Owen, formerly known as Christian Owens, has made major strides since serving as Taylor Swift’s backup dancer.
After working with Swift on her Reputation tour and appearing in her “Lover” music video, Owenn is now reflecting on the life-changing experience of running multiple shows on Swift’s hugely successful The Eras Tour.
Expressing his excitement, Irving described the opening show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in late May as a surreal moment.
Speaking of electronic! The news he admitted, Coming from New York City, the location holds special meaning to him, and he couldn’t believe he was actually on the MetLife Stadium stage.
“Honestly, it’s amazing, it’s kind of surreal,” Owen said.
Since then, Irving has supported Swift in multiple cities, including East Rutherford (May 28), Chicago (June 2-3), Detroit (June 10) and Pittsburgh (June 17). ). He also has opening spots on the upcoming Eras Tour in Minneapolis (June 24) and Los Angeles (August 4).
Throughout the journey, Owen learned a lot from watching Swift. He emphasized the value of witnessing her work in her presence, as it provided him with real-life lessons and insights. Working with Swift since 2015, Irving has gained confidence as a performer, knowing that Swift believes he is an artist.
“The real advice is actually to look at the atmosphere,” he told electronic! “I’ve worked with Taylor for a long time since 2015, so seeing her work in front of her is the best advice.”
“Know if [Taylor] Without trusting me like she did, I wouldn’t be on that stage,” he said.
“It’s like her ultimate co-signment as one of the greatest artists in the world, but also someone who understands business and understands her music. So, to be on that stage and be specifically chosen by her is just a crazy co-signment , is a crazy thing in itself… the final imprint.”
Owen sees Swift’s recognition as the ultimate recognition that she’s one of the world’s greatest artists with both musical and business acumen.