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Glendale's temporarily changing city's name to welcome Taylor Swift

The city will announce on Monday its new symbolic name that will be in effect while Taylor Swift is performing at State Farm Stadium.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The City of Glendale is planning to change its name next week to welcome pop star Taylor Swift as she kicks off her national tour at State Farm Stadium. 

Mayor Jerry P. Weiers is expected to read aloud a proclamation on March 13 that will temporarily change Glendale's name while the Grammy-winning musician is performing in the city.

The symbolic name will only remain in effect until March 18.

The city said it wanted to do "something highly unusual" to celebrate Swift's decision to launch her tour in Arizona.

The Westgate Entertainment District is expected to put up welcoming messages and local restaurants will be offering Swift-themed menu items, according to the city.

Swift's "The Eras" tour starts with two nights in Glendale before heading to 19 other cities across the country.

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