Taylor Swift Breaks Arizona Stadium Attendance Record Ahead of 'Reputation' Tour
By Jennifer Drysdale
Taylor Swift'sReputation Tour hasn't even started, and she's already breaking records!
The "Delicate" singer kicks off her tour at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on May 8, and she has broken the venue's concert attendance record, Tom Sadler, President and CEO of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, confirms to ET.
The previous record was held by One Direction who had 56,524 concert-goers in 2014.
Swift celebrated the news on her Instagram Story on Friday while also giving fans a tease of her "Rep Room," where she'll be meeting a few special Swifties after the show.
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"During the show, we always pick people to come after the show to say hi," she explained, noting the Red tour's Club Red and Loft 89 from the 1989 tour. "We're going to be looking in all kinds of different ways to find people that I can meet after the show, which I am so excited about."
The 28-year-old singer then gave a quick walk-through of the area, which includes a giant snake centerpiece and a throne in one corner. "Side note, I just got the news that you guys broke the attendance record for the stadium in Glendale, so that's just... that's really great. Thank you so much for that," Swift said, before showing off her cat, Meredith's, adorable reaction to the news.
"When I first met her four years ago, I was like, 'I really love you,'" the "Havana" singer said of meeting Swift for the first time at the MTV Video Music Awards. "I was like, 'Man, I really look up to you. You really inspire me.'"
"She was one of the people that made me wanna start songwriting, so it's really amazing," she added.