Taylor Swift: why did singer join Haim at London O2 concert, does she live in UK, are they touring together?

The singer admitted it was nice to be back on stage as she joined trio Haim at the O2 in London.

Fans who were cheering on the American rock band Haim were treated to a great surprise as Taylor Swift joined the band on stage at the O2 in London

Fans were clearly overwhelmed by the appearance of Swift, with many who posted videos on social media capturing visible loud screams due to Swift’s cameo appearance.

With Swift making an appearance, it raised suspicions that she may join the rock band on further shows.

Taylor Swift attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Why did she join Haim at their O2 concert?

Swift and the rock band have a long-standing history, as they opened for Swift during her 1989 tour in 2015.

The group also featured on Swift’s 2020 album Evermore, collaborating with the singer on the track “No Body, No Crime”.

It’s also possible that Swift came on because she missed performing, with the singer noting she hadn’t “been on stage in a very long time” also stating that it was “nice” to be back.

The band, which is made up of sisters, were halfway through singing their hit single ‘Gasoline’ where they took a break to introduce the superstar.

One member, Alana Haim said: “Wait, you guys. We’re in London, we can’t play in London without bringing out a special guest.

“Because not only is this person that I’m about to bring out the most incredible singer, songwriter, producer, f***** amazing person all around, she’s one of our close friends”

And then out came Swift to a chorus and screams and cheers.

Sisters Danielle, Este and Alana Haim make up the band (Getty Images)

Does Taylor Swift live in the UK?

Swift is very private about her private life, choosing to rarely post on social media and is rarely snapped by paparazzi since her ill-fated romance with Thor actor Tom Hiddlestone.

However, that brief romance, that produced the iconic ‘I (Heart) T S’ t-shirt donned by Hiddlestone didn’t put Swift off pursuing romances with English actors, and she has since been in a long-term relationship with Londoner Joe Alwyn.

The pair first met at the Met Gala in 2016, and reportedly started dating a few months later in October of the same year.

In March 2021, it was reported that she was living in a £7million pad near Primrose Hill with her boyfriend, who is equally secretive about his private life.

Sources close to the people said that she and Alwyn wanted a bigger place to stay during their time in the UK, and it’s also reported that the house is close to her exes Harry Styles and Tom Hiddlestone, in the posh north London neighbourhood.

Styles dated Swift around 2012 when he was still a member of One Direction, whereas Hiddlestone dated her a few years later.

Who is Taylor Swift?

Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter.

Her rise to the top started at the tender age of 14,  when she moved from West Reading, Pennsylvania, to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career in country music.

She signed a songwriting contract with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2004 and a recording deal with Big Machine Records in 2005, and released her eponymous debut studio album in 2006.

Taylor Swift was part of the lineup for Glastonbury 2020 (Pic: Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

Her career has been trophy laden as she has won She has received 11 Grammy Awards (including three Album of the Year wins), an Emmy Award, 34 American Music Awards (the most for an artist), 29 Billboard Music Awards (the most for a woman) and 58 Guinness World Records, among other accolades

In terms of record selling, she is right up there, too, with over 200 million records sold worldwide, Swift is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Eight of her songs have topped the Hot 100, and her concert tours are some of the highest-grossing in history.