News Update: RED Tour St. Paul, 2013 CCMA Awards and Sweeter Than Fiction


Hey ho Taylor Nation,

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who didn’t picked that name for tax-evading purposes, we will never have as busy a weekend as the Sparkly Dressed. The XCel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota was the location for two more concerts from the RED Tour.

The review from points albeit harshly to meticulous planning. “There was not one move – from the tossing of her hair to the little speeches to her handing out guitar picks to fans – that wasn’t calculated, scripted and choreographed,” reads the article. “But the vibe of the “Red” album almost dictated that.”

It’s an honest review. As much heart as the Princess in Red pours into the show, it is scripted beforehand. It doesn’t mean she doesn’t go through the same feelings every night. You can read the entire article at

The Blonde With The Sparkly RED Guitar also won Top Selling Album of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards. She didn’t attend.

And finally, the recent rumors about song Sweeter Than Fiction might be… not fiction. We’ve been holding on saying anything about it for a while. The song is supposed to play during the end credits of the Paul Potts biopic movie, One Chance. The official word that it does exist comes directly from the Queen of Sparks herself:

Yes, we’re aware that Scott Borchetta replied to someone asking about it but it wasn’t cut and dry just yet. In addition to this, now we know Taylor is attending the Toronto International Film Festival.

The secret performance at the B stage on Saturday, September 7 was Tell Me Why from the album Fearless.

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The wildcard song on Sunday, September 8 turned out to be the first ever performance of Sad Beautiful Tragic from the album RED.

Watch on YouTube

Next up! St. Paul! Greensboro! Raleigh! Charlottesville! The finale and Swiftie mega-reunion in Nash!

Here’s a little bonus pic. Here’s Grant Mickelson, Amos J. Heller and Mike Meadows during the RED Tour concert at XCel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on Sunday, September 8. Men at work indeed.

Men at work
(Source: Mike Meadows via Twitter)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • Sept. 12: The Red Tour at Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, North Carolina. On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.
  • Sept. 13: The Red Tour at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.
  • Sept. 14: The Red Tour at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia. Goes on sale on February 22.  More information on Ticketmaster.

(Sources: Vita.mnCanadian Country Music Association)

3 thoughts on “News Update: RED Tour St. Paul, 2013 CCMA Awards and Sweeter Than Fiction

  1. Not too bad but they got the part about the speeches wrong, they change from night to night, not scripted down to every word…

    1. Definitely not down to every word, but rehearsal is a necessity. As soon as she starts playing, she’s against the clock. Her heart is in it for the entire night, every night though. 🙂

      1. Yup she has to have a certain idea of what to say and how long she has to say it, but I’m taking in other reviews as well where they have described an almost compulsive level of planning to use as critique against her for a asserted lack of ease on stage in a live setting. So I guess every time I see someone focusing too much on the streamlinedness of the show I see a little backhanded appreciation in that. Cause we all know that yes Taylor is a planner, but she’s every bit as natural onstage and if she wanted to host an all-impromtu concert I’m sure she could pull it off. I just feel it’s unnecessary to bring it up in reviews, cause everyone from the oldies to the young pop-stars of today rehearses and I don’t see them get crap for it…

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