would try to grab them from resellers later. This means a sold-out concert wasn’t really packed until those tickets got resold.
The two new factors are the Ticketmaster Verified Fan system and the higher ticket prices. This has two consequences:
It locks out non-fans from the presale period, meaning there’s no scalper/reseller buying large quantities of tickets through multiple accounts. Obviously, spots are more likely to be left behind.
On general sale, the scalpers/resellers are not as keen to invest on buying lots of tickets with the higher price tag. Their investment would have to be higher and they can’t count on a high return unless they jack the price further up effectively turning away concert-goers.
This has an unwanted side effect. It’s harder to sell out a full concert – much harder. Fans that must deal with the high prices (this time from the official sites instead of the reseller sites) will usually wait to see what other options they have or to come up with the money.
Will it work? I can’t really say, but both Taylor Swift’s reputation stadium tour and Ticketmaster are banking on it.
My take? I don’t like this strategy too much. Before, there was a chance to grab a ticket for much less with the previous system, although it was hectic to accomplish. To top it off, the reputation STADIUM Tour is only doing the large stadium venues and major cities. Smaller cities and towns will have fans that can’t reach both the higher prices AND budget travel expenses. The chances of opening up a leg for smaller venues are now close to nonexistent.
I also can’t say I have a better solution though. The bigger the venue, the most effective the tour concerts become. They are seen by a lot more people at once and more than likely production values will be much more impressive. I won’t deny that the price might be worth it, specially since this time the chunk taken by the scalper/reseller margin should be much less. A lot of fans might cave and take the plunge. Some might just have to rely on what online video leaks out.
Coming up next year! The 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Taylor Swift has two nominations. No, no, no, chill! Taylor’s reputation is not eligible yet. It will be eligible for 2019’s (wow that is a long time to wait). She is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media with Zayn for “I Don’t Want To Live Forever”. She also gets a nod for writing the Best Country Song for “Better Man” as performed by Little Big Town.
January 28:The 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Taylor Swift is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media with Zayn for “I Don’t Want To Live Forever” and Best Country Song for “Better Man” as performed by Little Big Town.
Dates range from tomorrow, Tuesday December 5 to Friday December 8. Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who wishes best luck to everyone, we still harbour some hope for a smaller venue local concert. I will be honest, it’s looking a little bleak. You might want to get some chance than none at all.
Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s hoping everyone gets TS tickets for Christmas, we’re glad to announce yet another part of the world covered by the reputation Stadium Tour. Taylor will tour Australia and New Zealand by the end of 2018.
Dates have been added to the Calendar 2018 page. A 24-hour presale for TaylorSwift.com members will begin on Tuesday, December 12. General onsale will happen on Friday, December 15th. All dates and times are local to the venue. Take that into consideration if you are following her there.
Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who could use have happy news, we’re thrilled to announce Taylor Swift will have two reasons to go to the Grammys on 2018. She’s got a nomination for Best Country Song for “Better Man” sung by Little Big Town and Best Song Written for Visual Media with Zayn for “I Don’t Want To Live Forever”.
Before you say but what about reputation? which you probably said already before clicking this page, Taylor’s acclaimed sixth studio album will not be eligible until next year (which means the Grammy Awards of 2019!). Fortunately we Swifties are patient, right? Riiiiight. Okey put the pitchforks down, I was kidding…
On the other hand, the result of boosting has been finally revealed. The way it works is the following. The better your boost, the earliest you get your pre-sale date. So, here’s the four possible dates:
The Best – Access to the greatest variety in the venue
Excellent – All price levels likely to have seats available
Good/Fair – Varied selection throughout most of the venue; may only have single seats in high-demand sections
Limited – Some selection in the upper and middle bowl; high-demand areas such as the floor may be sold out