Taylor Swift, who is currently headlining sold-out stadiums and arenas on the North American leg of her blockbuster TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011, announced today that in response to strong fan demand she will extend the tour into 2012 with capital city dates around Australia, and in Auckland, New Zealand.
The four-time GRAMMY winner’s SPEAK NOW performance is a two-hour theatrical presentation, reminiscent of a Broadway experience. The show features elaborate costumes, dancers, aerialists, changing sets, and innovative choreography and instrumentation showcased on a multi-level stage.
Taylor plays five different guitars in the show, plus two banjos, the ukulele and the piano, and changes costumes nine times over the course of the evening. During the concert she moves right around the venue, using different stages, thereby giving every audience member a great seat.
Taylor’s Speak Now tour has earned high praise from top critics around the world:
“One of the genre's most ambitious acts has created one of the genre's most ambitious tours. Broadway-inspired!the two-hour production was an overwhelming experience.” - Billboard
“[‘Speak Now’] went off, as did every number, with clockwork professionalism and thousands of voices singing along and screaming between the lines. Ms. Swift, 21, is their superstar!” - The New York Times
Taylor’s 2011 Tour includes 98 shows in 17 countries spanning three continents, and her Speak Now album is the #1-selling album in all genres of music over the past twelve months.
Taylor, who writes all of her own songs, sold more albums in 2010 and 2008 than any other artist in any genre of music, and her Fearless album was 2009’s top-selling CD. Taylor has career record sales now in excess of 20 million albums and 33 million song downloads - she is the top-selling digital artist in music history. Taylor is the Academy of Country Music’s reigning ‘Entertainer of the Year’ and is Billboard’s 2011 ‘Top 200 Albums Artist’. She recently celebrated her eighth U.S. #1.
In Australia Speak Now is a #1 double platinum album, following five-times platinum album Fearless, bringing her total album sales in Australia to in excess of 600,000.
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