1989 World Tour
It’s only been a week since Taylor Swift dropped her first pop album, 1989, but on Nov. 3 the young star announced she’ll spend most of 2015 on the road playing new songs like “Shake It Off” and “Out of the Woods” for fans. Taking its name from the new album, the 1989 World Tour will launch next May with more than 55 international tour dates extending through Halloween 2015.
So excited I'll be joining @taylorswift13 for the North American stadium dates of #The1989WorldTour !— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) Nov 3, 2014
The North American schedule for the Taylor Swift tour will bring the GRAMMY-winning artist to many of the country’s biggest stadiums over the course of next year. Notable among those are her headlining Bayou Country Superfest appearance at LSU Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. (May 22), two stadium concerts in her home state of Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh on June 6 and Philadelphia on June 13), and two consecutive nights at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. (July 24-25). In addition, Swift will perform at many big arenas around the U.S. and Canada during the lengthy trek.
Noticeably absent from the list of dates is Swift’s new hometown of New York, where she was recently named the city’s Global Welcome Ambassador. She will, however, be performing in nearby MetLife Stadium (July 11), and she’s also set to headline a Dec. 12 Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden as well as Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in Times Square. Meanwhile, Swift has announced two back-to-back shows at Bridgestone Arena in her former longtime home of Nashville for Sept. 25-26.
Although official sales tallies haven’t yet been announced, Billboard has estimated that 1989 will have sold well over one million copies in its first week, which would make Swift the first artist to earn Platinum certification on a new release this year. Swift’s previous two albums--2012’s Red and 2010’s Speak Now--also sold a million copies in their first week, and she’s expected to be the first musician ever to have three such massive sales weeks.
The 1989 World Tour will mark the first time Swift hits the road stateside since she wrapped up The Red Tour in Sept. 2013. Vance Joy, the voice behind the Billboard Alternative No. 1 song “Riptide,” will join Swift for all North American dates as opening act, while Vine star Shawn Mendes will also appear for the stadium shows.