Haim Announced as Opening Act for Taylor Swift

Courtesy of nypost.com
Courtesy of nypost.com

Country superstar Taylor Swift went on social media to announce Haim will be joining her 1989 World Tour. “The girls and I got to talking and I’m overjoyed to announce that @haimtheband will be joining The 1989 World Tour!! TOURING W/ SQUAD YESSSS.” The band of sisters will open for Swift on her upcoming tour dates in North America. Haim is expected to open for the country singer for seventeen shows, across seven US cities. The band’s three-month stint with Swift will include traveling to East Rutherford (New Jersey), Washington (D.C.), Chicago (Illinois), Foxborough (Massachusetts), Los Angeles (California), Nashville (Tennessee), and St. Louis (Missouri).

Haim recently announced they are working on their sophomore album. The producer from their debut album, Ariel Rechtshaid, will also produce their second project. The band’s first album, Days Are Gone, reached the top of the charts in the UK. It also made an impressive Number 6 debut on the Billboard 200 chart in the US. Haim is nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammy Awards, and the band will be going up against Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Brandy Clark, and Bastille. Haim is the first sister trio to receive a Grammy nomination for best new artist. 

Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour will launch in Tokyo, Japan on May 5th. Besides Japan and North America, Swift will also make stops in Europe and Australia. Shawn Mendes and Vance Joy will also open for Swift on select tour dates. Swift’s 1989 album is expected to be the Number 1 album in the country again, when the new Billboard charts are revealed on February 4th. This will mark the album’s tenth non-consecutive reign at number one, making 1989 the twelfth album in the Nielsen era to spend ten weeks on the top of the charts. 

To date, 1989 has sold over four million copies, it also moved over one million copies in its debut week. Although the album wasn’t nominated for a Grammy Award this year (it was released after the Grammy deadline), 1989’sShake It Off” is nominated for three Grammy Awards. The song’s Grammy Award nominations include Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance.