Taylor Swift has announced that some of the best queer musicians will be on her highly anticipated 2023 tour.
The Eras tour will have nine different opening acts, including Phoebe Bridgers, a Grammy-nominated openly bisexual rock star, Girl in Red, known for her sapphic bops, MUNA, a three-piece electro-pop queer band, and baba doobie, a Filipino-British bisexual singer.
Other opening acts include Gracie Abrams, who has been a Taylor Swift fan for a long time, GAYLE, whose song “ABCDEFU” went viral on TikTok in 2021, and OWN, who used to tour with Swift as a backup dancer and was her “Lover” music video.
HAIM, a group of sisters who are close friends with the singer, will also be on the tour. They worked together on a music video for Taylor’s latest album, Midnights, and surprised fans when they brought Taylor on stage to sing a mix of “Love Story” and “Gasoline” at a live show in London earlier this year.
The rock band Paramore, which was nominated for a best new artist in 2008, will finally be playing on opening night.
This Taylor Swift tour is going to go down in history, and gay Swifties are already having a party.
TAYLOR SWIFT IS PLAYING MINNEAPOLIS PRIDE WEEKEND WITH GIRL IN RED I AM SCREAMING CRYING THROWING UP
— Melissa Stewart (@LissaJoStewart) November 1, 2022
Taylor Swift has a large queer fan base, and she has been a supporter of the queer community for a long time by giving money to LGBTQ+ advocacy groups, campaigning for the Equality Act in public, and helping her queer fans.
Since her Reputation Stadium tour four years ago, this will be Taylor’s first tour. Swift had planned to go on tour during her Lover era in 2019, but because of the pandemic, those plans had to be put on hold.
Since then, she has put out three new albums: Folklore in 2020, Evermore in 2021, and Midnights in 2022. She has also re-recorded some of her older albums. This tour will be a celebration of all of her different album “eras,” showing off the wide range of music she’s made over the course of her career.
I’m enchanted to announce my next tour: Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour, a journey through the musical eras of my career (past & present!) The first leg of the tour will be in stadiums across the US, with international dates to be announced as soon as we can!https://t.co/KFuqvrhSGo pic.twitter.com/eVyTcuW8sK
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 1, 2022