Vance Joy at Governors Ball 2015: Taylor Swift Is 'So Lovely'

With five shows under his belt as an opener of Taylor Swift's 1989 stadium tour, Vance Joy couldn't be more thankful for the opportunity.

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"She's so lovely and told me she's excited to have me on tour," the Australian singer-songwriter told Billboard backstage at Governors Ball 2015 in New York.

"I try to communicate how grateful I feel to get this opportunity," he continues. "And I always make sure I thank her when I'm on stage, just because it's a pleasure to be on this tour."

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The "Riptide" singer also shared the story of how he came up with his stage name.

"I was at university about three or four years ago and I went to a used bookstand and picked up this book," he explains. "About 20 pages into it there's a character called Vance Joy. I just liked the way the name sounded and the way it looked on the page. I had a secret little dream to do music and also perform under an alias. So I started to call myself Vance Joy."

Watch the full interview above. 


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