another record for the singer at La Défense Arena

another record for the singer at La Défense Arena
another record for the singer at La Défense Arena

First set at 42,000 spectators, the gauge was increased to 45,000 per concert (including nearly 20,000 in the pit and around 3,200 VIPs) “for the first time” in the history of Paris La Défense Arena, specified its vice -president Bathilde Lorenzetti.

Among them, around 30% foreigners, including 20% ​​Americans, she told AFP before the shows. The high ticket prices across the Atlantic partly explain this craze. Parisian spectators spent 180 euros on average to obtain their tickets, according to Ms. Lorenzetti.

For her, the event went “extremely well” and marks “a new stage” for Paris La Défense Arena, inaugurated in Nanterre in 2017, after the three Rolling Stones concerts in October of the same year and the nine dates by Mylène Farmer in 2019.

Between rehearsals and shows, Taylor Swift, magazine’s 2023 personality of the year Timeand his staff of 200 people spent ten days at Paris La Défense Arena.

A successful first step in Europe

The artist’s sixth tour, called “The Eras Tour”, began in March 2023 in the United States, before touring the American continent, Asia and Australia.

At the end of last year, it became the first tour in history to sell more than a billion dollars in tickets. A figure that is expected to more than double by the time it expires in Canada in December.

This precise three-and-a-quarter hour show retraces the eleven albums (since “Taylor Swift” in 2006) that propelled her from a rising star in American country to the biggest international pop star, with 110 million monthly listeners. on Spotify (compared to 70 for Beyoncé or Dua Lipa).

The former “America’s Little Bride” must then travel to Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Lyon (June 2-3), the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Poland and Austria. Each time with a considerable impact expected on the local economy. Various studies estimate the impact to be between $5 and $10 billion in the United States alone.

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