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).
20 – CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, La.
22 – LSU Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge
30 – Ford Field, Detroit
2 – KFC Yum! Center, Louisville.
3 – Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
6 – Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
8 – Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, N.C.
9 – PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C.
13 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
20 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany
21 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Holland
23 – The SSE, Hydro Glasgow, U.K.
24 – Arena, Manchester, U.K.
27 – British Summertime Hyde Park, London
6 – Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa
7 – Bell Centre, Montreal
11 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ.
13 – Nationals, Park Washington, D.C.
18 – Soldier Field, Chicago
24 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
25 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
1 – BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, BC.
4 – Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta
5 – Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta
8 – CenturyLink Field, Seattle
15 – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
17 – Gila River Arena, Glendale, Ariz.
18 – Gila River Arena, Glendale, Ariz.
25 – Staples Center, Los Angeles
26 – Staples Center, Los Angeles
29 – PETCO Park, San Diego
4 – EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City
5 – Pepsi Center, Denver
6 – Pepsi Center, Denver
9 – Fargodome Fargo, N.D.
11 – Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul
12 – Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul
16 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
17 – Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
18 – Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
21 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.
22 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.
25 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
26 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
2 – Rogers Centre, Toronto
3 – Rogers Centre, Toronto
8 – Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines
9 – CenturyLink Center, Omaha
10 – CenturyLink Center, Omaha
13 – Scottrade Center, St. Louis
14 – Scottrade Center, St. Louis
17 – AT&T Stadium, Dallas
20 – Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.
21 – Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Greensboro, N.C.
24 – Georgia Dome, Atlanta
27 – AmericanAirlines, Arena Miami
31 – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
* Additional shows will be announced in Asia and Australia