Taylor Swift Announces SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011

Taylor Swift Announces SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011NASHVILLE, Tenn.  (Profitable.com)  Taylor Swift announced today that she will tour the world in 2011 in support of her blockbuster Speak Now album, which shattered sales records with over a million copies sold in its first week of release.

Taylor is currently slated to play 87 shows in 19 countries spanning four continents on the TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011, which kicks off February 9th in Singapore.

The 2011 dates will include six stadium shows – Foxborough, MA’s Gillette Stadium, Detroit’s Ford Field, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium, and Dallas’s Cowboys Stadium. Taylor’s 15-month, 107-date FEARLESS 2009 / 2010 Tour sold out arenas and stadiums in 88 cities in five countries.

Taylor will play shows throughout Asia and Europe during the first quarter of 2011, before kicking off her North American tour on May 27th in Omaha, Neb. SPEAK NOW Tour dates are planned for later in the year in Australia and New Zealand. The North American leg of the tour is sponsored by COVERGIRL®, and ticket prices start at $25.

The SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011 is one of the most-anticipated musical experiences of the year, as Taylor’s live show is renowned for her incredibly high-energy theatrical presentation of graphics, sets and visual elements, all conceptualized by Taylor herself. During the course of her show, Taylor plays a variety of instruments and has multiple wardrobe changes. Each show, Taylor performs hit after hit from her three Big Machine Records albums, including the chart-topping “Mine,” “Love Story,” “You Belong With Me,” “Our Song,” and “Fifteen.”

“Swift’s fans don’t just believe in her savvy songwriting and gracious, magnetic stage presence. They trust her as a peer,” raved the Los Angeles Times. “And if the unerring pleasures of her set – and the crowd’s Beatles-sized reactions – were any indication, they’ll be trusting her for a long time.” The (Phoenix) Arizona Republic wrote: “Swift shoots to superstardom. Her two-hour set at the sold-out arena showed a level of creativity – and more important, sincerity – which many other acts don’t reach for decades, if ever. There is a new master of the stage in pop music moving quickly up the ladder.”

“I’m so excited to go back out on tour again in 2011!” says Taylor. “The FEARLESS Tour was so much fun and even more unforgettable than I ever imagined, and I can’t wait to get back out and play my new music from Speak Now! The fans have been so amazing, and I’m thrilled to play in new cities around the world and meet even more of my fans in 2011!”

The TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011 will include the following:

DATE CITY  
February 9 Singapore  
February 11 Seoul, South Korea  
February 13 Osaka, Japan  
February 16 & 17 Tokyo, Japan  
February 19 Manila, Philippines  
February 21 Hong Kong  
March 6 Brussels, Belgium  
March 7 Rotterdam, Holland  
March 9 Oslo, Norway  
March 12 Oberhausen, Germany  
March 15 Milan, Italy  
March 17 Paris, France  
March 19 Madrid, Spain  
March 22 Birmingham, UK  
March 25 Belfast, Northern Ireland  
March 27 Dublin, Ireland  
March 29 Manchester, UK  
March 30 London, UK  
May 27 & 28 Omaha, Nebraska  
May 29 Des Moines, Iowa  
June 2 & 3 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida  
June 4 Orlando, Florida  
June 7 Columbus, Ohio  
June 8 Milwaukee, Wisconsin  
June 11 Detroit, Michigan  
June 14 & 15 St. Paul, Minnesota  
June 18 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  
June 21 Buffalo, New York  
June 22 Hartford, Connecticut  
June 25 Foxborough, Massachusetts  
June 30 Greensboro, North Carolina  
July 1 Knoxville, Tennessee  
July 2 Louisville, Kentucky  
July 8 Charlotte, North Carolina  
July 9 & 10 Atlanta, Georgia  
July 14 Montreal, Quebec  
July 15 & 16 Toronto, Ontario  
July 19 & 20 New York, New York  
July 28 Grand Rapids, Michigan  
July 29 Indianapolis, Indiana  
July 30 Cleveland, Ohio  
August 2 & 3 Washington, DC  
August 6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  
August 9 & 10 Chicago, Illinois  
August 13 Lexington, Kentucky  
August 14 St. Louis, Missouri  
August 18 & 19 Edmonton, Alberta  
August 23 & 24 Los Angeles, California  
September 1 & 2 San Jose, California  
September 3 Sacramento, California  
September 6 Portland, Oregon  
September 7 Seattle, Washington  
September 10 & 11 Vancouver, British Columbia  
September 16 & 17        Nashville, Tennessee  
September 21 Tulsa, Oklahoma  
September 24 Kansas City, Missouri  
September 27 Denver, Colorado  
September 28 Salt Lake City, Utah  
October 4 Little Rock, Arkansas  
October 5 New Orleans, Louisiana  
October 8 Dallas, Texas  
   

Taylor Swift is a four-time GRAMMY winner, the top-selling digital artist in music history, has had singles top both the Country and Pop radio charts, and had the #1 best-selling album in any genre of music in 2009. With 1,046,718 copies sold in the US in the first week of release, last month her Speak Now album scored SoundScan’s biggest single-week sales total since 2005 and is the biggest debuting country studio album in history. With the release of Speak Now, Taylor made history on the Billboard Hot 100, charting a record-breaking 11 songs from one album in a single week. Taylor, who writes all of her own songs, has career record sales now in excess of 17 million albums and 31 million song downloads.

The North American leg of the TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR is sponsored by COVERGIRL®, and produced and promoted by The Messina Group (TMG.) The COVERGIRL® sponsorship is an expansion of the partnership announced earlier this year, when Taylor was named the newest COVERGIRL®. Taylor’s COVERGIRL® campaign is set to launch in January of 2011. TMG is a partner of AEG Live, one of the top live entertainment companies in the world, which produces world tours featuring internationally renowned artists and regional concerts and festivals. 

For more details, log on to www.taylorswift.com.