Taylor Swift Biography
With her teenage girl diary lyrics and infectious country-pop hooks, Taylor Swift has single-handedly introduced the sounds of Nashville to a younger generation, becoming America’s National Sweetheart in the process. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1989, she travelled to Broadway for acting lessons as a youngster, but after discovering the likes of Faith Hill and Shania Twain, opted to pursue a career in country music instead. Before she had even reached her teens, she’d opened for Charlie Daniels, performed “The Star Spangled Banner” at various sporting events and began writing her own songs. After moving to Tennessee with her family, she secured a deal with Big Machine Records aged just 15 and released her self-titled debut in 2006. Described as a cross between Patsy Cline and Britney Spears by Rolling Stone magazine, it reached No.5 on the Billboard charts, spawned two No.1 country singles, “Should’ve Said No” and “Our Song,” and a US Hot 100 crossover hit, “Teardrops On My Guitar.” Swift then opened for a number of more established acts including Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley, whilst in 2007, she became the youngest ever artist to be named the Nashville Songwriters Association Artist of the Year. In 2008, she released her first chart-topping album, Fearless, Taylor Swift tickets for a tour of the same name and the biggest-selling country single of all time, “Love Story.” Swift then received a plethora of honours including four Grammys, the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year and an MTV Video Music Award for “You Belong To Me,” where her acceptance speech was famously interrupted by Kanye West. Following collaborations with John Mayer, Colbie Caillat and Boys Like Girls, she made her big-screen debut in romantic comedy Valentine’s Day and wrote all twelve songs on her second US No.1, Speak Now, whilst over 1.6 million Taylor Swift tickets were sold for its subsequent 13-month, 111-date world tour. In 2012, she contributed two songs to The Hunger Games soundtrack, duetted with B.o.B on Top 20 single, “Both Of Us,” and scored her first US Hot 100 number one with “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Its parent album, Red, achieved the highest opening first-week sales for over a decade to debut at the top spot before Taylor Swift tickets went on sale for a 60-date North America tour across 2013.
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Taylor Swift Tour Dates
"1989 World Tour" Dates
May 20, 2015 - Bossier City, La. at CenturyLink Center
May 22, 2015 - Baton Rouge, La. at LSU Tiger Stadium
May 30, 2015 - Detroit, Mich. at Ford Field
June 2, 2015 - Louisville, Ky. at KFC Yum! Center
June 3, 2015 - Cleveland, Ohio at Quicken Loans Arena
June 6, 2015 - Pittsburgh, Pa. at Heinz Field
June 8, 2015 - Charlotte, N.C. at Time Warner Cable Arena
June 9, 2015 - Raleigh, N.C. at PNC Arena
June 13, 2015 - Philadelphia, Pa. at Lincoln Financial Field
June 20, 2015 - Cologne, Germany at Lanxess Arena
June 21, 2015 - Amsterdam, Netherlands at Ziggo Dome
June 23, 2015 - Glasgow, Scotland at The SSE Hydro
June 24, 2015 - Manchester, England at Arena
June 27, 2015 - London, England at British Summertime Hyde Park
July 6, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario at Canadian Tire Centre
July 7, 2015 - Montreal, Quebec at Bell Centre
July 11, 2015 - East Rutherford, N.J. at MetLife Stadium
July 13, 2015 - Washington, D.C. at Nationals Park
July 18, 2015 - Chicago, Ill. at Soldier Field
July 24 & 25, 2015 - Foxborough, Mass. at Gillette Stadium
August 1, 2015 - Vancouver, B.C. at BC Place Stadium
August 4 & 5, 2015 - Edmonton, Alberta at Rexall Place
August 8, 2015 - Seattle, Wash. at CenturyLink Field
August 15, 2015 - Santa Clara, Calif. at Levi’s Stadium
August 17 & 18, 2015 - Glendale, Ariz. at Gila River Arena
August 25 & 26, 2015 - Los Angeles, Calif. at Staples Center
August 29, 2015 - San Diego, Calif. at PETCO Park
September 4, 2015 - Salt Lake City, Utah at EnergySolutions Arena
September 5 & 6, 2015 - Denver, Colo. at Pepsi Center
September 9, 2015 - Fargo, N.D. at Fargodome
September 11 & 12, 2015 - St. Paul, Minn. at Xcel Energy Center
September 16, 2015 - Indianapolis, Ind. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
September 17 & 18, 2015 - Columbus, Ohio at Nationwide Arena
