Fresh off its biggest music event ever with Garth Brooks’ four-show stand last weekend, Rupp Arena announced Monday morning that Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour — named for her latest album, not any revolutionary time-travel breakthroughs — will come to Lexington on Oct. 20, 2015.
Swift has played Rupp three times in the past, most recently her mammoth Red Tour in April 2013.
The 1989 Tour will launch in Louisiana in May and will get to Kentucky fairly quickly, on June 2 at KFC Yum Center in Louisville.
Rupp Arena consistently attracts top-tier country acts, but since the opening of the Yum Center, rock and pop shows have tended to gravitate to Louisville. Swift says 1989, which was released last week, marks her transition from country to pop, but she is keeping a date with Lexington.
Tickets for some venues are scheduled to go on sale Nov. 14, but Rupp Arena tickets will go on sale at a later date, Rupp spokeswoman Sheila Kenny said. Prices were not included in the tour announcement.