Happy Birthday to the Agency’s own Caitlin Evanson!

Caitlin Evanson (Photo: Ash Newell Photography)
(Photo: Ash Newell Photography)

She’s like the wind, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s been lucky enough to meet the incomparable Caitlin a couple of times, we’d like to wish her a happy birthday in the company of her friends and family.

The Agency’s Caitlin Evanson has been with the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar (and usually dress to match) for a long time. Caitlin hails from Seattle, Washington.  She inherited her natural musical interest from her father who was a music professor. At age four she got a violin and she began to be classically trained.

Caitlin is a bonafide artist in her own right, and has been a huge contribution to the band, Taylor Swift’s life and has toured with them since the Fearless Tour.  She’s got a passion for birds, she plays violin, guitar and vocals and  has an alter ego-named Eunice. No, seriously. I didn’t make that part up.

To learn more about the free spirited fiddle player, check out her very own Agency Profile: Caitlin Evanson.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • February 26: Caitlin Evanson‘s Birthday.
  • March 24: The voting opens for the 49th ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year. Taylor Swift is nominated. Go to VoteACM.com to vote.
  • April 6: The 49th ACM Awards. Taylor Swift is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year,  and Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for ”Highway Don’t Care” Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban.

(Sources: Agency Profile: Caitlin Evanson)

RED Tour Talk: Tokyo, Japan joins the RED Tour!

The RED Tour
(Source: TaylorSwift.com)

Don’t lose hope, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, still a guy who hopes Latin America will have its day, we’re happy to announce the Princess in Red will be touring Tokyo, Japan. Hopefully she adds more than one day. And hopefully other countries around the world also get more dates.

  • June 1: The RED Tour in Tokyo, Japan at Saitama Super Arena. Tickets on sale March 29. More Information.

Please make sure you get the latest and official news from these official sources:

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 24: The voting opens for the 49th ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year. Taylor Swift is nominated. Go to VoteACM.com to vote.
  • April 6: The 49th ACM Awards. Taylor Swift is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year,  and Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for ”Highway Don’t Care” Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban.

(Sources: TaylorSwift.com)

Why Latin America may be long overdue. An Editorial.

(Photo: Alexandra Shulman via Instagram)

Let me start by setting the tone. It’s not my intention to start making wild assumptions why Taylor Swift has not toured in Latin America on her past tours. Focusing on the negative will not help. What I want to illustrate are the reasons why she should tour Latin America now.

Also, this is an editorial so it’s only my opinion and does not reflect the views of Taylor Swift, her management, her cat, yada yada. It’s a blog. Everything here is laced or tainted by my own point of view.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s no stranger to receiving those messages asking Taylor to come to Brazil and/or Mexico (I am not an official site, people!), we know it’s a issue that is hardly discussed. Taylor Swift has taken her tours internationally through several countries. I’m aware there’s a lot of other countries that she hasn’t visited. I’m talking about a particularly large continental mass that is usually included in other artists’ tours of worldwide fame.

I’m making the case for Latin America because of many reasons: it’s not really that far from where she is, she has visited countries further away and the region has had visits from other artists also at the top of their game. I also might be biased because I’m a Canadian who’s originally from Ecuador.

Realize it’s not up to Taylor alone to put on a tour. You need promoters to offset the cost. Compare the cost of tickets between her concerts and other artists with a large customized moving stage, dancers and crew and you realize that she works hard to keep those ticket prizes down (I know resellers drive ticket prizes up). Local concert promoters may not be familiar with her actual popularity. She’s often still perceived to be a teenager with two songs by lazy concert reviewers. Update your research, critics and promoters. Watch the sales figures. She can sell albums and sell out stadiums.

Instead of trying to imagine reasons why Taylor Swift can’t fly south, I want to take a different approach and focus on the reasons why she should.

