Taylor Swift has announced a UK and Ireland stadium tour for 2018.

The 'Shake It Off' hitmaker will perform shows in London, Manchester and Dublin in June next year in support of her sixth studio album 'Reputation', which became the fastest-selling record in its first week of sales in the US, the eighth largest in American history.

It's been two years since the 27-year-old superstar toured, the last run was her '1989 World Tour' for her fifth album '1989'.

Taylor fans - known as Swifties - in the UK have another opportunity to see their idol perform as she will take to the stage at this year's Capital Jingle Bell Ball at London's The O2 arena on December 10, her only date of 2017.

However, tickets sold out in record time.

'Reputation' features a collaboration with Ed Sheeran and Future, titled 'End Game', and her recently released singles 'Look What You Made Me Do' and '...Ready for It?'.

The 15-track album - produced by Jack Antonoff, Max Martin, Shellback and Taylor herself - is her first record for three years since '1989', which was released in October 2014.

A few days after the record's release on November 10, Taylor ventured out to Target budget store in the US to meet and greet Nashville residents, but also to keep up her tradition and get her hands on the compilation for herself.

The star documented her surprise visit on her Instagram Story, speaking in one of the clips, she said: ''We always have this tradition of going to Target to go buy the album, and so we're gonna go do that.''

Tickets for the 'Taylor Swift Stadium Tour' go on sale on December 1.

However, those who subscribe to TaylorSwift.com will gain early access to purchase tickets on November 29.

Taylor Swift's 2018 UK and Ireland tour dates are as follows:

8 June 2018, Manchester, Etihad Stadium

15 June 2018, Dublin, Croke Park

22 June 2018, London, Wembley Stadium Connected by EE