September 21 & 22, 2015 - Kansas City, Mo. at Sprint Center
September 25 & 26, 2015 - Nashville, Tenn. at Bridgestone Arena
October 2 & 3, 2015 - Toronto, Ontario at Rogers Centre
October 8, 2015 - Des Moines, Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena
October 9 & 10, 2015 - Omaha, Neb. at CenturyLink Center
October 13 & 14, 2015 - St. Louis, Mo. at Scottrade Center
October 17, 2015 - Dallas, Texas at AT&T Stadium
October 20, 2015 - Lexington, Ky. at Rupp Arena
October 21, 2015 Greensboro, N.C. at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
October 24, 2015 - Atlanta, Ga. at Georgia Dome
October 27, 2015 - Miami, Fla. at American Airlines Arena
October 31, 2015 - Tampa, Fla. at Raymond James Stadium
Taylor Swift News
3-23-15: Taylor Swift continues to prove why she’s the savviest pop star in the business. Over the weekend, the “Blank Space” singer bought up several Top-Level Domains involving her name with adult themes, including TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult. Such a move allows Swift to officially own those domains before they go up for sale on June 1.
3-20-15: Nine days separate Taylor Swift from appearing at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles. The pop singer is up for four awards, including Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for “Shake It Off”. Her North American leg of the 1989 World Tour begins in late-May and travels across the U.S. and Canada through October 31, when it concludes at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
3-18-15: Taylor Swift will appear at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, which will be held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles next Sunday. The 1989 World Tour will make its way to North America in late-May with its first show slated to be played at the CenturyLink Center in Louisiana on May 20.
3-16-15: Taylor Swift will appear at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, which will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on March 29. Swift is nominated for four awards, including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Shake It Off”, Best Lyrics for “Blank Space” and Best Fan Army for “Swifties
3-4-15: Taylor Swift granted a terminally ill cancer patient’s final wish on Tuesday when she Facetimed Jalene Salinas, a four-year-old San Antonio native suffering from brain cancer. Swift will begin her 1989 World Tour in Tokyo this May and makes her way to North America beginning May 22 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
3-2-15: Just over nine weeks remain before Taylor Swift begins her 1989 World Tour at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. The singer will play two consecutive shows there before traveling to Las Vegas to play this year’ Rock in Rio festival on May 15. The North American leg of the 1989 World Tour begins on May 20 at the CenturyLink Center in Louisiana.
2-27-15: Less than three months remain before Taylor Swift begins her 1989 World Tour at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. The North American leg of the tour begins on May 22 at Tiger Stadium in Louisiana and will run through the U.S. and Canada until October 31, when it wraps at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
2-25-15: After the massive success of her single “Welcome to New York”, Taylor Swift reportedly donated $50,000 to the New York Department of Education on Tuesday. The singer’s 1989 World Tour will hit the New York Metro Area for two dates at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey this July.
2-23-15: Taylor Swift will begin the 1989 World Tour at the Tokyo Dome in Japan on May 5. The first North American leg will kick off at LSU Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on May 22. It concludes at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on October 31.
2-20-15: Taylor Swift is scheduled to perform at this year’s Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London next Wednesday. Her 1989 World Tour kicks off at the Tokyo Dome in Japan on May 5 and will hit North America later that month.
2-18-15: Taylor Swift is scheduled to perform at this year’s Brit Awards at the O2 in London next Wednesday. The singer appeared on The Tonight Show last night, performing a jumbotron skit imitating New York sports fans with host Jimmy Fallon.