  • First and foremost, the fans. She’s got fan clubs and websites dedicated to her. Local magazines put her face in the cover. Her album sales worldwide should easily reflect her popularity in the Latin chapter of the Taylor Nation. If not, the only presence and the constant hashtags inviting her to Mexico and Brazil are so common that other fans notice them.
  • It’s an international artist showcaset. Back in February 1981, British band Queen was the first major rock band that toured South America. Their concert in Brazil is still legendary to this day. Since then, it has only become more popular.
  • Famous friends Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato have both toured Mexico and South America. Yes, they have latin roots, but it’s their pop music that brought out the crowds.
  • Taylor did a micro tour of Brazil, and a limited exclusive performance in Rio de Janeiro. She was warmly received and everyone has been waiting for her to return since then. Remember that?
  • Not that it counts, but Taylor has been in Mexico although briefly. She performed on a cruise boat in Cozumel. First live performance of “Better Than Revenge” and first appearance of David Cook. Remember that?

Hopefully this editorial is going to be completely unnecessary when Taylor finally announces dates for the major concert hubs in Latin America. Not if, when. I fully want to believe she will one day soon. There’s not much I can think of that will speed that up. Actually, the one thing I thought about… you’re reading it. It’s this actual post.

Update: Taylor Talk Episode 123‘s main discussion was based on this editorial. The hosts invited me to participate in the discussion. It was fun and I owe Adam one as he had make sure I didn’t stray off topic. Thanks to Adam, Diane and Sammi for having me. You can listen to it here.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 24: The voting opens for the 49th ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year. Taylor Swift is nominated. Go to VoteACM.com to vote.
  • April 6: The 49th ACM Awards. Taylor Swift is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year,  and Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for ”Highway Don’t Care” Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban.

(Sources: TheSwiftAgency.com, Wikipedia)

RED Tour Talk: Southeast Asia joins the RED Tour!

It’s not over yet, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s always working on another editorial, we’re glad for all the Swifties in Southeast Asia as they get to see their Princess in Red perform in person! Please notice the dates the tickets go on sale. They will go fast!

The RED Tour
(Source: TaylorSwift.com)
  • June 4: The RED Tour in Jakarta, Indonesia at MEIS (Mata Elang International Stadium). Tickets on sale February 24. More Information.
  • June 6: The RED Tour in Manila, Philippines at Mall of Asia Arena. Tickets on sale February 20. More Information.
  • June 9: The RED Tour in Bangkok, Thailand at Impact Arena. Tickets go on sale March 1. More Information.
  • June 11: The RED Tour in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at Putra Indoor Stadium. Tickets go on sale March 1. More Information.
  • June 12: The RED Tour in Singapore at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Tickets go on sale February 27. More Information.

Here’s the press release:

Nashville, TN – February 13, 2014 – Seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift spent much of 2013 headlining sold-out stadiums and arenas in North America, Australia, and New Zealand on her blockbuster THE RED TOUR, and just this week finished a run of sold-out shows in London and Berlin. Taylor announced today that in response to strong fan demand she is taking the tour to Southeast Asia later this year, performing shows in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

And here’s the video announcement from the Enchantress herself:

Watch on YouTube

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 24: The voting opens for the 49th ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year. Taylor Swift is nominated. Go to VoteACM.com to vote.
  • April 6: The 49th ACM Awards. Taylor Swift is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year,  and Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for ”Highway Don’t Care” Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban.

(Sources: TaylorSwift.com)

The RED Tour London: Ellie Goulding and Burn

(Photo: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

Short hair, don’t care, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who doesn’t that much attention when he cuts his hair, we want to congratulate all the fans that managed to catch Taylor’s performances in London. The Sparkly Dressed closed the last concert at London’s O2 with a very special guest. She brought out Ellie Goulding for a rendition of “Burn”.

She also sang “Long Live” on the B stage and brought the internet to a halt by getting a haircut. Wait, what?

Let’s start with the secret guest. Here’s Ellie Goulding taking the stage with the Princess in Red.

Watch on YouTube

The secret song last night was “Long Live”. This song remains one of my all time favorites.

Watch on YouTube

Thanks to 5lejla5 and amyodger for posting! The Swift Agency YouTube channel has been updated. Latest video playlists added are The RED Tour 2: The Secret Song and The RED Tour 2: The Secret Guest.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 24: The voting opens for the 49th ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year. Taylor Swift is nominated. Go to VoteACM.com to vote.
  • April 6: The 49th ACM Awards. Taylor Swift is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year,  and Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for ”Highway Don’t Care” Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban.

(Sources: Taylor Swift via TwitterInstagram)