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Houston gets a date with Taylor Swift on pop queen's 2018 stadium tour

Houston gets a date with Taylor Swift on pop queen's 2018 stadium tour

Taylor Swift at Club Nomadic
Taylor's on tour. Getty Images for DIRECTV

Dates have been released for the long-awaited much-anticipated stadium tour of pop queen Taylor Swift, and Houston made the list. The tour will launch in Arizona on May 8, 2018, and ends in Texas, with two stops. On September 29, Swift will perform at NRG Stadium, and the first leg of the tour concludes on October 8 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Swift was last here on a big tour in October 2015 at Minute Maid Park. She also performed a private concert  for 9,000 fans on the night before Super Bowl LI at Club Nomadic in Houston last February. It was her only public concert in 2017. Houston almost always appears on Swift's concert tours, as her mother is a Memorial High School and University of Houston graduate, and her aunt lives in Houston.

The Reputation tour comes three days after the release of the album of the same name. Reputation is Swift's sixth album, and has already produced a chart-topping first single, "Look What You Made Me Do." With more 10 million streams, it is the most-streamed song in a one-day period ever.

The song's lyric video also broke the standing record with over 19 million views. The music video also broke a record with 43.2 million views in 24 hours, shattering the previous record, which was a piddly 28 million views.

Swift is a 10-time Grammy winner. A singer, songwriter, musician, and producer.  She's the youngest person in history to win the Grammy for Album of the Year, and the first female solo artist to win this award twice.

Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. Time magazine has named her one the of the "100 Most Influential People" in the world and one of only eight candidates for their most prestigious honor, "Person of the Year," in 2014.

A Brit and Emmy award winner, Taylor is Billboard's youngest-ever "Woman of the Year" and the only artist to have been awarded this honor twice. Many, many accolades.

Tickets for the North American leg will go on sale on December 13. Fans will get the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the public on sale in North America via Taylor Swift Tix powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Registration is currently open and continues until November 28. General ticketing and on-sale information is currently available at TaylorSwift.com.

Tour dates are as follows:

May 8 Glendale, Arizona - University of Phoenix Stadium
May 12 Santa Clara, California - Levi’s Stadium
May 19 Pasadena, California - Rose Bowl
May 22 Seattle - CenturyLink Field
May 25 Denver - Sports Authority Field At Mile High
June 2 Chicago - Soldier Field
June 30 Louisville, Kentucky - Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
July 7 Columbus, Ohio - Ohio Stadium
July 10 Washington, DC - FedEx Field
July 14 Philadelphia - Lincoln Financial Field
July 17 Cleveland - First Energy Stadium
July 21 East Rutherford, New Jersey - MetLife Stadium
July 28 Foxborough, Massachusetts - Gillette Stadium
August 4 Toronto - Rogers Centre
August 7 Pittsburgh - Heinz Field
August 11 Atlanta - Mercedes-Benz Stadium 
August 14 Tampa - Raymond James Stadium
August 18 Miami - Hard Rock Stadium
August 25 Nashville - Nissan Stadium
August 28 Detroit - Ford Field
September 1 Minneapolis - U.S. Bank Stadium
September 8 Kansas City, Missouri - Arrowhead Stadium
Sept. 15 Indianapolis - Lucas Oil Stadium
Sept. 18 St. Louis - The Dome at America’s Center
Sept. 22 New Orleans - Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Sept. 29 Houston - NRG Stadium
October 6 Arlington - AT&T Stadium

Additional tour dates will be announced for the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.