Inside 1989 World Tour Dublin: Taylor reminisces with Holy Ground

(Source: TaylorNation13 via Twitter)
(Source: TaylorNation13 via Twitter)

I guess it’s a spoiler, Taylor Nation.

The Sparkly Dressed brought her 1989 World Tour to the 3arena in Dublin, Ireland for the nights of June 29 and June 30. If I had to guess what song would actually get a new version out of the blue, I would’ve never guessed Holy Ground. It’s one of those songs from the Red album that I deemed a rock song, good as an opener, not really a ton of surprises except for the fast tempo. Incredibly enough, Taylor actually takes the tempo down several notches and turns it into a ballad. I love this little experiments with known songs but it’s even better with songs that are not as memorable or iconic from the previous era.

I was reminiscing just the other day… Does sound like a classic on acoustic, eh?

 

Here at the Swift Agency, just one guy that should look into ironing his suit, we’re happy to announce that the 1989 World Tour comes back to this side of the pond to perform in Canada! Ottawa gets first dibs, but coming right after it’s my adoptive home town of Montreal 🙂 This is going to be fun!

Coming up on the Calendar:

(Sources: TaylorNation13YouTube)

The RED Tour’s one year anniversary in pictures!

I don’t know about you, Taylor Nation.

But one year ago, March 13 of 2013, the Red Tour started back in Omaha, Nebraska. Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who started that journey just reporting like he always did and going to concert dates in Toronto and Nashville, we never knew that tour would end in meeting so many people face to face, including one Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar. Thanks to the management and web team behind the Princess in Red for sharing these pictures with us.

It was RED. I was there. I still remember it… all too well.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 18: Amos Heller‘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.
  • March 29: The 2014 Kids Choice Awards airs at 8pm ET / 7pm CT on Nickelodeon. Taylor Swift is nominated for Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song for “I Knew You Were Trouble”. Vote here.
  • 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: Breakeven with The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue

What am I gonna do when the best part of me was always you?

Here at the Swift Agency, still a guy who writes blogs at 2am, we think you gotta stand for something or you’ll fall for anything. The Princess in Red sang “Breakeven” with The Script‘s Danny O’Donoghue. We’re going to the video, don’t worry.

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The secret song last night was “Ours”.

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Thanks to LittlexStarling310 and shiningtaylor for posting!

Up next, it’s Germany’s turn! The Princess in Red will perform in Berlin, Germany on February 7.

(Source: The O2 via Twitter)
(Source: The O2 via Twitter)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • February 7: The RED Tour in Berlin, Germany at O2 World.
  • February 10: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.
  • February 11: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.

(Sources: @TSwiftOnTour, @TheO2)

The RED Tour London: Money On My Mind with Sam Smith

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift was joined on stage by Sam Smith as she continued the European leg of her blockbuster The RED Tour with the second of five sold-out shows at London's O2 Arena, playing to a capacity crowd of more than 15500 fans, on February 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Sam Hussein/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)
(Photo: Sam Hussein/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)

Take a deep breath, girl.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who always has a lot of work to do on Mondays, we had to ran a Google search for Sam Smith. The Princess in Red brought out the 2014 BRIT Critics’ Choice Award winner as her special guest last night, February 2, during the second RED Tour concert at London’s O2. They sang a rendition of Sam Smith’s hit “Money On My Mind”. I must confess I wasn’t familiar with the song or the artist.

You can see more pictures at Daily Mail.

Let’s go to the clip in 5… 4… 3…

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The secret song last night was “Fifteen”.

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Thanks to nickk133 and Georgia Rockley for posting!

Up next, one more RED Tour concert at London’s O2, before the Enchantress is off to Germany! She’ll still be back for two more shows in London.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • February 4: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.
  • February 7: The RED Tour in Berlin, Germany at O2 World.
  • February 10: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.
  • February 11: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.

(Sources: Daily Mail@TSwiftOnTour)

The RED Tour London: The Fearless One brings out Ed Sheeran!

In storm in my best suit, Fearless…

Here at the Swift Agency, still a guy who just dropped in for biscuits and tea, we’re happy to announce that the RED Tour has officially begin its new international leg in the UK. The Forever and Always Fearless One just brought her re-invigorated team to London for the RED Tour. The first concert was tonight, February 1st, at the O2. Here’s the setlist for the first concert:

(Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for TAS)
(Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for TAS)
  • State of Grace
  • Holy Ground
  • Red
  • You Belong With Me
  • The Lucky One
  • Mean
  • 22
  • Fearless (secret song at the B stage)
  • Sparks Fly
  • Lego House (with secret guest Ed Sheeran)
  • I Knew You Were Trouble
  • All Too Well
  • Love Story
  • Treacherous
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

A huge shoutout to @TSwiftOnTour for the setlist!

The secret song was “Fearless” of course. Clip. Here.

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London’s O2 even got the first secret guest, UK’s very own Ed Sheeran took the stage for “Lego House”. Updated! New clip.

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Thanks to misslolohannah and shiningtaylor for posting!

And the RED Tour is off to another run! Up next, another concert at London’s O2.

(Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for TAS)
(Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for TAS)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • February 2: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.
  • February 4: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.
  • February 7: The RED Tour in Berlin, Germany at O2 World.
  • February 10: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.
  • February 11: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.

(Sources: Getty Images via Google@TSwiftOnTour)