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Taylor Swift jets home as ‘chaos’ strikes before Aussie tour

Taylor Swift is believed to have touched down in Los Angeles after she jetted home for the Super Bowl — just days out from the beginning of her Australian tour.

Fans and aviation journalists believed they’d located her private jet, labelled ‘The Football Era’, when it departed Tokyo soon after she concluded a show in the Japanese capital.

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Her transportation plans onward to Las Vegas, where her boyfriend, NFL star tight end Travis Kelce, will play in the Super Bowl on Sunday (Monday AEDT, live and free on Channel 7 and 7plus), have yet to be revealed.

Representatives for Swift and VistaJet, the world’s only global private aviation company, did not immediately respond to AP’s request for comment.

Swift’s last song was still ringing in the ears of thousands of fans at the Tokyo Dome on Saturday night when the singer rushed to a private jet at Haneda airport, presumably embarking on an intensely scrutinised journey to see Kelce.

“This week is truly the best kind of chaos,” she posted on Wednesday on Instagram.

Swift’s race against time crossed nine time zones and the international date line.

Taylor has worn the ring to every NFL game she has attended. Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

With a final bow at the end of her sold-out show in Tokyo, clad in a blue sequined outfit, the crowd screaming, strobe lights pulsing, confetti falling, Swift disappeared beneath the stage and her journey to the other side of the world began.

Her expected trip to see Kelce’s Kansas City Chiefs play the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas has fired imaginations, and speculation, for weeks.

“I hope she can return in time. It’s so romantic,” said office worker Hitomi Takahashi, 29, who bought matching Taylor Swift sweatshirts with her friend and was taking photos just outside the Tokyo Dome.

About an hour after the end of the concert, AP journalists were near Haneda’s private jet area when minivans drove up and someone went inside the gate area, as four to five people carrying large black umbrellas obstructed the view of the person.

At Saturday night’s concert, there was plenty of evidence of the unique cultural phenomenon that is the Swift-Kelce relationship, a nexus of professional football and the huge star power of Swift.

In addition to people wearing sequined dresses celebrating Swift, there were Kelce jerseys and hats and other Chiefs gear.

Some spent thousands of dollars to attend the pop superstar’s concerts this week.

“Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone,” Swift sang.

She won’t find that Sunday in Las Vegas when a sold-out crowd, not to mention millions around the world, will be watching her.

To call the worldwide scrutiny of Swift’s travels intense is an understatement.

A private jet thought to have Taylor Swift aboard arrives at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday local time. Credit: Eric Thayer/AP

Fans have tracked her jet. The planet-warming carbon emissions of her globe-trotting travels have been criticised. Officials have weighed in on her ability to park her jet at Las Vegas airports.

Even Japanese diplomats have joined in.

The Japanese Embassy in Washington posted on social media that she could make the Super Bowl in time, including in their statement three Swift song titles — Speak Now, Fearless and Red.

“If she departs Tokyo in the evening after her concert, she should comfortably arrive in Las Vegas before the Super Bowl begins,” it said.

Takahashi, the fan at the Tokyo Dome, was aware of the criticism Swift has faced about her private jets but said the singer was being singled out unfairly.

“Many other people are flying on business, and she is here for her work. She faces a bashing because she is famous and stands out,” Takahashi said.

Swift has been crisscrossing the globe this week already.

Taylor Swift’s tour is about to hit Australia. Credit: Christopher Jue/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Mana

Before coming to Asia, she attended the Grammys in Los Angeles, winning her 14th Grammy and a record-breaking fourth Album of the Year award for ‘Midnights’.

She also made a surprise announcement that her next album is ready to drop in April.

Then the four concerts in Tokyo, and now the trip back to the States. She has followed Kelce for much of the Chiefs’ season.

Swift will then to fly to Australia later this week to continue her tour.

The Aussie tour kicks off with three dates at the MCG in Melbourne and four shows at Accor Stadium in Sydney — all seven performances sold out.

– with 7NEWS