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Over a yr since she first launched her record-breaking Eras tour in Glendale, Arizona, Taylor Swift has lastly landed within the UK.

The pop star is kicking off the UK leg of the tour on Friday 7 June with three nights at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, the place she’s going to carry out a staggering setlist of songs that span her extraordinary profession.

This can embody tracks from her 2012 album Crimson, her twin albums Folklore and Evermore, 2016’s Fame, and her newest No 1 file, 2024’s The Tortured Poets Division.

Hundreds of followers have already been photographed queuing outdoors Murrayfield Stadium within the hopes of securing the very best spot within the non-seated ticket space, regardless of gates not opening till 4pm on Friday (7 June).

For months, cities internet hosting Swift’s stadium reveals have been making ready to be inundated by followers, lots of whom gained’t have tickets to the reveals however merely need to have a good time whereas their favorite star performs.

Final month, Barclays claimed that the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer’s tour might generate near a £1bn enhance for the UK financial system, with followers forking out on journey, lodges, eating places, buying and merch.

Taylor Swift fans pose with merch as they queue outside Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland, the day before the pop star headlines the first of her UK Eras shows
Taylor Swift followers pose with merch as they queue outdoors Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland, the day earlier than the pop star headlines the primary of her UK Eras reveals (Getty Pictures)

Tradition secretary Lucy Frazer instructed The Unbiased: “From stadium excursions to open mic nights, we all know all too effectively that dwell music is a vital a part of British tradition. Swiftie Mania has enchanted a legion of fearless followers throughout the nation who’re in for a spectacular present with Taylor’s 15 UK dates this summer season.

“They aren’t solely set to generate almost a billion kilos for the financial system however will enhance our good tourism sector as we welcome gig-goers from all over the world.”

In the meantime, London mayor and “proud Swiftie” Sadiq Khan mentioned he was excited to welcome Swift to London, which she paid tribute to in her 2019 hit, “London Boy”.

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On it, the pop star sings about her love of assorted places across the metropolis, together with “nights in Brixton, Shoreditch within the afternoon”.

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London serves as a backdrop in songs on The Tortured Poets Division in a extra heartbroken context, nonetheless, as Swift delves into the aftermath of her break up from her boyfriend of six years, English actor Joe Alywyn, in addition to her temporary fling with The 1975 frontman Matty Healy.

“As a proud Swiftie, I’m very excited that the outstanding Taylor Swift is coming to London subsequent month and her superb fanbase right here within the capital and past will give her an enormous London welcome,” he mentioned.

“Taylor’s determination to carry out extra nights of her record-breaking Eras tour in our capital than anyplace else is additional proof that London’s music scene by no means goes out of favor,” he added, referring to the lyrics of the pop singer’s hit 2014 single “Fashion”.

Taylor Swift fans queue outside Murrayfield Stadium
Taylor Swift followers queue outdoors Murrayfield Stadium (Getty Pictures)

He continued: “Her eight gigs throughout June and August will convey greater than half 1,000,000 music followers collectively, offering an enormous enhance to our hospitality sector and wider financial system.

“I hope it can encourage much more individuals to benefit from the improbable vary of dwell music accessible in our metropolis, together with grassroots music venues, and encourage the following era of London’s musical expertise.”

You will discover all of Swift’s scheduled UK tour dates right here.

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