Taylor Swift touring Australia in 2018

Much to the joy of pop music fans around Australia, superstar Taylor Swift is set to perform stadium tours down under in late 2018. Just in time for Christmas, tickets for Swift’s October-November tour will go on sale next week.

Swift is one of many big name musical acts visiting Australia in 2018 including Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, Robbie Williams and Pink to name a few.  Her tour will begin in Perth then travel to Melbourne, Sydney and then Brisbane.

No Adelaide show has been announced but South Australian fans are hopeful that there will be room for extra shows as the tour dates get closer.

Swift performed at 7 sell-out concerts in Australia in 2015 as part of her 1989 World Tour. It was the highest performing concert event in Australia at the time, making over $250 million.

Her latest and 6th studio album “Reputation” was released on November 10 and has topped the charts in both digital sales and streaming numbers. Her world tour for the album will begin in the US in May, travel to the UK and then back to the US before heading to Australia in October.

Because tickets are expected to be in such high demand, members of Taylor Swift’s official fan club will have exclusive first access on December 12. This will them be followed by a Live Nation pre-sale before being released to the general public on December 15.

The tour schedule has long gaps between shows and fans are hoping it means extra side-shows will be announced.

Reputation’s debut single “Look What You Made Me Do” reached over 10 million plays in its first day of release, setting records for internet streaming.  The album has remained number one in the charts for the last 3 weeks.

With the holidays charts normally being dominated by old Christmas albums and singles it’s impressive that Swift’s new music has stayed on top for this long.

After a 10 month hiatus from the music industry Swift made a spectacular comeback at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball concert in Los Angeles, California on Friday. She also performed alongside ‘Endgame’ collaborator Ed Sheeran the following night at the 99.7 NOW POPTOPIA concert in San Jose, California.

After making a hard-hitting comeback this holiday season Australian fans will need to be patient until just under a year from now before they can see her live. Ticket sales have been limited to 6 per person and analysts have expected booking websites to crash under heavy loads of traffic.

Christian Woods
Christian Woods
Christian is a morning reporter and technology columnist for Best in Australia. Christian has worked in the media since 2000, in a range of locations. He joined Best in Australia in 2018, and began working in Melbourne in 2019.
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