Tay­lor Swift sets ‘Rep­u­ta­tion’ tour dates

The Day - - DAYBREAK - By AU­GUST BROWN

Tay­lor Swift’s long-awaited “Rep­u­ta­tion” is al­ready as­sured to be one of the best-sell­ing al­bum launches in re­cent his­tory. Now the singer has a sta­dium tour to go with it.

Swift an­nounced the first round of U.S. dates for her “Rep­u­ta­tion” tour on Mon­day morn­ing. It is set to be­gin May 9 in Ari­zona. It is sched­uled to wrap up in Texas in Oc­to­ber. The tour will in­clude a July 28 stop at Gil­lette Sta­dium in Foxborough, Mass.

This tour will make use of Tick­et­mas­ter’s Ver­i­fied Fan pro­gram, the ground­break­ing if con­tro­ver­sial ef­fort with which fans can boost their place in the ticket-buy­ing line (and hope­fully beat scalpers) by pur­chas­ing al­bums and mer­chan­dise and shar­ing Swift con­tent on so­cial me­dia.

The ef­fort al­ready seems to have worked in one re­spect: Last week, “Rep­u­ta­tion” sold an es­ti­mated 700,000 al­bums — that’s sales alone, not even stream­ing equiv­a­lents — on its first day of re­lease.

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