Taylor Swift to play BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend

I will try not to cough on you, Taylor Nation.

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(Source: BBC)

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s got a bad case of a cold/flu, we might be keeping our online activity to a minimum for the time being. I’ll still sneak in to Twitter now and then. Now I gotta go lie down again, sorry.

The Blonde With the Sparkly Snake Microphone will play BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend on Sunday May 27, 2018 in Swansea, Wales. Tickets go on sale February 12.

Coming soon on the Calendar:

  • May 8: The reputation Stadium Tour kicks off at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Glendale, AZ.

(Sources: BBC)

End Game: The music video drops

I have my buried hatchets bookmarked in Google Maps, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who gets up in the middle of the night to write rants and music video releases apparently, we think Taylor could’ve included more cities. Then again, Montreal is expecting heavy snow this weekend so perhaps it’s better Tay kept to the big city names.

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(Source: Taylor Swift via VEVO)

“End Game” features appearances and talent by Future and Ed Sheeran. The video is directed by Joseph Kahn. It’s really nice to see her and Ed collaborate again and based on the interaction between them you could tell some friendly banter was going on. The video has scenes filmed in Miami, Tokyo and London and feels the need to announce all those cities because… I’m not sure. It’s basically Taylor partying it up yet keeping it cozy with a group of friends. New York City is not included.

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Did you notice all the snake references on the video? The straws on the glasses are snake straws. She rides a motorcycle at some point dressed in a bodysuit that has a snakeskin print. At around the 3 minute mark she’s on top of a bar playing the old snake video game.

Does it look good? Yes. Does it tell a story? No, but let’s be honest neither did the song. It’s literally about big reputation – or simply put, fame. I will say this, she seems to be having fun and it never seems like she’s trying to stand out. She’s always just part of a group of friends, and I hope that mirrors her real life (although my big theory for this album is she’s no longer trying to share her life with the public).

Coming soon! The 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Taylor Swift is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media with Zayn for “I Don’t Want To Live Forever”. She also gets a nod for writing the Best Country Song for “Better Man” as performed by Little Big Town.

Coming up in the Calendar:

  • January 28: The 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Taylor Swift is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media with Zayn for “I Don’t Want To Live Forever” and Best Country Song for “Better Man” as performed by Little Big Town.

(Source: Taylor Swift VEVO via YouTube)

Taylor at Z100’s and Capital FM’s Jingle Balls in New York City and London

Whiskey on ice… Could I see some ID, Taylor Nation?

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who can’t fly around the world because you gotta plan these things in advance you know, we’re wondering how we managed to follow the Sparkly Dressed in the past. I got older, I got smarter… and then you buy a place, get a mortgage and you got bills to pay. So it goes. This is why we can’t hav- Ok, ok, I will stop now.

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(Photo: Zack Lane / MSG Photos)

The Snake Queen played the Z100 Jingle Ball in New York on Saturday, December 9 and then took the Swift Jet to London to play the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball in London on Sunday, December 9. The guys from Capital FM were nice enough to put her performances in YouTube. This should be the standard to follow from now on.

Watch on YouTube

Watch on YouTube

Watch on YouTube

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(Source: Capital FM)

Coming up next year! The 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Taylor Swift has two nomination. No, no, no, chill! Taylor’s reputation is not eligible yet. It will be eligible for 2019’s (wow that is a long time to wait). She is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media with Zayn for “I Don’t Want To Live Forever”. She also gets a nod for writing the Best Country Song for “Better Man” as performed by Little Big Town.

Coming up in the Calendar:

  • December 13: Jumping to the pool from the balcony…
  • January 28: The 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Taylor Swift is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media with Zayn for “I Don’t Want To Live Forever” and Best Country Song for “Better Man” as performed by Little Big Town.

(Sources: Z100 Jingle BallCapital FM Jingle Bell Ball)

News Update: Taylor Swift Beats 1 Interview with Zane Lowe. Scenes from the 1989 World Tour Live!

Nobody gets the shot until she says so, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who once dreamed about interviewing the Sparkly Dressed, we’ve accepted we don’t have the charisma or the chill to just conduct an interview. Here’s Zane Lowe with the Blonde With The Sparkly Dressed talking about everything from the whole Dear Apple letter from Taylor to her relationship with Apple. Okey we can start now, I’m just blabbering here. Click on the image below to watch (it will open on another window, sorry) or just this link.

(Source: Beats1)
(Source: Beats1)

And now, for the bonus round, a few clips from The 1989 World Tour Live! Here’s T-Swizzle and Justin Timberlake planning his surprise guest performance.

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And just a few scenes of Taylor having fun with her band and a few shots of the surprise guests.

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(Source: Beats1)
(Source: Beats1)

Coming up in the Calendar:

  • January 6: People’s Choice Awards. Taylor is nominated for Favorite Female ArtistFavorite Pop Artist, Favorite Song for “Bad Blood” and Favorite Social Media Celebrity. Remember to Vote!
  • February 15: It’s the 58th Annual Grammy Awards! Taylor is nominated for Album of the Year for 1989, Record of the Year for “Blank Space”, Song of the Year for “Blank Space”, Best Pop Solo Performance for “Blank Space”, Best Pop Duo Group/Performance for “Bad Blood”, Best Pop Vocal Album for 1989 and Best Music Video for “Bad Blood”.

(Source: Apple Music Beats1Instagram)

1989 Tour Melbourne: The time of my life with you. Long live the 1989 World Tour!

Please tell them her name, Taylor Nation.

(Source: Taylor Swift via Instagram)
(Source: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

If I had to pick one song from Taylor’s catalogue as my all-time favorite, I would have an impossible time doing it but I would be sad if I didn’t pick Long Live. Ever since we first hear it sung at the top of a double decker bus in Hollywood, California before its release with the Speak Now album, it has been the iconic arena-rock nostalgia anthem that hits you right in the gut.

(Source: Taylor Swift via Instagram)
(Source: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

For the last show in Australia and the final concert night of the 1989 World Tour, there’s no other song that could’ve summed up the feels that everyone had that night. The three nights in Melbourne were the last love letter from the Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone.

You Are In Love and Fifteen were the surprise songs sang acoustically from the B Stage on December 10 and December 11. For December 12, she didn’t leave anybody breathing with Long Live. To everyone, bands, dancers, road crew, sound techs and fans… You will be remembered.

For all the coverage, I have to thank official Twitter account @taylornation13 and the superb fan-run @TSwiftOnTour. However, I’d also like to thank accounts @belleswift17, @tswiftfanatic29, @TaySwiftAus, @tswiftdotcom, @TSwiftNZ, @HipsterTSwift@TT4Taylor and @TSwiftLA for all the concert updates! I know there’s many more I’m forgetting here, so my apologies to everyone I forgot.

Up next, someone’s 26 years old.

(Source: Kamilah Marshall via Instagram)
(Source: Kamilah Marshall via Instagram)

Coming up in the Calendar:

  • December 13: According to T, it’s going to be a quiet one this year.
  • January 6: People’s Choice Awards. Taylor is nominated for Favorite Female ArtistFavorite Pop Artist, Favorite Song for “Bad Blood” and Favorite Social Media Celebrity. Remember to Vote!
  • February 15: It’s the 58th Annual Grammy Awards! Taylor is nominated for Album of the Year for 1989, Record of the Year for “Blank Space”, Song of the Year for “Blank Space”, Best Pop Solo Performance for “Blank Space”, Best Pop Duo Group/Performance for “Bad Blood”, Best Pop Vocal Album for 1989 and Best Music Video for “Bad Blood”.

(Sources: #1989TourMelbourne via Twitter)