Swift extends U.S. tour
Thursday, March 24, 2011
– Taylor Swift, who is in the final week of the European leg of her Taylor Swift Speak Now World Tour 2011, announced today she will extend the North American portion of the tour by 16 dates. New dates were added starting in September through late November.
Swift will now headline 78 shows in stadiums and arenas in 63 cities in 42 states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada this year.
The tour launched Feb. 9 in Singapore, kicks off in the U.S. on May 27 with 2 sold-out shows at the Qwest Center in Omaha and now wraps with two shows at Madison Square Garden just before Thanksgiving.
Adam Brand will open the Sept. 24 and the November dates, and David Nail will open the added October shows.
In his native Australia, Brand has three platinum and two gold albums, nominated four times for Best Country Album by ARIA (Australia Recording Industry Association), and winning a dozen CMAAs (Country Music Awards of Australia) including multiple wins in the Song of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year categories. Brand has an upcoming U.S. release on Arista Records.
MCA Nashville recording artist David Nail is scheduled to release his sophomore album in the fall, and his current single Let It Rainis the first offering from the still-to-be titled release.
New dates are:
Sept. 20 Bossier City, Louisiana CenturyTel Center
Oct. 14 Lubbock, Texas United Spirit Arena
Oct. 15 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Oklahoma City Arena
Oct. 20 San Diego, California Valley View Casino Center
Oct. 21-22 Phoenix, Arizona Jobing.com Arena
Oct. 25 San Antonio, Texas AT&T Center
Oct. 26 Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center
Oct. 30 Memphis, Tennessee FEDEX Forum
Nov. 5 Houston, Texas Minute Maid Park
Nov. 12 Tampa, Florida St. Pete Times Forum
Nov. 13 Miami, Florida American Airlines Arena
Nov. 17 Raleigh, North Carolina RBC Center
Nov. 18 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
Nov. 21-22 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
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