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Fil-Brit musician Beabadoobee to join Taylor Swift in 'The Eras Tour'

By JUSTINE PUNZALAN Published Nov 03, 2022 8:15 pm Updated Nov 04, 2022 12:20 am

Taylor Swift is back to set concert stadiums ablaze and this time, the global pop icon is sharing the spotlight with a Filipino artist—the 22-year-old singer-songwriter Beabadoobee.

On Nov. 1, Swift took to social media to announce her upcoming concert series, titled "The Eras Tour," with the first leg set to take place in the US.

"I'm enchanted to announce my next tour: Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour, a journey through the musical eras of my career (past and present!)," the singer-songwriter wrote in her post. "The first leg of the tour will be in stadiums across the US, with international dates to be announced as soon as we can!"

The award-winning star also said she's "feeling like the luckiest person alive" to be taking "brilliant artist" with her on the tour. The list consists of foreign artists, namely Paramore, Phoebe Bridgers, Girl in Red, Muna, Haim, Gayle, Gracie Abrams, Owenn, and none other than the Philippines' own Beabadoobee.

The Gen Z musician, who will take part in Swift's tour as an opening act, likewise shared the news on her social media accounts, with the caption, "going on tour with @taylorswift13 holy sh*t, a dream come true."

Proving that her upcoming stint is indeed a wild dream become reality and one that she manifested, Beabadoobee also tweeted an old video where she said, "I've got a lot of people I wanna go on tours [with]." Then she coughed and said Swift's name. 

Beabadoobee, whose real name is Beatrice Kristi Laus, was born in Iloilo City but moved to London with her parents when she was three years old. 

She began her journey as a singer-songwriter by uploading her songs—including her first one, titled Coffee—and covers of famous tracks on YouTube in 2017. The following year, the then 18-year-old Beatrice was signed to the indepenent label Dirty Hit Records.

From then, the young musician produced five extended plays: Lice, Patched Up, Loveworm, Space Cadet, and Our Extended Play. Two years after her debut, in February 2020, Beabadoobee won the Radar Award at the 2020 NME Awards, which "celebrates the best emerging act currently making waves" in the industry.

In October of the same year, Beabadoobee released her first studio album Fake It Flowers, followed by Beatopia in July this year.

The singer-songwriter has performed as a supporting act during the 1975's "Music for Cars Tour," as well as the "Immunity Tour" of American singer Clairo.