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TAYLOR SWIFT REPUTATION STADIUM TOUR
New Zealand 2018
ANNOUNCING SPECIAL GUESTS
New Zealand, are you …ready for it? As her mammoth North American tour draws to a close, the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour lands in Australia next month for five massive shows, before igniting Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on Friday, November 9.
Slaying audiences with dazzling, powerhouse performances nearing two-hours, the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour celebrates the ten-time Grammy winner’s sixth studio album and fourth RIANZ #1, the critically-acclaimed reputation featuring tracks “…Ready For It?”, “Call It What You Want”, “Gorgeous”, RIANZ #1 “Look What You Made Me Do” and the latest Australian and New Zealand single “Getaway Car” (out now through Universal Music New Zealand).
Joining Taylor Swift on all Australian and New Zealand dates will be homegrown indie-pop duo, special guests, BROODS, plus internationally acclaimed pop trailblazer, CHARLI XCX.
Broods comprised of siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott, released their latest single “Peach” in August; the first track to be lifted from their third album which is expected in early 2019.
Broods had their breakthrough with the 2014 platinum single “Bridges”, from their full-length debut, Evergreen. Evergreen reached #1 on the RIANZ charts and also spawned the platinum hit, “Mother & Father”, and gold certified singles “Four Walls” and “Never Gonna Change”. In 2015, Evergreen won Best Album and Best Pop Album at the VNZMAs, while Broods also claimed the Best Group and Radio Airplay Record of the Year.
The duo released their follow-up sophomore RIANZ #1 charting record, Conscious, in June 2016. The album featured another platinum single, “Free”, as well as the gold certified hit, “Heartlines”. In 2016, Broods swept the VNZMAs, claiming Album of the Year, Best Group, Best Pop Album, People’s Choice, and Single of the Year.
Opening the Auckland show will be 26-year-old Brit Charli XCX whose rise to global pop stardom has been meteoric. Regarded by The NY Times as a “pop royal”, the Grammy nominated multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and artist is currently on tour supporting Taylor on her U.S. stadium dates.
Charli has framed a career as one of the most respected and in demand songwriters in pop today. She is the force behind the platinum hit “Boom Clap”, gold single “Break The Rules” and “After The Afterparty”; and has collaborated on massive millennial hits with Icona Pop, “I Love It”, Iggy Azalea, “Fancy” and David Guetta “Dirty Sexy Money”.
Charli’s current trap-infused track, “5 In The Morning”, entered playlists across the world and exceeded six million streams in just a few weeks from release.
Final tickets for the Auckland show are on sale now.
For complete tour, ticketing and VIP Experiences information, visit: livenation.co.nz.
About Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift’s critically-adored new album, reputation, was the biggest selling album of 2017 and #1 in over 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 week of release (2010's Speak Now, 2012's RED, 2014's 1989 and 2017’s reputation).
Taylor’s chart-topping first single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” broke multiple records within hours of its release. With over 10 million streams, it was the most-streamed song in a one-day period, the lyric video for “Look What You Made Me Do” broke the standing record with over 19 million views, while the music video shattered the original most viewed video (28 million) record with 43.2 million views in only 24 hours. Her previous single “Delicate” was the latest song off reputation to top the Pop and Hot AC charts.
Taylor is currently on the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour. 53 shows encompassing 36 cities spanning seven countries and four continents in seven months in 2018. It is the tour of 2018. “Taylor Swift’s ‘reputation’ Tour Is Her Finest Yet;” said Rolling Stone. Both The Guardian and Metro called it “A Triumph” while 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.”
Taylor is a ten-time GRAMMY winner, a singer, songwriter, musician and producer. She is the youngest person in history to win the music industry's highest honour, The GRAMMY Award for Album of the year and she is the first female solo artist to win this prestigious award twice. Rolling Stone listed Taylor as one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. Time magazine featured Taylor on their prestigious 2017 Person of the Year cover, named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world and was one of only eight candidates for the 2014 Person of the Year. A Brit and Emmy award winner, Taylor is Billboard's youngest-ever Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honour twice.
Broods released their new single “Peach” on August 7, 2018. The song’s kaleidoscopic sonic palette embraces buzzing guitar tones and choir-like harmonies along with woozy rhythms and intricate piano work while Georgia laments “I’m high and I’m low. No control. But everything looking peach now.” They explain: “As artists, you feel things at a much more extreme level than people who probably don’t spend most of their time inside their own heads. ‘Peach’ is about feeling all over the place all the time, and then celebrating those moments when everything feels awesome."
About Charli XCX
Charlotte Aitchison, aka Charli XCX, is fast becoming one of the hottest creators of her generation and is the award-winning talent behind the multi-platinum and global #1s “Fancy” and “I Love It” and the UK Top 10 “Boom Clap”. In 2017, she bookended the year with her ground-breaking, critically-acclaimed mixtapes ‘Number 1 Angel’ and ‘Pop 2’, featured on David Guetta and Afrojack’s global smash “Dirty Sexy Money” and released her standout summer crush anthem, “Boys”. On the latter, Charli took full creative control across casting, directing and producing the accompanying official video, which not only saw her flip the traditional male gaze on its head, but featured an all-star male cast including Stormzy, Mark Ronson, Diplo, Joe Jonas, Brendon Urie, will.i.am, Riz Ahmed + more.
Charli has won multiple awards including two Sesac Songwriter of the Year Awards, two Billboard Awards and a YouTube Music Award, alongside GRAMMY, BRIT and MTV EMA nominations. Not to mention the studio time she’s commanded with the likes of Blondie, Selena Gomez [Charli co-wrote her U.S. #1 “Same Old Love”], Gwen Stefani, Benny Blanco, David Guetta, Zara Larsson, Khalid and Diplo.