This love is alive back from the dead, Taylor Nation.
Asia, welcome to the 1989 World Tour! Singapore was up for the nights of November 7 and 8. It’s a full show, with the moving catwalk (the “propeller” as it’s known), full band, back up singers and her entire army of dancers. With not a thing to be missed, the Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone actually brought back This Love for the opening night. You Belong With Me was sang on the B-stage. The next night, This Love was no longer in the works, but she did add You Are In Love on the B-stage.
On other news, the Sparkly Dressed won Video of the Year for Bad Blood and International Female Artist at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France. Squad member Ellie Goulding received the International Female Artist award in her name.
But somewhere along the line, the RED Tour got bigger. And longer. And we wish it would go on forever, or at least long enough to reach other countries. Other continents that she’s never visited (COUGH SOUTH AMERICA COUGH). All good things come to an end. And they did. The RED Tour had its last concert in Singapore, on June 12, 2014. It did go around the globe, not everywhere, not every country, not every continent. But at least it spanned most timezones.
The last secret song of the tour was from Speak Now. A very overlooked album if you ask me. This song remains the goodbye anthem that brings a tear and a smile to my face every time. I love this song on its original version and its acoustic version. Although never officially confirmed, this is a song that is believed to have been based on the moment when The Agency was brought up to the stage when Taylor received the CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year back in 2009 (“a band of thieves in ripped up jeans got to rule the world”). Its meaning was expanded to include her entire team – and us fans.
Here at the Swift Agency, just one guy who’s glad for the nostalgia as of late, we’ve been enjoying how the Sparkly Dressed has been picking classics from the beginning of her career for her secret song.
Last night on June 9, because timezones are a tricky thing, she was playing the Singapore Indoor Stadium to the delight of a sold-out crowd. It was the turn of “Teardrops On My Guitar”, an old classic that brings us back… all the way to the start of it all.
We’re two concerts from the end of the RED Tour, and for the fans that are already having concert withdrawals I’d suggest you prepare yourself. The waiting time for the fifth album begins soon. Kuala Lumpur is up next!
The Blonde with the Sparkly Guitar along with organizers and promoters have arranged for a new concert date in Singapore on June 9th.
1,000 seats will be secured for the fans from Thailand so they can attend the show in Singapore. These tickets go on sale May 30th at 10 am through the Thaiticketmaster hotline +66 2262 3838 and online via www.thaiticketmajor.com.
General tickets go on sale this Saturday, May 31st at 10am through the ticketing hotline +65 6333 5000 and online via sportshubtix.sg.
Please remember to follow the latest and official updates at TaylorSwift.com.
T-Swizzle is up for Video of the Year for “Red”, Female Video of the Year for “Red” and featured in Collaborative Video of the Year for Tim McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care” for the 2014 CMT Music Awards. You can vote here.
Note:The following post contains concert details. Don’t read if you prefer to be surprised in your concert!
Hi Swifties 🙂 The reviews from the first Speak Now tour concert are in! Thumbs up! 🙂 Let’s take a look.
TODAYOnline gave her a positive review. You can tell this review is written by a fan by the one big complaint – the author wishes the show would’ve been longer! As the article explains, there were a lot of kids in the audience so Taylor kept the banter to a minimum and sang a decent, if not very large, seleection. There is praise for Taylor being in total control of her voice, and just one instance of her high notes not being perfect. As has been noted by a few people, there were no hits from her first album. Since her first album, Taylor Swift, was never released in Singapore, this may have been a local decision.
Taylor also scored big according to theurbanwire.com. She was said to have ” dazzled the audience with mash-ups as well as acoustic performances on the guitar, piano and a ukelele, no less.” The Outspoken one changed wardrobe between a blue dress and glitter-rich silver and gold numbers. The article mentions Enchanted was the one song when for a moment her voice seemed to give, but still it was after a “high octane set.” According to the article, this was “proof of Swift’s vast improvement as she managed to stay consistent throughout most of the concert.”
Another review in Asia One News seems to agree: “her vocals were near pitch-perfect throughout the 95min show, save for a moment where she faltered on the ballad, Enchanted.” The author is quick to note a high point as well. “One must say that her voice shone particularly bright on Dear John.”
The 90-95 minutes show will be probably expanded on larger venues with hopefully some favorites, both old and new returning to the list.
Speak Now: Bet you can’t watch the choreography between Tay, Cait and Liz without going “Awwww!” I’m not a huge fan of this song, it’s just ok for me – but the live performance is funny.
Dear John: Amazing that she included this song. She really, really nails this one.
Better Than Revenge: This going to be one very expected moment of her concert. She actually says “Now go stand in the corner…” You can’t even hear the phrase past the first words before the screams start.
The T-Party: Wouldn’t you want to be in that room? Getting in this room is a pure act of luck… but being loud and original does help!
The Sparkly Dressed played Seoul, South Korea! We’re awaiting more media to show up on the event. It has been non-stop blogging here at the Swift Agency, where we’re still one guy who really wanted to blog two days ago but concert dates kept coming up. We know those were more important to get, but the days are becoming really short for all the amount of news that I wish I could get to you.