Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s hoping everyone gets TS tickets for Christmas, we’re glad to announce yet another part of the world covered by the reputation Stadium Tour. Taylor will tour Australia and New Zealand by the end of 2018.
Dates have been added to the Calendar 2018 page. A 24-hour presale for TaylorSwift.com members will begin on Tuesday, December 12. General onsale will happen on Friday, December 15th. All dates and times are local to the venue. Take that into consideration if you are following her there.
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.
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.
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 Artist, Favorite 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”.
Those awards are heavier than a car, Taylor Nation.
(Photo: Tony Mott for Nova 96.9)
Taylor Swift is performing in Melbourne, Australia having already played the first of three nights at the AAMI Park. During her stay in Hamilton Island, she also performed a few songs in Nova 96.9’s Red Room. You can watch Shake It Off and Wildest Dreams.
The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989’s Microphone also appeared via satellite at the BBC Music Awards where she won the International Artist of the Year category. Here to accept her award, is the Sparkly Dressed herself.
The Queen of Sparks took Adelaide into a warm hug and rocked their world at the Entertainment Center on December 7 and 8. All You Had To Do Was Stay and This Love seem to have been taken away from the set list. The secret songs in the acoustic set during the B Stage performance were You Are In Love and You Belong With Me. The seven-GRAMMY-award winner singer/songwriter has already been nominated for seven more GRAMMY awards.
The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone played the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia to the delight of 50,000 people. Mine was the surprise song sang acoustically. She had no surprise guests but she did bring This Love back to the setlist.
According to news.com.au, she reminisced about Brisbane being the first city she played in Australia some seven years ago: “Back then seven years ago I was playing a club tour, I was playing really small venues, bars and clubs and having the best time with you so I decided I’ve got to keep coming back and it seems like it was just yesterday but now you’ve gone and filled up this giant stadium haven’t you.”
Strangely enough, that might be the era that I miss most. The time in which she was getting big enough that you could find a gig in a city you could travel to but you didn’t have the crazy amount of production she does nowadays. Bigger might be better in the long run, but there’s something to be said about getting to see an artist you love at a smaller venue, playing acoustically close to your face. Nowadays, she does manage to give you a glimpse as the propeller spins around the stadiums but some nostalgia still can get you right in the feels.
Mine was dedicated to Rachel, a young girl that was killed in a car accident and always identified herself with this song. Her friends, family and fans have been using the #MineForRachel hashtag on Twitter to convince the Forever and Always Fearless One to sing it for her. Wish granted.
The fact she doesn’t have the crazy surprise guests doesn’t sound so bad to me. You get one extra song from the Enchantress. And sometimes it can even be one of your favorite ones. Yes, I wish I could’ve heard Wonderland live. Not gonna happen.
Up next, double show in Adelaide on December 7 and 8. Enjoy the 1989 World Tour, Australia!