2-13-15: The North American leg of the 1989 World Tour will kick off at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, Louisiana on May 20. The tour will run its first North American leg through June 13, when it wraps at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
2-11-15: Taylor Swift will perform at this year’s Brit Awards in London, which will be held at the O2 Arena on February 25. The singer will begin her 1989 World Tour in Tokyo in May, playing two dates at the Tokyo Dome on May 5 and 6.
2-9-15: Taylor Swift had a noticeable presence at last night’s Grammy Awards despite her option to pull out of a performance. The singer was kept separated from ongoing enemy Katy Perry and former flame John Mayer while also posing for pictures with Kanye West, who made headlines six years ago after stealing Swift’s award for Best Music Video and praising Beyonce.
2-5-15: Though slated to perform, Taylor Swift has announced that she will not play at this year’s Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday. The singer is still scheduled to play the BRIT Awards at London’s O2 Arena on February 28. The 1989 World Tour begins at the Tokyo Dome in Japan on May 5.
2-4-15: The North American leg of Taylor Swift’s 1989 Tour begins on Wednesday, May 20 at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, Louisiana. The leg will run through June 13 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia before heading to Denmark for two shows at the Lanxess Arena on June 19 and 20.
2-3-15: Taylor Swift has announced that HAIM will be the opening act on her upcoming 1989 World Tour, which is set to begin in May. Prior to the start of her massive World Tour, however, Swift is slated to perform at this year’s Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles this Sunday. She’ll then head to London to perform at the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena on February 25.
2-2-15:Taylor Swift made a big announcement for her 1989 World Tour over the weekend. While Vance Joy was already scheduled to be the opening act across the tour, Swift announce that Haim would also be an opener for select dates. Swift and the girls of Haim are good friends and they have popped up in Instagram and Twitter pictures together over the past week.
Haim will join Swift for eight dates on the tour in some of the biggest cities. There will be four dates in July, two in August and two in September.
The current average price across the whole 1989 World Tour is $275.37, while the average price for the dates with Haim is $308.68. The dates with Haim are:
- July 10 at MetLife Stadium - East Rutherford, New Jersey
- July 13 at Nationals Park - Washington D.C.
- July 18 at Soldier Field - Chicago, Illinois
- July 24 at Gillette Stadium - Foxborough, Massachusetts
- August 21 at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California
- August 24 at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California
- September 25 at Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, Tennessee
- September 28 at Scottrade Center - St. Louis, Missouri
Only the concert at the Scottrade Center does not have additional dates at the venue. However, Haim will only be performing at the scheduled dates at those venues.
1-16-15: Taylor Swift will begin the first North American leg of her 1989 World Tour at the CenturyLink Center in Louisiana on May 20. The “Blank Space” singer will tour the U.S. and Canada exclusively through October, where she wraps at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on October 31.
1-14-15: 25 days remain before Taylor Swift is scheduled to perform at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 8. She’ll then play the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London on February 25.
1-12-15: Taylor Swift will perform at this year’s Grammy Awards, which will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8. The 25-year-old pop superstar will play her first show of the New Year in L.A. and will serve as a warmup to her 1989 World Tour that begins in May. The singer is slated to hit North America starting May 20 and will perform across the U.S. and Canada through the end of October.
1-9-15: Taylor Swift won three People’s Choice Awards Wednesday night, taking home awards for Best Female Artist, Favorite Pop Artist and Favorite Song for “Shake It Off”. The victories come just four months prior to Swift’s mega 1989 World Tour, which is slated to hit North America in mid-May and run through the end of October.
1-7-15: After denying rumors about dating Bradley Cooper, Taylor Swift has also received positive news from country star Eric Church, who recently took to the press to announce his affection for the 25-year-old’s latest release, 1989. Swift is slated to begin her 1989 World Tour in May with two dates at the Tokyo Dome in Japan.
1-5-15: Following a performance in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, Taylor Swift will take the month of January off before heading to the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London on February 25. She’ll begin her 1989 World Tour at the Tokyo Dome on May 5.
