Taylor Swift is everywhere. The more you try to escape her, the stronger her presence is. She is simply an undeniable force. General fandom around the pop superstar/singer-songwriter has been intense for years. However, it’s reached a new level thanks to her “Eras Tour.”
Swift’s ongoing “Eras Tour” is projected to gross a staggering $2.2 billion in North America alone, according to CNN Business. Her tour has provided a massive boost to the local economies of the cities where she performs. Fortune noted Swift’s tour is on track to generate a nearly $5 billion boost in consumer spending. This is the result of people traveling to see Swift and spending money on hotels, food and other goods. Just how significant is that number? Dan Fleetwood, President of QuestionPro Research and Insights told GlobalNewsWire, “If Taylor Swift were an economy, she’d be bigger than 50 countries.”
With this kind of popularity, it’s not shocking that Swift has gotten a lot of attention from other artists in the music world, including some icons. She did the honors of inducting Carole King into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2021. She also notably performed “As Tears Go By” with the Rolling Stones in 2013. Swift says in the video below, “That’s one of the only bands where you see these fans who’ve been coming to shows for decades, and they always want to come back. The way you see them give everything they have for every single performance, that’s what makes fans loyal to them, and that’s been a huge influence on my entire outlook on my career.”
Over the years, several iconic rock stars have said very kind things about Swift. Keep scrolling to see just six examples of their praise of Swift, from funny stories to more poignant moments.