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Tay-Tay is due to start the UK leg of her critically acclaimed reputation Tour in Manchester
next week and we can’t wait. Taylor Swift is currently touring around the world on her
reputation Stadium Tour and it’s one of the best shows you’ll see this summer! The ‘Shake it
Off’ singer will play shows across Manchester, London and Dublin throughout June, kicking
things off at the wonderful Etihad Stadium in Manchester this Friday (June 8th) Here’s what to expect…
Swifty hasn’t performed in Manchester since 2015, we know fans have been counting down
to June 8 th and 9 th since the start of her reputation Tour. Taylor has only engaged in small UK
performances recently, delivering small sets at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball last December
and the BBC Music Biggest Weekend in Swansea just last week and these shows weren’t on the scale of what we can expect to see on her tour.
She will have an incredible three stages for her UK dates so wherever fans are seated, they can see her up-close! In fact, the main-stage is 110-feet tall and features a 172×40-feet video wall that curves and continues into the floor.
The video wall even opens up and transforms to create new looks throughout the night. It’s a sight to see (we’ve been scrolling through Instagram and we’re sure photos don’t do it justice)! It’s one of the largest stages ever created and has been purpose built just for this tour - wow! Swift performs 14 out of
15 songs, only eliminating ‘So it Goes…’ from her new album reputation and she also brings back 10 of her fan favourites. The singer has been surprising crowds throughout the tour so far with a surprise song each night.
And, let’s not forget ALL the special guests the tour has seen so far including Shawn Mendes, Rebel Wilson, Troye Sivan and Selena Gomez - who will appear at her UK shows? During her 1989 World Tour in 2015, she had the likes of Justin Timberlake, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, and Mick Jagger join her on stage.
If you’ve not grabbed your tickets yet, help us to #OutTheTout and order quickly through Seat Surfer, we have tickets for all of her UK dates available at face-value from £55 to protect real Swifty fans! The stage times for the tour are still yet to be confirmed, however, we can expect the show to kick off in-style with Charli XCX and Camila Cabello between 18:30 and 19:00. Make sure you arrive early, Taylor is offering fans free light-up wristbands when you enter the gates. They are synchronized with the music to create a super cool light show around the stadium!
If you don’t want to see any spoilers (scroll past the setlist now), but here’s what we can expect to hear on the night if the singer follows the same setlist as previous dates on the reputation Tour:
...Ready for It?
I Did Something Bad
Style / Love Story / You Belong With Me
Look What You Made Me Do
King of My Heart
Shake It Off
Dancing With Our Hands Tied
Bad Blood / Should've Said No
Don't Blame Me
Long Live / New Year's Day
Why She Disappeared
Call It What You Want
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together / This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
We know it’s going to be a spectacular show - with fireworks to finish at the end! Boom!
If you are attending one of Taylor’s shows, remember, fans will have to pass through security on your way into the venue, so do allow extra time. We understand bags larger than A4 size are not allowed into the stadiums, and neither are selfie sticks, long umbrellas, tablets, cameras, or glass. Make sure you check with the venue where you are seeing Taylor for rules and restrictions before you set off to the show.
Have an amazing time!