Taylor’s one Aussie show announced
Taylor Swift is heading to Australia to take part in one of our biggest national events.
Victoria Racing Club announced today that the 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer will appear at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day on November 5.
Swift, 29, will perform two songs from her critically-acclaimed new album, Lover, ahead of the famous $8 million race.
It will be her only Australian performance.
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The VRC is SUPER excited to announce ten-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, record-breaking global superstar @TaylorSwift will be performing at Flemington on @LexusAustralia Melbourne Cup Day! The American singer-songwriter will sing two of her latest hits in the Mounting Yard ahead of ‘the race that stops a nation’™ in what will be Taylor’s only public appearance in Australia following the release of her critically-loved smash seventh studio album Lover. For information on how to purchase tickets visit the link in our bio. We can’t wait to see what she will perform! And sorry Taylor, we’ll try to calm down. #MelbCupCarnival #MelbourneCup
The Herald Sun reports that in a statement to promoter Michael Gudinski - who co-ordinated the deal for VRC - Swift expressed her excitement over the big event.
"I can't wait to come to Melbourne, and I can't wait to come to the Melbourne Cup," she said "I've heard so much about the race."
Swift will be on tour in Asia in November, allowing her to make the quick trip to Australia with minimal fuss.
The announcement follows a report in the Herald Sun last month that race officials were in talks to secure either Swift, Shawn Mendes or Camila Cabelo to perform on the big day.
Multi-award-winning British singer Sam Smith was the major international act at last year's Melbourne Cup.