Taylor Swift to bring stadium tour to Nashville in August 2018

The good news is Swift will invade NRG Stadium anyway next year thanks to her brand new tour.

Dates for the North American leg of Swift's tour were announced on Monday.

But true Swifties can register by November 28 to become a so-called "Ticketmaster Verified Fan" to score tickets earlier than the on-sale date.

Further down, the Kidz Bop Kids 2018 collection opens at 25, a special 25th anniversary edition of REM's Automatic For The People starts at 28, actor/TV presenter/singer Shane Richie is set to claim his first Top 40 album with A Country Soul now at 29, and remastered box set of Metallica's 1986 album Master Of Puppets is at 30. Go to TaylorSwift.com for additional details.

This is apparently the first round of dates for her much anticipated tour, with more to come.

She joins her pal and former opening act Ed Sheeran on the Superdome's 2018 concert schedule. "She performed the songs "...

The singer just celebrated the release of her album in the city on Saturday, with a stint on NBC's "Saturday Night Live".

Swift matches the four Digital Song Sales No. 1s that she logged from her prior album, 1989, the last set until Reputation to yield a quartet of leaders on the list.

Vanessa Coleman