Taylor Swift announces METTE, Griff and Benson Boone as new opening acts for London shows

The ‘Fortnight’ singer also shared her excitement at the song being no. 1 on the UK airplay chart.

Pop Culture & Art May 28, 2024
Taylor Swift (Courtesy: @taylorswift on Instagram); METTE (@mettenarrative on Instagram), Griff (@wiffygriffy on Instagram), Benson Boone (@bensonboone on Instagram)

Taylor Swift is welcoming new artists aboard for her London shows on the European leg of her Eras Tour.’

The star took to her Instagram story to announce artists, METTE, Griff, and Benson Boone as the new opening acts for her tour, alongside Paramore - initially announced as the main opening act.

Posting a picture of her tour dates, the 14-time Grammy winner celebrated her song, ‘Fortnight’ going number one on the UK airplay chart, alongside an announcement of new opening acts.

The caption read, “I just found out Fortnight is #1 on the UK airplay chart!!! You guys are amazing and I can’t wait to see you SO soon!!” 

Courtesy: @taylorswift on Instagram Stories

“Thought this might be a fun time to announce the first group of opening acts I’ll be adding to the London shows, going on before @paramore. I chose artists whose music I love listening to, and I can’t wait for them to add an extra jolt of excitement to our shows at @wembleystadium in June.”

Including the artists’ accounts in her post, she wrote, “@mettenarrative, @wiffygriffy, and @bensonboone, welcome to The Eras Tour!!”

For those unaware of the openers, here’s a little background on each act.

Rising star METTE has made waves in the music scene with her hit single 'MAMA'S EYES', which not only clinched the top spot on the UK Club Chart but also earned a prestigious Ivor-Novello Award nomination for 'Best Contemporary Song'. 

With her debut EP, 'METTENARRATIVE' and high-profile performances at The Fashion Awards and on platforms like Jools Holland, METTE's magnetic presence continues to captivate audiences globally. 

She recently released the music video for her new single 'BET.'


A post shared by METTE (@mettenarrative)

Sarah Faith Griffiths, better known as Griff, has been a notable figure in the English pop scene since her breakthrough in 2019 with the single 'Mirror Talk'. 

Winning the Rising Star award at the 2021 Brit Awards underscored her potential early in her career. Her mixtape 'One Foot in Front of the Other' garnered both commercial success and critical acclaim, setting the stage for her upcoming debut studio album 'Vertigo'. 

Griff's fresh sound and heartfelt songwriting continue to resonate with a growing fanbase, promising a thrilling addition to the opening acts for Taylor Swift's Eras Tour.


A post shared by Griff (@wiffygriffy)

Benson Boone
American talent Benson James Boone burst onto the music scene via TikTok, captivating listeners with his emotive songwriting and multi-instrumental prowess. 

Discovered by Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, Boone quickly made his mark with 'Ghost Town', achieving international chart success. His recent hit 'Beautiful Things' topped the UK Singles Chart and made a significant impact on the Billboard Hot 100. 

Boone's debut album, 'Fireworks & Rollerblades', showcases his unique blend of introspective lyrics and catchy melodies. With over 60 million monthly listeners on Spotify, Boone is a rising star set to enchant audiences as he joins the line-up for Taylor Swift's tour.


A post shared by Benson Boone (@bensonboone)


Swift’s ‘The Eras Tour’ will continue in London on June 26.


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