The arrival of Taylor Swift at one of Japan’s main airports on Sunday created mayhem as fans struggled to get a glimpse of the pop icon. Security guards at Tokyo Narita Airport estimated thousands of fans of the US songstress jostled for autographs and to touch her or snap selfies with her in the background.
The scrum had a knock-on effect with one celeb news website claiming the departure times of two flights were delayed and there were major traffic jams both on the airport’s grounds and in its immediate environs. The 25-year-old Swift was at the airport ahead of two concerts scheduled for tonight and tomorrow.
The twin concerts at the Tokyo Dome are the opening ones for the 1989 World Tour. The singer of numbers such as Shake It Off and Blank Space is all set to wow Japanese audiences with her inimitable performances.
After the Tokyo performances are over, the singer is due to return to the US with the 1989 World Tour. A series of US gigs will kick off with a date in Las Vegas on Friday 15 May. After that, she will perform in cities such as Pittsburgh and Charlotte.
The gigs are scheduled to take up the remainder of 2015 and will see Swift cross the Atlantic for dates in locations including London’s Hyde Park and Dublin. The tour winds up in Australia a few weeks before Christmas with appearances at major venues in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.