Taylor Swift Will Spend Singles' Day in Guangzhou this Year

By Bryan Grogan, September 19, 2019

0 0

Singles’ Day is all about celebrating your independence, spending a hell of a lot of money and, if you’re in Guangzhou this year and lucky enough to grab tickets, seeing Taylor Swift live at Tianhe Sports Center

That’s right! Moldy, as she is nicknamed in Chinese, is planning to swing by the Southern city on November 11, according to Southern Metropolis Daily. A letter from the Ministry for Culture and Tourism was sent to Guangzhou Lefu Culture Development Co. Ltd. on September 18 approving the fan meeting. 

Notable here is the term fan meeting, distinct from a concert it seems, with the live show aimed specifically at Swifty fans. 

Swift loves her Chinese fans, as shown by her decision to include two exclusive songs for the Chinese market on the digital version of her most recent album, Lover. That album proved to be a massive hit with Chinese fans. With music lovers clamoring to pick up presale copies of the record, Lover shot to the top of Chinese music charts. Swift also recorded thank you messages for fans in China who bought and listened to her album, while huge digital billboards promoting Lover were spotted around Guangzhou at the end of August. 

It is, as yet, unclear how many tickets will be available and for whom. According to the microblogging site of Shangli Skyline Ticketing there will be 8,000 tickets available for the show, with lottery codes sent to fans who have bought Swift’s latest digital album. 

Fans of the popstar are understandably excited by the news. One Weibo user posted “getting tickets to Taylor Swift’s Guangzhou concert will be more difficult than a Jay Chou concert,” while another wrote “I have loved her for eight years, please choose me.” 

In a somewhat bizarre, and hilarious, turn of events, fans have been posting pictures of themselves alongside Swift merchandise. If nothing else, this fan meeting announcement has given the world these pictures: 

c54eed4fgy1g73vnkxv0mj20u00u0q7d.jpg
Image via @霉霉的第四只猫/Weibo

006Bmoqigy1g73t14vhdlj30u00vlk3v.jpg
Image via @_XJR_/Weibo


Image via @Ryantrong/Weibo

EXPLAINER: Why Taylor Swift's Chinese Nickname is Moldy

[Cover image via @taylorswift/Instagram]

more news

China’s Indie Music Scene – Going Mainstream?

MusicDish founder Eric De Fontenay shares his thoughts on the current state of indie music in China.

25 Awesome Sanya Events: Pool Parties, Music Festivals & More

Get free group tickets with this easy giveaway.

'Unplugged' Live Music in Beijing

'Get Unplugged' was hosted by Music Dish and featured performances by three distinct singer-songwriters.

Conflicting Tides: Digital Streaming and Live Music in China

Consumption of digital music in China is growing rapidly. But does this growth come at a loss for the live music industry?

Live Beijing Music Founder Will Griffith is Bidding Beijing Adieu

Will Griffith has been at the forefront of documenting the weird and wonderful underground music scenes in Beijing for the better part of the past decade.

Chinese Host Apologizes for Touching Taylor Swift

Weibo erupted in the aftermath of the event, at which Chen can be seen placing his hand on Swift's back and on her hand at multiple points.

Taylor Swift Will Headline the Singles’ Day Gala 2019

The pop singer would be joining famed Chinese musical acts like G.E.M. and Jackson Yee, of TF Boys fame.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at thatsonline for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in China With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Magazines!

Visit the archives