Taylor Swift adds eight more concerts to US stadium tour

Taylor Swift announced on Friday morning that it would add eight more concerts to the American leg of its 2023 “Eras Tour”, in addition to the 27 that had already unveiled Start of the week.

In all eight cases, the new concerts are additions in cities that were previously on the schedule. In some cases, a one-night adventure becomes a two-night party, and in other cases where two nights were already planned at a location, a third has been added.

One of the venues that will now host a three-night stand is SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. The host venue for this year’s Super Bowl now has a third show, Thursday, August 3, 2023, to precede the previously announced August 4-5 dates.

Other cities besides LA that get a third night added are Philadelphia (May 14), Foxborough, Mass. (May 21) and East Rutherford, NJ (May 28),

The locations getting a second night are Tampa (April 14), Nashville on May 5), Seattle (July 23), and Santa Clara (July 28).

Swift has updated the chart containing all of her US tour dates to include the added shows. As before, it includes symbols to indicate which two opening acts will appear on which dates, including new ones:

Even with these additions, Swift remains remarkably true to the pattern established during her initial rollout, which is that she seems determined to only work weekends on this tour, or at least the US leg of it. Previous shows have found her reserved on Fridays and Saturdays. Four of those newly announced gigs have her playing on a Sunday, three are on a Friday, and only one, the LA addition, is on a Thursday, the only show to date that falls outside of a three-day weekend.

Tickets aren’t even on sale for any of the shows yet, so if Swift is adding those shows due to demand, that’s something her camp has been seeing since the first sign-ups to Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform, not yet. actual sales. But it also makes sense, especially after the phenomenal success of new album “Midnights,” that demand is likely to outstrip supply without putting multiple dates up for sale in most markets.

Three nights at SoFi might seem like a lot of supply, at first glance, but it’s not unprecedented for pop superstars, even during the venue’s short opening time. The Weeknd recently announced a third date for So Fi which will serve to cap off their Thanksgiving weekend tour. BTS played four nights at the LA Stadium late last year, grossing $33.3 million, which Billboard reported at the time was the biggest grosser for a series of shows at one location since 2012. If Swift were to add a fourth night at any stadium on her tour — and that’s a big if — and sell them all, she might beat BTS’s recent high benchmark.

The 2023 tour kicks off March 18, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona, the same city where his last outing, the “Reputation” tour, kicked off in 2018. (So far, Glendale remains among the cities that still have only only one show on the route.) LA is at the end of the race in early August.

No international dates have been announced, although Swift has promised they will be forthcoming.

The full list of newly added shows:

• Friday April 14 – Tampa, Florida – Raymond James Stadium

• Friday, May 5 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium

• Sunday May 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field

• Sunday May 21 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium

• Sunday May 28 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium

• Sunday July 23 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field

• Friday, July 28 – Santa Clara, California – Levi’s Stadium

• Thursday August 3 – Los Angeles, California – SoFi Stadium

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