Touring

Taylor Swift breaks Anfield attendance record

Taylor Swift rounded off her three Eras Tour performances at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium by thanking fans and announcing that they had broken the all-time attendance record for the venue. 

The US singer kicked off the three-night stint at Anfield, home of Premier League club Liverpool, with the 100th show of the Eras Tour on Thursday. She then played again on Friday and Saturday.

There were at least 62,000 ‘Swifties’ packed into the stadium on the first night, beating the previous record of 61,905 set during an FA Cup game back in 1952.

In a post on Instagram, Swift wrote: “So many dream memories from Liverpool!! We played our 100th show on The Eras Tour (which feels truly deranged to say because this show feels new to me every time we play it).

“I want to say thank you to our Eras Tour crew, my fellow performers and band who have now committed hundreds of hours to putting on this show and giving their all on and behind that stage. I can’t believe the work ethic, creativity and dedication I get to be surrounded with every day.

“All 3 Liverpool crowds were so expressive and generous and endlessly FUN. Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend (you broke the all-time stadium attendance record!!) AND thank you to everyone who has come to any of the shows on The Eras Tour. It’s been the adventure of a lifetime because of you.”

Additionally, Swift used the 100th show as a platform to announce that the Eras Tour would indeed come to an end in December. The tour initially began in Glendale, Arizona in March last year.

Swift will next head to Cardiff tomorrow (Tuesday) before going on to perform at London’s Wembley Stadium for three nights. She will then play in Dublin on June 28, 29 and 30 before heading back over to mainland Europe.

She is set to return to Wembley for five nights between August 15-20 bringing her total performances in London to eight.

Elsewhere, two people have been arrested by police looking into allegations of ticket fraud relating to concerts in Cardiff. 

The Welsh capital is not only hosting Swift tomorrow, but has also welcomed sell-out performances by the likes of Pink at the Principality Stadium.