Ending her reign as Canada’s anti-hero, Taylor Swift has announced six Canadian concert dates for her Eras tour.
The pop superstar’s previously released schedule had conspicuously left off any stops north of the border, while hitting 50 stops across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
But as the scheduled shows stretched into late 2024, fans across the country expressed surprise — and tried to convince Swift to change her mind.
The campaign to bring Swift to Canada spread all the way to government. Alongside a pun-laden tweet by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Edmonton MP Matt Jeneroux said he would file a grievance “on behalf of all Swifties” who wanted to see the singer perform in the country.
The revised schedule includes Canadian shows, but they are all in one city: Toronto.
Swift will be performing at the Rogers Centre on Nov. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 in 2024, according to a post on her Instagram account. She will be the first musician to ever play that many shows in a row at the stadium, Rogers shared in a press release.
While Swift has played in Canada in the past, her presence in the country has been dwindling — at least physically.
Her 2018 Reputation Stadium tour similarly made Rogers Centre its only stop, though with only two shows there instead of six. That show marked the last time Swift performed in Canada.
All of her previous tours included at least two Canadian cities: 2015’s world tour for her album 1989 included concerts in Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver along with Toronto, while 2013’s Red tour included Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto.
For fans across Canada holding out hope, more late add-on dates may be possible.
As is common for major stadium tours, Swift often adds additional cities as she tours — including Edmonton’s inclusion nearly four months after her Red tour’s initial shows were announced.
But even with additional dates, Swifties can still expect a cruel summer — and fall, winter and spring.
Back when the Eras tour’s Ticketmaster presale opened in Nov. 2022, fans reported so much difficulty purchasing tickets it led to heated questions in a U.S. Senate hearing with Ticketmaster’s parent company Live Nation Entertainment.
The huge number of fans — as well as bots — quickly crashed the site, and caused multiple people to lose their spot in line and chance to get a ticket for themselves.
“We apologize to the fans, we apologize to Ms. Swift, we need to do better and we will do better,” Live Nation’s president and chief financial officer Joe Berchtold said at the January hearing.
Verified fan registration for Toronto’s show is open on Ticketmaster now while tickets go on sale Aug. 9.