Wednesday, February 27, 2013
– Taylor Swift announced today she added four new guest artists to The RED Tour: Joel Crouse, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line and Casey James.
All but Crouse have released CDs with Massachusetts native Crouse just having released his first single. Florida Georgia Line is riding the wave of having two hit singles in the past few months.
The tour starts March 13 in Omaha, Neb. and will cover 66 shows in 47 cities for a 6-month stretch.
Show Dog-Universal Music's Crouse, 20, wrote his first song at 14, started a band when he was 15, graduated from high school at the age of 16 and was signed to his record deal not long after his 19th birthday. Crouse recently released his first single, If You Want Some, which he co-penned with Luke Laird and his producer Jamie Houston. His debut is due this summer.
Eldredge has a new single Don't Ya out now. "I'm incredibly honored to be included on her tour and beyond excited to be able to share my music with all of her fans," he said in a prepared statement.
Since releasing their multi-week number one, double-Platinum debut single, Cruise, Florida Georgia Line put out their debut "Here's To The Good Times," the highest debut album sales of 2012 for a new country artist.
James was born into a musical family and has been playing in bands since high school. A third place finisher on American Idol, Casey wrote eight of the songs on his self-titled 19/Columbia Nashville debut album, which debuted at #2 on SoundScan's Country chart last year and has yielded the Top 20 single, Lets Don't Call it A Night and the current Top 15 hit, "Crying On A Suitcase.
Austin Mahone, 16, has enjoyed online success. In 2010, Mahone started uploading his YouTube page covers of his favorite artists, and a following of "Mahomies" began to organically amass, resulting in more than 102 million YouTube views and 1.8 million followers on Twitter.
Ed Sheeran also will open shows. He has recorded with Swift. He performed his debut single The A Team with Sir Elton John at this year's Grammy Awards.
Tour dates are:
March 13-14 Omaha, Nebraska Brett Eldredge
March 18-19 St. Louis, Missouri Brett Eldredge
March 22 Charlotte, North Carolina Brett Eldredge
March 23 Columbia, South Carolina Brett Eldredge
March 27-28-29 Newark, New Jersey Florida Georgia Line
April 10 Miami, Florida Brett Eldredge
April 11 -12 Orlando, Florida Brett Eldredge
April 18 -19 Atlanta, Georgia Brett Eldredge
April 20 Tampa, Florida Brett Eldredge
April 25 Cleveland, Ohio Brett Eldredge
April 26 Indianapolis, Indiana Brett Eldredge
April 27 Lexington, Kentucky Brett Eldredge
May 4 Detroit, Michigan Austin Mahone and Brett Eldredge
May 7 Louisville, Kentucky Florida Georgia Line
May 8 Columbus, Ohio Florida Georgia Line
May 11-12 Washington, DC Brett Eldredge
May 16 Houston, Texas Brett Eldredge
May 21 Austin, Texas Florida Georgia Line
May 22 San Antonio, Texas Florida Georgia Line
May 25 Dallas, Texas Austin Mahone and Florida Georgia Line
May 28-29 Glendale, Arizona Joel Crouse
June 1 Salt Lake City, Utah Joel Crouse
June 2 Denver, Colorado Joel Crouse
June 14-15 Toronto, Ontario Austin Mahone and Joel Crouse
June 22 Winnipeg, Manitoba Austin Mahone and Joel Crouse
June 25-26 Edmonton, Alberta Joel Crouse
June 29 Vancouver, British Columbia Austin Mahone and Joel Crouse
July 6 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Austin Mahone and Joel Crouse
July 13 East Rutherford, New Jersey Austin Mahone and Joel Crouse
July 19-20 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Austin Mahone and Joel Crouse
July 26-27 Foxboro, Massachusetts Austin Mahone and Joel Crouse
Aug. 1 Des Moines, Iowa Florida Georgia Line
Aug. 2-3 Kansas City, Missouri Florida Georgia Line
Aug. 6 Wichita, Kansas Casey James
Aug. 7 Tulsa, Oklahoma Casey James
Aug. 10 Chicago, Illinois Austin Mahone and Casey James
Aug. 15 San Diego, California Casey James
Aug. 19, 20, 23-24 Los Angeles, California Casey James
Aug. 27 Sacramento, California Casey James
Aug. 30 Portland, Oregon Casey James
Aug. 31 Tacoma, Washington Casey James
Sept. 6 Fargo, North Dakota Casey James
Sept. 7-8 St. Paul, Minnesota Casey James
Sept. 12 Greensboro, North Carolina Casey James
Sept. 13 Raleigh, North Carolina Casey James
Sept. 14 Charlottesville, Virginia Casey James
Sept. 19, 20-21 Nashville, Tennessee Casey James