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Taylor Swift sells out fast

Friday, October 23, 2009 – The first tickets for Taylor Swift's Fearless 2010 Tour went on sale this morning, and all tickets for the 15 shows put on sale were gone within minutes, including 4 shows in the New York area that all sold out in 2 minutes.

The sold out shows include arenas in Newark (2 shows), Uniondale, NY (2 shows), Philadelphia (2 shows), Houston (2 shows), Detroit (2 shows), Washington DC, Dallas, Kansas City, Austin, and Corpus Christi.

Swift is on the road for 37 shows in 29 cities in 22 states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada, plus 7 dates in Australia. Kellie Pickler will be the featured artist on all of the North American dates, and Gloriana returns to open all of the shows.

Every available seat in Madison Square Garden in just 60 seconds, according to Swift's publicist.

Apparently, thousands of people who bought tickets may not be attending the shows, however. On eBay this afternoon, more than 1,500 auctions were listed for tickets for Swift shows. The top priced tickets were $8,100 for 2 tickets to a show in Corpus Christi, Texas on March 12, 2010.

Swift will be on television on Oct. 27 on Dancing with the Stars (ABC) and on Oct. 29 on The Ellen Degeneres Show (syndicated).

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Journey to Fearless DVD
Part Behind The Music style documentary and part concert film, Taylor Swift's new Blu-ray release offers an interesting hybrid approach to the typical live performance video - an approach that hits more than it misses. "Journey To Fearless" focuses on Swift's meteoric rise from aspiring grade-school singer/songwriter to award-winning country and pop megastar while sprinkling in live performances. Hardcore Swift fans will find a lot to love on this single-disc set (which is also »»»
Speak Now CD review - Speak Now
Taylor Swift has made the best CD of her young career with her fourth CD. The biggest difference is that Swift's singing, spotty on previous releases and live performances, is far far superior here. Swift wrote all 14 songs here, which like her other albums tend to deal with relationships that have gone south. Swift's songwriting always has been one of her strengths, and that continues to be the case here - both lyrically and musically. Put simply, Swift knows a lot about penning »»»
Fearless CD review - Fearless
Taylor Swift took the county world by storm with her huge selling debut and its five hit singles. With a huge marketing push and myspace, Swift was on her way. Kind of like an Avril Lavigne for the teen female country set. Sophomore slump? There's no indication of that. Swift once again writes her material - all 13 songs here with help sometimes from Liz Rose, Colbie Caillat and John Rich. Swift writes of what she knows about - relationships and teen love come and gone in songs speak to her fans. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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