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Taylor Swift Announces New Zealand Tour

Taylor Swift Announces New Zealand Tour

Thursday, 11th August 2011 10:16AM

Four time Grammy nominee Taylor Swift announced today that she will be extended her current Taylor Swift Speak Now World Tour 2011 to include dates across Australia and one New Zealand show in Auckland.

Taylor Swift will play the VECTOR ARENA on FRIDAY MARCH 16, 2012.

Ticketing details below.

From the press release:

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 willextend 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 New Zealand Speak Now is a #1 platinum album, following #1 three-times platinum album Fearless, bringing her total album sales in New Zealand to in excess of 70,000. She has also sold close to 100,000 singles in New Zealand.

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 9AM, AUGUST 26

American Express card members pre-sale: 2pm Tue Aug 16 until 9am Wed Aug 24 through: www.taylorswift.com/autix

Ticketmaster online pre-sale: 1pm Wed Aug 24 until 5pm Thu Aug 25.



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Taylor your concert on 18 of march was amazing, i would never of expected anything like it. well done :) deft worth the money !!!
Posted by CRAZY FAN - anonymous 2 years ago

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I'm going up to Auckland to see it!!!
Posted by It'sJustMe - anonymous 3 years ago

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is taylor having a concert on saturday as well?

Posted by brookey. (: - anonymous 3 years ago

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My mom said that I am gonna see TAYLOR SWIFT!O MY GOD is she serious! of course!this is my best day EVEEER!

Posted by angel gomez - anonymous 3 years ago

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OMG!I am so gong to see the concert
TAYLOR SWIFT ROCKS!
Posted by angel gomez - anonymous 3 years ago

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you should have two shows, becasue the tickets are going to seel out soo fast! :D
Posted by :D - anonymous 3 years ago

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because the tickets are going to sell out SOOOO fast!
Posted by You should have two shows! - anonymous 3 years ago

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Be like Katy Perry and come to Welly too :O
Posted by Bry - anonymous 3 years ago

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Taylor Swift is my FAVOURITE artist and I am really excited that she is coming to NZ and I wish she was coming to Christchurch or Dunedin as well as Auckland!
PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Sarah - anonymous 3 years ago

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Taylor Swift is my FAVOURITE artist and I am really excited that she is coming to NZ and I wish he was coming to Christchurch or Dunedin as well as Auckland!
Posted by Sarah - anonymous 3 years ago

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ahhhh i cant wait it ma mum b-day that day but im prob gnna go to d concert i live in auckland and it ma b-day n march so sweet yaezzz
Posted by amanda - anonymous 3 years ago

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Not a fan but i wish they would stop calling it a "New Zealand" tour when it's just Auckland.
Posted by Ben - anonymous 3 years ago

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rite now i am LMFAO ing!
I am so happy!!

LOL OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG
i have waited this moment 2 come all of my life!
Posted by anon - anonymous 3 years ago

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Sooooooooooooo KEEN :D
Posted by Natee - anonymous 3 years ago

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OMG
ARE YOU F**KING SERIIIOUS
THIS IS AGES AWAYBUT OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG
IM DYING
EGJKGBW
LIKE AH

Posted by ASFEBKGKEGJ - anonymous 3 years ago

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OMG i am sooo excited but the thing is that i wish she'd also come to Wellington
Posted by annonymous - anonymous 3 years ago

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OMG FINALLY
Posted by Arizona ;) - anonymous 3 years ago



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