Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Tour
Written By Carrie Edelstein
Photo Credit: Benny Horne
The wait can feel like an eternity from the time a superstar announces a highly anticipated tour and tickets go on sale, until the date she actually arrives in your hometown. No doubt the hard core fans known as the “Swifties” are literally counting down the days until Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Stadium Tour is finally in St. Louis. Believe it or not, tickets are still available for the concert, which is September 18 at The Dome at America’s Center.
The ‘Reputation’ tour began back in May and will come to a close in November after Swift performs 53 shows in 36 cities. She will have hit seven countries and four continents, making this the tour of 2018. Rolling Stone wrote, “Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Tour is her finest yet.” Both The Guardian and Metro called it, “A triumph.” The Los Angeles Times said, “Swift gave a master class in the constructive use of the modern technology that allowed her to establish and nurture an exceptionally powerful connection with a massive audience.”
For the non-Swifties, wannabe Swifties and newbies to her kingdom, there are multiple components which make this tour and album Swift’s best yet. The album itself has many tracks co-written by Jack Antonoff who also has written and produced for Lorde and P!nk in addition to having his own band, the Bleachers. As for the concert, Swift performs for more than two hours (a set list of 24 songs to be exact which includes new tunes and old ones with a fresh twist) across three separate stages, giving fans a great view of the show from every seat. The main stage is 110-feet tall, featuring an even taller video wall that curves and continues into the floor. Taylor herself plays electric guitar, piano and acoustic guitar. Another huge bonus for fans is supporting acts Camila Cabello and Charli XCX. Cabello has said she was a huge Swift fan before she ever even met Swift. And if previous supporting acts like Shawn Mendes and Ed Sheeran are any indication of how Swift feels about Cabello, we think she’s a pretty big fan too!
Swift is a ten-time Grammy winner and has been singing and writing songs since she was little. Reputation the album was the biggest selling album of 2017 and number one in more than 111 countries on iTunes’ sales charts upon release. With almost 1.3 million albums sold in a seven day period, Taylor is the only artist in history to have four consecutive albums sell over one million copies in their first week of release (2010’s Speak Now, 2012’s RED, 2014’s 1989 and 2017’s Reputation).