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Swift sets Chinese record

Friday, April 4, 2014 – Taylor Swift sold out Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena in one minute, making it the fastest ticket on-sale in Chinese history, her label said today.

Swift announced last month that she would take The RED Tour to Asia this summer.

The Sold Out Asian dates are:
May 30 Shanghai, China Mercedes-Benz Arena
June 1 Tokyo, Japan Saitama Super Arena
June 4 Jakarta, Indonesia MEIS (Mata Elang International Stadium)
June 6 Manila, Philippines Mall of Asia Arena
June 9 Bangkok, Thailand Impact Arena
June 11 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil
June 12 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium

Last year, the North American portion of Swift's The RED Tour played to more than 1.36 million fans over 66 shows, including 13 stadium stops, in 47 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces spanning 6 months. Also in 2013, Swift went Down Under, performing sold out stadium shows in Australia and arena dates in New Zealand, becoming the first solo female artist in 20 years to undertake a national stadium concert tour of Australia. The tour has visited Europe for six sold-out shows in 2014.

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Concert Review: Gayle, Orlando provide good old-fashioned entertainment – Although this pairing of country star Crystal Gayle and Tony Orlando may have - on the surface - appeared to be an odd one, tonight's audience demonstratively loved each performer equally. It was an evening of memorable songs, fun and funny stories and just good old-fashioned entertainment. Gayle opened the show with a strong set of country... »»»
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