Swifties, rise! Taylor Swift is taking ‘Midnights’ on the road with U.S. stadium tour
When Taylor Swift took the stage at the end of her sold-out two-night residency at the Pepsi Center — the arena formerly known as the Pepsi Center — for the final night of her “Red Tour,” millions of people worldwide were left feeling inspired by her performance: the power, the passion.
But the second and third legs of the Red Tour, which began Sept. 9 in Louisville, Ky., and ends Sept. 13 in Portland, Ore., will also be more than simply concerts. Swift and her band will play shows in many venues across the country to support a U.S. tour, titled Midnights, which will feature 15 shows scheduled to open in stadiums across the country this fall. Swift, who is a co-president of Live Nation Entertainment, will also perform some special shows for the company’s VIP tickets, including free tickets reserved specifically for “Red Tour” VIP guests, according to a press release from Live Nation.
Live Nation made the announcement Sunday night at an event in New York City, in partnership with Swift. Swift will also appear at the company’s Sept. 24 “Welcome to New York” celebration, an event set to take place at the Times Square JumboTron.
In a statement released by Live Nation, Swift said, “I was so excited to bring my Red Tour to one of our country’s most iconic venues — the city’s Madison Square Garden — but now I want to take it to you. I want to share with fans the world’s most powerful show at the largest concert venue in America: The National Football Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey — an arena so intimidating, so historic, so iconic and so majestic that, in a way, it’s almost like you’ve taken home the whole world.”
“There is no doubt that my music and my stage show will be the perfect fit for this stadium’s spectacular sound system and the excitement of millions of people around the globe,” she continued. “[But] with all of the hard work that Live Nation and its partners put in during this year’s Red Tour, this will be a special night in every way.”
The company noted that each show will feature Taylor Swift and her band, including a “special” performance at the “Lion Heart” show at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J