Taylor Swift announces The Eras Tour, first major tour in over five years

The tour will first visit stadiums in the US, with international dates to be announced soon. Support slots include acts like Paramore, Gracie Abrams and Gayle.

Taylor Swift has announced The Eras Tour, her first major tour in five years. 

The news comes hot on the heels of Taylor's recent album Midnights recording a record-breaking opening week on the Official Charts, as both it and lead single Anti-Hero debuted at Number 1 in the UK

And it seems that The Eras tour is going to do exactly what it says on the tin and take fans through a journey through each of Taylor's very distinct album eras - from Taylor Swift all the way through to Midnights.

In a statement, Taylor said: "I’m enchanted to announce my next tour: Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour, a journey through the musical eras of my career (past & present!)."


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The Eras Tour will begin in earnest across US stadiums next year, with international and UK dates yet to be announced. 

Taylor also announced which artists will be joining her on tour, and its a great roster; pop-punk icons Paramore (!), Beabadoobe, Phoebe Bridgers, Girl In Red, MUNA, HAIM, Grace Abrams, GAYLE and Owenn. 

Midnights joins Taylor’s previous eight UK chart-topping albums, all achieved consecutively; Red (2012), 1989 (2014), reputation (2017), Lover (2019), Folklore (2020), Evermore (2020), Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (2021) and Red (Taylor’s Version) (2021). 

With nine consecutive Number 1 albums, Taylor officially holds the record the fastest succession of nine UK Number 1 albums of any female artist, overtaking Madonna. 

She also leapfrogs Kylie Minogue to now become the female solo artist with the second-most Number 1 albums in UK chart history. Only Madonna, with 12, has more.

Anti-Hero also became Taylor's second UK Number 1 single, her first being 2017's incendiary Look What You Made Me Do. This week, however, the track has some serious competition to stay at Number 1 for a second week, thanks to Rihanna's comeback Lift Me Up and Sam Smith & Kim Petras.