Taylor Swift is going to paint North America red starting in March. The country-pop superstar announced late Friday a 58-date concert marathon across the U.S. and Canada for the spring and summer of 2013.
The tour kicks off in Omaha, Nebraska on March 13 and then winds its way through 29 states and three provinces before concluding in Nashville, Tennessee on Sept. 21.
THE ‘RED’ ZONE
The shows are in support of Swift’s new album “Red,” which was released on Oct. 22.
As previously reported, Swift is charging toward a million-unit sales week and a no-doubt-about-it No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 with her fourth album. Industry sources still peg final week sales (which run through Sunday, Oct. 28) at around the 1.1 million mark, which would make the album the 18th in the Nielsen SoundScan era to surpass 1 million in sales in a week.
“I didn’t think I could be any more excited about my ‘Red’ album, but then I start thinking about how I’m going to put the new show together for The Red Tour,” said Swift on her website.
“I have so many ideas about how to really bring this music to life, and I can’t wait to share the new show with all my fans!”
English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, Swift’s friend and duet partner on new track “Everything Has Changed,” will be the opening act on all shows on the tour.
See Swift’s video announcement of the tour and a list of announced dates below.
Red Tour Schedule
March 13 & 14 Omaha, Nebraska
March 18 & 19 St. Louis, Missouri
March 22 Charlotte, North Carolina
March 23 Columbia, South Carolina
March 27 & 28 & 29 Newark, New Jersey
April 10 Miami, Florida
April 11 & 12 Orlando, Florida
April 18 & 19 Atlanta, Georgia
April 20 Tampa, Florida
April 25 Cleveland, Ohio
April 26 Indianapolis, Indiana
April 27 Lexington, Kentucky
May 4 Detroit, Michigan
May 7 Louisville, Kentucky
May 8 Columbus, Ohio
May 11 & 12 Washington, DC
May 16 Houston, Texas
May 21 Austin, Texas
May 22 San Antonio, Texas
May 25 Dallas, Texas
May 28 & 29 Glendale, Arizona
June 1 Salt Lake City, Utah
June 2 Denver, Colorado
June 15 Toronto, Ontario
June 22 Winnipeg, Manitoba
June 29 Vancouver, British Columbia
July 6 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
July 20 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 27 Foxborough, Massachusetts
August 1 Des Moines, Iowa
August 2 & 3 Kansas City, Missouri
August 6 Wichita, Kansas
August 7 Tulsa, Oklahoma
August 10 Chicago, Illinois
August 15 San Diego, California
August 19 & 20 Los Angeles, California
August 27 Sacramento, California
August 30 Portland, Oregon
August 31 Tacoma, Washington
September 6 Fargo, North Dakota
September 7 & 8 St. Paul, Minnesota
September 12 Greensboro, North Carolina
September 13 Raleigh, North Carolina
September 14 Charlottesville, Virginia
September 19, 20 & 21 Nashville, Tennessee