Taylor Swift, whose new album 1989 entered the UK charts at Number 1, has announced THE 1989 WORLD TOUR. The UK leg includes arena shows in Manchester and Glasgow - her first ever live show in Scotland - and sees Taylor headline Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2015.
LONDON, UK, 3 NOVEMBER, 2014 – Seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift announced The 1989 World Tour on Good Morning America this morning just days after performing an epic concert in Times Square to over 20,000 fans, wrapping up promotion of her history making fifth studio album, 1989. The 1989 World Tour will kick off on 20 May, 2015 in Louisiana, USA.
The 1989 World Tour will encompass eight countries and span four continents including North America, Europe, Australia and Asia*. Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy will be main support along the North American tour while singer, songwriter and viral sensation Shawn Mendes will support the global superstar along her North American stadium dates.
The UK leg of The 1989 World Tour will kick off on 23 June in Glasgow at The SSE Hydro – Taylor’s first ever live show in Scotland. The tour then hits Manchester on 24 June at the Manchester Arena, before Taylor headlines Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2015 in London on 27 June.
Tickets for the Glasgow and Manchester shows will go on-sale to the general public at 9:30am on Friday 7 November, 2014 via AXS.com and Ticketmaster.co.uk. American Express® Card Members will have access to purchase tickets via www.axs.com/amexpresale for an exclusive presale period (which runs from 9:30am, Tuesday 4th November and ends 9.30pm, Thursday 6 November). Tickets for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2015 will go on general sale at 9am on Monday 10 November. General ticketing and on-sale information for The 1989 World Tour, including VIP packages, will be available at TaylorSwift.com.
Taylor's sold out The RED Tour encompassed more than 85 shows spanning four continents, including five sold out shows at London’s The 02. The North American portion alone included 13 stadium stops and saw Taylor play to more than 1.36 million fans in 46 cities in 29 states. While in Australia Taylor became the first solo female artist in twenty years to undertake a national stadium tour there; and in China her Shanghai arena show sold out in one minute, making it the fastest ticket on-sale in Chinese history.
Taylor’s critically acclaimed fifth studio album, 1989 topped iTunes’ sales charts in 95 countries on its release and was the highest selling first week release of 2014 in the US. In the UK 1989 debuted at no 1 in the official album charts, selling more than all the other albums in the top 5 combined, and selling more in its first week here than any other female artist’s album this year. ‘Shake It Off’, the first single off 1989, peaked at No. 1 in 64 countries on iTunes and has sold in excess of two million downloads in the U.S. alone. ‘Shake It Off’ peaked at No.1 on iTunes in the UK, spending three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the radio airplay charts, eleven consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the official singles chart, and nearing platinum certification.
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Taylor Swift, is a global superstar, seven-time GRAMMY winner and the youngest winner in history of the music industry's highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. Taylor is the only artist in music history to have an album (2010's Speak Now, 2012's RED and 2014's 1989) hit the 1 million plus first-week sales figure three times in the US. She is the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 in the U.S. with three consecutive studio albums. Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone's prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, Time magazine has named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world, and she is Billboard's youngest-ever Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honor twice.
Taylor has career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and almost 80 million song downloads, and is one of the top 5 selling digital music artists worldwide. Taylor's forth studio album RED, released two years ago on Big Machine Records/Virgin EMI, peaked at no. 1 on iTunes in over 50 countries and has sold more than 6 million copies to date, including over half a million copies in the UK where it debuted at No. 1 in the official album charts, and more than 1.2 million copies in the U.S., (where it scored the highest first-week sales debut of any album in over a decade).
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THE 1989 WORLD TOUR 2015
20 May Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
22 May Baton Rouge, LA LSU Tiger Stadium
30 May Detroit, MI Ford Field
02 June Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
03 June Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
06 June Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field
08 June Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
09 June Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
13 June Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
20 June Cologne, Germany Lanxess Arena
21 June Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome
23 June Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro
24 June Manchester, UK Arena
27 June London, UK British Summertime Hyde Park
06 July Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
07 July Montreal, QC Bell Centre
11 July East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
13 July Washington, DC Nationals Park
18 July Chicago, IL Soldier Field
24 July Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium
25 July Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium
01 Aug Vancouver, BC BC Place Stadium
04 Aug Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
05 Aug Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
08 Aug Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field
15 Aug Santa Clara, CA Levi's Stadium
17 Aug Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
18 Aug Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
25 Aug Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
26 Aug Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
29 Aug San Diego, CA PETCO Park
04 Sept Salt Lake City, UT EnergySolutions Arena
05 Sept Denver, CO Pepsi Center
06 Sept Denver, CO Pepsi Center
09 Sept Fargo, ND Fargodome
11 Sept St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
12 Sept St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
16 Sept Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
17 Sept Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
18 Sept Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
21 Sept Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
22 Sept Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
25 Sept Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
26 Sept Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
02 Oct Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
03 Oct Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
08 Oct Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
09 Oct Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
10 Oct Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
13 Oct St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
14 Oct St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
17 Oct Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium
20 Oct Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
21 Oct Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
24 Oct Atlanta, GA Georgia Dome
27 Oct Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
31 Oct Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium
* Additional shows will be announced in Asia and Australia
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