AceShowbiz - The city of Glendale, Arizona will be given a new name in Taylor Swift's honour to celebrate the launch of her US tour. The singer is due to begin "The Eras" tour at Glendale's State Farm Stadium with a pair of shows on March 17 and March 18 before heading to Las Vegas on March 24 and officials have decided to celebrate Taylor by temporarily changing the city's name.
"There is no need to calm down, we're fearless and doing something highly unusual to celebrate the fact that Taylor's concerts start right here!" read a statement from city officials as they namechecked a number of the pop star's songs. "We know all too well that she's one of the most influential artists of her generation and we are writing our own love story for her and greeting every Swiftie in style!"
Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers is expected to announce the city's new name on March 13 and it will remain in effect across March 17 and 18 - the days Taylor is performing in Glendale.
Reports suggest the city's Westgate Entertainment District shopping centre will also display welcome messages to the singer and restaurants around town will change their menus to offer meals inspired by Taylor.
The "Shake It Off" star previously announced Glendale as the first stop on her tour when she confirmed the dates last year. In a tweet launching the tour, she wrote, "I'm enchanted to announce my next tour, 'Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour', a journey through the musical eras of my career (past present!) The first leg of the tour will be in stadiums across the US, with international dates to be announced as soon as we can!"
She later added eight more shows to the US tour bringing the total number of stops to 35.