Jerry P. Weiers, mayor of the city of Glendale proudly unveiled the renaming of his city to honour 12-time Grammy winner, Taylor Swift. The city has been temporarily renamed to “Swift City” to mark the kickoff of Taylor Swift‘s The Eras Tour this weekend. Taylor’s upcoming tour was the reason for the massive Ticketmaster crash amid skyrocketing demand.
Welcome To ‘Swift City’!
JUST IN – Glendale Mayor temporarily renames the city “Swift City” in honor of @taylorswift13 kicking off her Eras Tour March 17th and 18th at State Farm Stadium @abc15 pic.twitter.com/F0aUl9vu4k
— Nick Ciletti (@NickCiletti) March 13, 2023
Taylor Swift, and particularly the Swifties are more than proud right now as Jerry P. Weiers, mayor of the city of Glendale unveiled the new name of his city to honour Taylor’s The Eras Tour, which kickstarts this weekend. In a ceremonial press conference, Jerry P. Weiers proclaimed:
“And now therefore, I, Jerry P. Weiers, mayor of the city of Glendale, on behalf of our city council, do hereby proclaim that on March 17 and 18, 2023, the city of Glendale will be renamed Swift City. And all Swifties are encouraged to share their smiles that could light up this whole town on all the social media platforms because the best people in life are free.”
According to various outlets, the city wanted to do “something highly unusual” for Swift to kick off her national tour in Glendale. Please note that the renaming of Glendale is temporary as the “Midnights” artist performs back-to-back shows at the newly christened “Swift City’s State Farm Arena.
More About Taylor’s Eras Tour….
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
After the back-to-back shows at the newly christened Swift City’s State Farm Arena, the “Anti Hero” singer will move to Las Vegas; Arlington, Tex.; Tampa, Fla.; Houston; Atlanta and beyond. Taylor will play in ‘Swift City’ for two nights on March 17 and March 18 before moving to Las Vegas on March 24.
FYI, the day Glendale became “Swift City”, Taylor Swift launched a new tour-centric portal on her official website. This provides fans access to The Eras Tour merchandise, a custom playlist and countdowns to her every stop on the much-awaited tour.
After a long hiatus from touring, Taylor Swift announced in November that she would be hitting the road again. She announced the U.S. dates of her upcoming tour following the release of “Midnights”, which became an instant hit.
As got the much-awaited tour, Taylor will be sharing the stage with opening acts Paramore, Beabadoobee, Phoebe Bridgers, Girl in Red, Haim, Gayle, Gracie Abrams, Muna and Owenn. Each show will see the combination of two artists. Gayle, who is opening the Arizona show with Paramore recently expressed her excitement about being called to Taylor’s tour.
She stated in an interview, “It just means the world to me and it just was really validating for me, especially at a very overwhelming time. I had no clue what I was going to do this year. I was like, ‘Oh my God, I had the best year of my life. What am I going to do next year?’ And she was like, ‘Here’s something to add to your calendar.’”
Taylor’s “The Eras Tour” created havoc since its announcement as it broke the records for most tickets sold in a single date. The sale caused a stir among fans who blamed Ticketmaster for various failures, bugs and poor business practices. But again, 2.4 million tickets were eventually purchased before the site crashed numerous times before the lucky ones finally got access.