Speak Now NYC: The Encounters, Opening Acts and Current News Update

Meeting Amos Heller and Daniel Sadownick

Hello Taylor Nation!

Here at the Swift Agency, one guy who is really tired and needs to catch up on his sleep, we’d like to say thanks everyone for reading The New York Experience concert review. If you haven’t read it yet, shame on you. Just kidding. Go read it now and we’re good.

We celebrate Thanksgiving a month early up here in Canada, but I’d like to say I am thankful for all the chances to travel and see the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar, as well as having the chance to meet some of the members of The Agency and as an additional perk, some of my blog readers and twitter followers!

NeedToBreathe

I am also thankful for these guys. NeedToBreathe has quite a strong following and has managed to play in huge venues as the main opening act for the Outspoken One. I would dare say they’re ready for prime time at this point. Every time I have seen them play in this tour they have been greeted with more and more applause and they’ve managed to get the crowd on their feet and cheering for them louder and louder. I would love to go to a concert to see what they can do by themselves.

You can find more about NeedToBreathe on their website at www.NeedToBreathe.net.

Adam Brand

Adam Brand was chosen as the opening number for the Enchantress’ two shows in New York City. He has a recording career back in his native home in Australia, where he hails from the city of Perth. He has made the move to Nashville to pursue his dream in the US and has a single out called Ready For Love.

I don’t think it’s a coincidence the Sparkly Dressed chose an Aussie artist when she’s going to do one last Speak Now Tour leg in New Zealand and Australia in March 2012.

You can find more about Adam Brand on his website at www.adambrandofficial.com.

Meeting Grant Mickelson

On that note, a few things you probably know. The Speak Now Tour is announced next year for Australia and New Zealand. Here are the dates:

March 2, 2012: Speak Now Tour in Perth, Australia at Burswood Dome. Click here for ticket info.

March 4, 2012: Speak Now Tour in Adelaide, Australia at Adelaide Entertainment CentreClick here for ticket info.

March 6, 2012: Speak Now Tour in Brisbane, Australia at Brisbane Entertainment CentreClick here for ticket info.

Canadian Swifties represent!

March 9, 2012: Speak Now Tour in Sydney, Australia at Acer ArenaClick here for ticket info.

March 13, 2012: Speak Now Tour in Melbourne, Australia at Rod Laver ArenaClick here for ticket info.

March 16, 2012: Speak Now Tour in Auckland, New Zealand at Vector ArenaClick here for ticket info.

On other news, coming up real quick is Billboard’s Women in Music 2011. The Queen of Sparks has been chosen to win the Woman of the Year award at the event taking place on December 2.

Amos and the Painters

Recently, while reading a Billboard article on Nicky Minaj, who will receive the Rising Star award at the event, I found out that Taylor is supposed to be attending the event as well. Widely seen video clips of the Outspoken One giving Nicki a nod by confessing her love for the song Superbass contributed to it becoming a single and boosting her career.

The female rapper won the AMA award for best rap/hip-hop album as well as favorite rap/hip-hop artist, this one from the Sparkly Dressed herself. Nicky took the chance on her accepting speeches to include the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar with the people she wanted to thank for her success. Expect more love when they both attend the Women in Music 2011 event on December 2, 2011 in New York City.

Meeting David Cook

The American Country Awards air live from Las Vegas on the FOX network on December 5! The Sparkly Dressed is up for Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year Female, Album of the Year for Speak Now, Single of the Year Female for Mean, Touring Headline Package of the Year and Music Video Female for Back To December. You can still vote for Artist of The Year!

On some Canadian news, the Speak Now CD/DVD that is exclusive to Target in the US has been made available here. I saw the same CD/DVD in Archambault here in Montreal. Yes, I know online they only seem to have the standard one. I found one on the store with a sticker that says “bonus content” instead of Target and with the same white cover presentation.

Nice-People-For-Abby: Steve, Maya and Abby

Finally, coming up on December 5 are the American Country Awards which air live from Las Vegas on the FOX network. The Sparkly Dressed is up for Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year Female, Album of the Year for Speak Now, Single of the Year Female for Mean, Touring Headline Package of the Year and Music Video Female for Back To December.

Usually I’d save the current news update for another post but I decided that instead of just using filler to show the pictures, it would make more sense to recap all current news here. No ninjas were harmed in the making of this blog entry.

Meeting Amos Heller

Coming up in the Calendar!

  • December 2: Billboard’s Women in Music 2011 event in New York City. Taylor will receive the Woman of the Year award.
  • December 5: The American Country Awards air live from Las Vegas on the FOX network. The Sparkly Dressed is up for Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year Female, Album of the Year for Speak Now, Single of the Year Female for Mean, Touring Headline Package of the Year and Music Video Female for Back To December.
  • December 13: Oh, come on. You know :)
  • December 13: The CMT Artists Of The Year event honoring Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift airs on CMT at 9PM ET/PT.
  • December 29:Paul Sidoti, Amos Heller and Mike Meadows along with other musicians will perform at Tequila Sunrise – A Tribute to the Eagles at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio. I really wish I could go to this one, but it’s during the holiday season. Here’s the event on Facebook.

(Sources: NeedToBreatheAdam Brand, Women in Music 2011)

One thought on “Speak Now NYC: The Encounters, Opening Acts and Current News Update

  1. Everyone needs to vote for Taylor for the ACA Artist of the Year. You can vote once a day. And vote often for the People’s Choice. I’m already over 28,000 votes on that. Use their Facebook app and it does all the work for you. Too bad the Billboard event is just a lunch.

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