As Taylor Swift fans desperately await their pop idol to announce tour dates to accompany her forthcoming album Reputation, some will get a sneak preview with two performances at multi-act radio shows in December. The singer is set to join 99.7 Now!’s Poptopia in San Jose on December 2 and Chicago’s B96 Jingle Bash on December 7.
Over the summer, Swift released two single tracks- “Look What You Made Me Do” and “Ready For It”- along with the announcement of her sixth studio album, out November 10, and its corresponding tour. Swift definitely aimed to make headlines when she dropped somewhat of a pop song version of a diss track, addressing her long-time feud with rapper Kanye West, on “LWYMMD”. She may not have been pleased to instead spark news stories about the fact that she asked fans to purchase her merchandise to increase their chance at scoring concert tickets.
Nevertheless, Swift fans are a committed bunch. Tickets are sure to sell fast to see Taylor perform for the first time since a special pre-Super Bowl show in Houston back in February, which she at the time alleged would be her only concert of 2017.
Poptopia will take place at the SAP Center, and Swift co-headlines with another huge pop star, Ed Sheeran, with supporting acts including The Chainsmokers, Fifth Harmony, Niall Horan, Khalid, Logic, and Dua Lipa. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, October 14 at 10 AM.
At the Jingle Bash at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Swift is joined by The Backstreet Boys, Fifth Harmony, Logic, and Sabrina Carpenter. Tickets went on sale Saturday, October 7.
Swift is known for making her fans wait it out; the release of Reputation comes a full three years after her last album, 1989, marking the longest period between the singer’s albums to date. A rep for Swift confirmed to Variety her performances at Poptopia and Jingle Bash, but would not comment on a timeline for the full tour.