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Taylor Swift Speak Now Tour set for '11

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 – Taylor Swift announced today that she will tour the world in 2011 in support of her "Speak Now" Swift is is currently slated to play 87 shows in 19 countries spanning 4 continents on the Taylor Swift Speak Now World Tour 2011, which kicks off Feb. 9 in Singapore. The 2011 dates will include six stadium shows - Foxborough, Mass.'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.

Swift will play shows throughout Asia and Europe during the first quarter of 2011, before kicking off her North American tour on May 27 in Omaha, Neb. 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.

"I'm so excited to go back out on tour again in 2011!" said Swift. "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."

Tour dates are:
Feb. 9 Singapore
Feb. 11 Seoul, South Korea
Feb. 13 Osaka, Japan
Feb. 16 - 17 Tokyo, Japan
Feb. 19 Manila, Philippines
Feb. 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
Aug. 2 - 3 Washington, DC
Aug. 6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug. 9 - 10 Chicago, Illinois
Aug. 13 Lexington, Kentucky
Aug. 14 St. Louis, Missouri
Aug. 18 - 19 Edmonton, Alberta
Aug. 23 - 24 Los Angeles, California
Sept. 1 - 2 San Jose, California
Sept. 3 Sacramento, California
Sept. 6 Portland, Oregon
Sept. 7 Seattle, Washington
Sept. 10 - 11 Vancouver, British Columbia
Sept. 16 - 17 Nashville, Tennessee
Sept. 21 Tulsa, Oklahoma
Sept. 24 Kansas City, Missouri
Sept. 27 Denver, Colorado
Sept. 28 Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct. 4 Little Rock, Arkansas
Oct. 5 New Orleans, Louisiana
Oct. 8 Dallas, Texas

The foreign tour dates were previously announced.

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