Taylor Swift announces 'Reputation Tour' special guests

Monday 10 September 2018

Taylor Swift announces 'Reputation Tour' special guests

Few weeks before the much-awaited Australia and New Zealand leg of the 'Reputation Tour', special guests joining Taylor Swift on stage have been finally announced. Supporting her on all Australian and New Zealand dates will be homegrown indie-pop duo Broods, plus internationally acclaimed pop trailblazer Charli XCX.

Reputation is 2017's biggest selling album, hitting the no.1 spot in over 111 countries on iTunes' sales charts upon release. It features chart-topping hits including '…Ready For It?', 'Call It What You Want', 'Gorgeous' and RIANZ no. 1 'Look What You Made Me Do'.

Taylor is a 10-time Grammy Award-winner and the youngest person in history to win the music industry's highest honour, The Grammy Award for Album of the Year, and the first female solo artist to win this prestigious award twice. With over 1 million albums sold in a seven-day period, Taylor is the only artist in history to have four consecutive albums sell over one million copies in their week of release (2010's 'Speak Now', 2012's 'Red', 2014's '1989' and 2017 'Reputation').

Broods—comprised of siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott—released their latest single 'Peach' in August. It is the first track to be lifted from their third album which is expected in early 2019. They had their breakthrough with the 2014 platinum single 'Bridges', from their full-length debut 'Evergreen'. The album reached no. 1 on the RIANZ charts and also spawned the platinum hit 'Mother & Father' and gold certified singles 'Four Walls' and 'Never Gonna Change'. In 2015, 'Evergreen' won Best Album and Best Pop Album at the VNZMAs, while Broods also claimed the Best Group and Radio Airplay Record of the Year award.

The duo released their follow-up sophomore RIANZ no. 1 charting record 'Conscious' in June 2016. The album featured another platinum single 'Free' as well as the gold certified hit 'Heartlines'. In 2016, Broods swept the VNZMAs, claiming Album of the Year, Best Group, Best Pop Album, People's Choice, and Single of the Year awards.

Opening the Auckland show will be 26-year-old Brit Charli XCX whose rise to global pop stardom has been meteoric. Regarded by The NY Times as a "pop royal", the Grammy nominated multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and artist is currently supporting Taylor on her U.S. stadium dates.

Charli has framed a career as one of the most respected and in demand songwriters in pop today. She is the force behind the platinum hit 'Boom Clap', gold single 'Break The Rules' and 'After The Afterparty'. She has also collaborated on massive millennial hits such as Icona Pop's 'I Love It', Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' and David Guetta's 'Dirty Sexy Money'. Charli's current trap-infused track '5 In The Morning' entered playlists across the world and exceeded six million streams in just a few weeks from release.

Final tickets for the Auckland show are on sale now.

For complete tour, ticketing and VIP Experiences information, visit Live Nation NZ.