Taylor Swift Responds to Fan Demand and Adds 16 Extra Tour Dates

Taylor Swift, who is in the final week of the European leg of her blockbuster TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011, announced that in response to strong fan demand she will extend the North American portion of the tour by 16 dates, and will now headline 78 shows in stadiums and arenas in 63 cities in 42 states and provinces in the US and Canada this year.

Tickets for shows already put on sale were gone in minutes, including stadium shows in Detroit, Foxboro (MA), and Philadelphia, and 4-night runs at the Prudential Center in Newark and at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011, launched February 9th in Singapore, kicks off in the US on May 27th with two sold-out shows at the Qwest Center in Omaha and now wraps with two shows at Madison Square Garden just before Thanksgiving.

Taylor, who is currently nominated for four Academy of Country Music Awards – including the evening’s biggest honor, the fan-voted Entertainer of the Year Award, spent most of the month of February playing to capacity crowds in Asia, and this month she has headlined arenas throughout Europe. During the show, Taylor performs on two different stages — playing several different acoustic and electric guitars and also the piano and the ukulele, and has earned rave reviews from critics at every SPEAK NOW tour stop.

Tickets for the added North American shows will go on sale in the coming weeks. Adam Brand will open for the September 24th and the November dates, and David Nail will open the added October shows.

In his native Australia, Adam Brand is a veritable superstar, earning three platinum and two gold albums, nominated four times for Best Country Album by ARIA (Australia Recording Industry Association), and winning a dozen CMAAs (Country Music Awards of Australia) including multiple wins in the Song of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year categories. Brand is now taking on Nashville with his upcoming release on Arista Records. www.adambrandofficial.com

MCA Nashville recording artist David Nail is scheduled to release his sophomore album in the fall on MCA Nashville, and his current single “Let It Rain” is the first offering from the still-to-be titled release. David’s new album is the official follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut, I’m About To Come Alive, and will be the first release since his Grammy nomination for Best Male Vocal Country Performance for his hit “Turning Home.” www.davidnail.com

A complete listing of all of the dates of the TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011 is available at www.taylorswift.com. The dates added to the tour include the following:

September 20
Bossier City, Louisiana
CenturyTel Center

October 14
Lubbock, Texas
United Spirit Arena

October 15
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Arena

October 20
San Diego, California
Valley View Casino Center

October 21 & 22
Phoenix, Arizona
Jobing.com Arena

October 25
San Antonio, Texas
AT&T Center

October 26
Austin, Texas
Frank Erwin Center

October 30
Memphis, Tennessee

November 5
Houston, Texas
Minute Maid Park

November 12
Tampa, Florida
St. Pete Times Forum

November 13
Miami, Florida
American Airlines Arena

November 17
Raleigh, North Carolina
RBC Center

November 18
Columbia, SC
Colonial Life Arena

November 21 & 22
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden

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