The queen of pop has released the dates for her Eras Tour in Australia, and she’s performing for a total of three nights in Melbourne! While we know most people don’t need to be told twice before scrambling for tickets, for those who are still only dabbling in the Tay Tay fandom, we thought we’d remind you what all the fuss is about. Here are 8 reasons why you should see Taylor Swift perform live.
1. Taylor Swift changed the music industry for good
Taylor Swift’s immense success as one of the best-selling music artists of all time has given her a powerful platform to drive significant changes within the music industry. Using her influence she has fearlessly shed light on various issues. This has lead to reforms in areas such as streaming platforms, ticketing services, and recording contracts. By using her platform, Swift has played a vital role in fostering a more equitable and just music industry, we’d expect nothing less from her!
2. Her lyrical genius is unmatched
Known for being extremely honest in her album lyrics, Swift’s vulnerability is one of the big reasons why fans connect so deeply to her songs. Her ability to craft lyrics that capture the intricacies of human emotions is truly remarkable. Whether it’s exploring the exhilarating highs of falling in love, the anguish of heartbreak, or the complexities of relationships, you know we’ll be belting out the lyrics on full volume.
3. Her music is enchanting in every genre
Besides just having incredible lyrics, Taylor Swift’s music is also incredible on a technical level. Her songs translate well into all genres and can be played on all instruments without losing any of their charm and wonder. A great way to appreciate the depth of her artistry is by listening to classical renditions of her music.
One of the best ways to hear her music classically performed is by attending a Candlelight Concert. At these concerts a string quartet will perform some of Taylor Swift’s best songs surrounded by hundreds of flickering candles. Never in your Wildest Dreams have you heard her music in such an enchanting venue!
4. She’s the queen of breakup songs
Belting out Taylor Swift songs in your bedroom after a breakup is pretty much a right of passage at this point. There’s just something about her lyrics that seems to resonate with millions of people around the world.
And I know it’s long gone and that magic’s not here no more/ And I might be okay but I’m not fine at all
Whether you’re currently going through heartbreak or not, her lyrics will shatter your heart into a million pieces!
5. She’s playing 3 nights in Melbourne
With three opportunities to watch her live in Melbourne, you can’t say she didn’t give you enough opportunities! Taylor will be perfroming three back-to-back shows at the Melbourne Cricket Ground before heading to Sydney’s Accor Stadium for four shows. Those lucky enough to nab tickets will enjoy music from Swift’s full career, from Speak Now to Midnights. If you want to learn more about which dates and special surprises, check out all the info here!
6. She’s turned Pop into a multiplayer puzzle
There’s one thing that’s certain about Taylor Swift fans, they’re lowkey detectives and Taylor Swift is here for it! Through the use of hidden clues and Easter eggs, she has turned her music into a game for fans to decipher. From dissecting her lyrics to investigating each Instagram picture, anything could be a clue!
7. Taylor Swift owns her power
While for most artists, losing the rights to their music would be a massive blow, Taylor Swift somehow managed to turn it in her favour. Her re-recordings of Fearless and Red have topped the charts and pushed many people to fall in love with her music all over again. Absolute queen energy!
8. Her Eras tour is breaking boundaries
The Eras Tour is breaking records and redefining Taylor Swift’s live performances. The duration of each show extends just over three hours, making it the longest performance she’s ever done on tour. The impact of the tour on Swift’s album sales has also pushed several of her albums up the Billboard charts simultaneously. She has become the first living female artist with at least eight albums simultaneously in the top 40. Additionally, she stands as the only act to have at least nine albums simultaneously in the top 50 and the only living artist to have at least 10 albums simultaneously in the top 100.