12-24-14: USA TODAY has named Taylor Swift 2014’s Artist of the Year. The world’s biggest pop star continues her onslaught on the music industry in the weeks following her latest release, 1989. She is slated to begin her 1989 World Tour in May and will likely dominate the secondary ticket market in sales in 2015. Her most recent RED Tour grossed more than $150 million.
12-22-14: Taylor Swift has let her fans and the media know of the outpouring of support she received from celebrities in the wake of pulling her music from Spotify last month. The country-turned-pop star will embark on the North American leg of her upcoming 1989 World Tour on May 20 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, beginning a six-month stint across the U.S. and Canada.
12-19-14: Taylor Swift appears on the cover of Hollywood Reporter’s “Rule Breakers 2014” issue dressed in a blue gown in a rabid pose, pulling her hair and screaming at the camera. The magazine shoot is just another huge publicity step for Swift, who has had a milestone year in the wake of releasing her latest album 1989. The record sold more than 1.2 million copies in its first week, surpassing Eminem’s 2002 release The Eminem Show as highest first week of album sales ever.
12-17-14: Just days after throwing an elaborate birthday bash to celebrate her 25th year, Taylor Swift will now ready to perform a New Year’s Eve concert in Times Square in conjunction with Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, which has been hosted by Ryan Seacrest since 2006. Swift embarks on her 1989 World Tour in May with three dates scheduled in Tokyo.
12-16-14: Taylor Swift will take some time off before her next show, which is scheduled for New Year’s Eve in Times Square as part of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. She’ll embark on her 1989 World Tour in May, making two stops in Tokyo before hitting the states later in the month.
12-12-14: Taylor Swift will play Z100 and KROQ’s Jingle Ball concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden tonight. The singer will then play the grand opening of the Taylor Swift Experience at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on Saturday. Her 1989 World Tour will begin in May, with dates currently scheduled across the world through next December.
12-10-14: Taylor Swift will play her next show at Z100’s Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Friday. The singer is scheduled to embark on her 1989 World Tour in May, beginning with three dates in Tokyo and traveling to North America for a six-month stint across the continent.
12-8-14: Taylor Swift will appear at Z100’s Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden this Friday. The singer is scheduled to embark on her massive 1989 World Tour in May, starting in Japan and making her way to North American arenas and stadiums later that month.
12-5-14: Taylor Swift will perform at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball concert tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The singer will then travel across the pond for a show at the O2 Arena in London on Sunday in conjunction with the London Jingle Ball concert, where she will perform alongside Ed Sheeran.
12-1-14: The 1989 World Tour will begin next May in Tokyo, Japan. Taylor Swift has enjoyed substantial success in the weeks following her latest album release, 1989. The singer will embark on a six-month excursion across the globe beginning in May and has announced dates through next October.
11-26-14: Taylor Swift will play her next show at the Staples Center for the L.A. Jingle Ball on December 5. The pop singer will play a string of dates through December, wrapping with Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on December 31, before beginning her 1989 World Tour in May of next year.
11-24-14: Taylor Swift performed her hit single “Blank Space” at the AMAs last night while also collecting the Dick Clark Award for Excellence, which is given to an artist who accomplishes historic feats in their career. Swift has made the record books for three consecutive albums that have sold more than one million copies worldwide, with “Speak Now”, “Red” and her latest “1989” all surpassing that number.
11-7-14: Earlier this week, Taylor Swift and her management pulled all of the singer’s songs from the popular streaming service Spotify. While it hasn’t been officially stated, the move was likely made to increase album sales for Swift’s latest record, 1989, which was released last week. Swift is set to embark on a massive world tour in support of the album and will hit the road in May of next year.
Taylor Swift Performance Videos
Taylor Swift Ticket Prices
Average Tour Price Since 2010
Five Most Expensive Shows on 1989 Tour
|Speak Now World Tour (2011-12)
|The Red Tour (2013-14)
|1989 Tour (2015)
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Five Least Expensive Shows on 1989 Tour
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