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TAYLOR SWIFT ANNOUNCES THE RED TOUR
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Columbus, OH – October 26, 2012 – Taylor Swift announced tonight that she will launch a North American stadium and arena tour in early 2013 in support of her blockbuster new album, RED. Taylor made the special announcement in partnership with ABC News on tonight’s primetime TV special “All Access Nashville with Katie Couric – A Special Edition of 20/20.” Watch the announcement here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoJj-5nAGpM. RED was released this week to widespread worldwide critical acclaim and has already topped the iTunes album sales charts in 40 countries.
On The RED Tour, Taylor is slated to headline 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces kicking off on March 13 in Omaha, Nebraska. Acclaimed singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose duet with Taylor from her RED album, “Everything Has Changed,” has already reached the #1 position atop iTunes all-genre Top Songs chart, will be a special guest. The RED Tour will be produced and promoted by The Messina Group (TMG). At Taylor’s request, every show will include tickets priced at under $50. TMG is a partner of AEG Live.
Taylor’s RED Tour is one of the most-anticipated musical events of 2013, as Taylor’s live shows are renowned worldwide for bringing her music to life with what Variety has dubbed “supreme spectacle” and Billboard has hailed as an “overwhelming experience…that blended the pacing, the music and the artist's personality in a way that transfixed.” During the course of every show, Taylor plays a variety of instruments and performs her biggest hits and fan favorites from her four Big Machine Records albums. A six-time GRAMMY winner, Swift is the youngest winner of the music industry’s highest honor, the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Her 2010 album, Speak Now, was lauded on Rolling Stone’s prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, and Time magazine has named Taylor one of the 100 most influential people in the world. For more details, log on to www.taylorswift.com and www.abcnews.com.