7-Time GRAMMY Winner Taylor Swift Brings The 1989 World Tour to NYC/NJ with Special Guests Vance Joy & Shawn Mendes
Tickets On-Sale Friday, November 14th at 9am
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - November 3, 2014 – Seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift announced The 1989 World Tour on Good Morning America this morning just days after performing an epic concert in Times Square to over 20,000 fans, and wrapping up promotion of her history making fifth studio album, 1989. The 1989 World Tour will be produced and promoted by AEG Live & The Messina Group (TMG) and kicks off on May 20, 2015 in Louisiana.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, November 14 at 9am ET. American Express® Card Members and members of TaylorSwift.com will have access to purchase tickets in advance beginning November 7 at 10am ET.
Tickets will be available online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. If tickets remain, fans can also purchase at the MetLife Stadium Box Office beginning Monday, November 17 at 11am.
Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy and singer, songwriter and viral sensation Shawn Mendes will support the global superstar. The 1989 World Tour will encompass eight countries and span four continents including North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Last year, the North American portion of Taylor's sold out The RED Tour played to more than 1.36 million fans over 66 shows (including 13 stadium stops) in 47 cities in 29 states. Also in 2013, Taylor took The RED Tour Down Under -- performing sold out stadium shows in Australia (as well as arena dates in New Zealand), becoming the first solo female artist in twenty years to undertake a national stadium concert tour of Australia. In addition, The RED Tour visited Europe for six sold-out shows in 2014. Taylor Swift, who writes all of her own songs, is a global superstar, seven-time GRAMMY winner and the youngest winner in history of the music industry's highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. Taylor is the only artist in music history to have an album (2010's Speak Now, 2012's RED and 2014's 1989) hit the 1 million plus first-week sales figure three times. She is the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 in the U.S. with three consecutive studio albums. Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone's prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, Time magazine has named her one the of the 100 Most Influential People in the world, and she is Billboard's youngest-ever Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honor twice. Taylor has career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and almost 80 million song downloads worldwide, and has had singles top both the pop and country radio charts around the globe. Taylor's album RED (Big Machine Records), released two years ago, sold more than 1.2 million copies in the U.S. in its first week, scoring the highest first-week sales debut of any album in over a decade. "Shake It Off.” the first single off her critically acclaimed fifth studio album 1989, topped Billboard’s Pop, HotAC and Hot 100 charts and has earned double Platinum-status by the RIAA for exceeding sales of two million downloads in the U.S., and has peaked at No. 1 in 64 countries on iTunes. 1989 topped iTunes’ sales charts in 95 countries on its release and was the highest selling first week release of 2014.
About Vance Joy
Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy proved himself a breakout artist of 2014 with the song “Riptide” from his debut full-length album Dream Your Life Away. After spending 5 weeks in the #1 spot at alternative radio, the song is now making its way up the Billboard Hot 100. A 5x-platinum certified, top 10 smash in his native Australia, the track is certified 2x platinum in Sweden; platinum in Canada and Norway; gold in Austria, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom and in the U.S. “Mess Is Mine,” the second single from the album, is currently ascending Alternative and Triple A outlets nationwide. Recently named as VH1’s “You Oughta Know” artist for the month of September, Vance Joy will perform at “VH1 You Oughta Know Live In Concert,” on Thursday, November 13th, followed by an appearance on “Today” the following morning in the 10 AM hour on Friday, November 14th as Elvis Duran’s “Artist of the Month.” Vance Joy is currently on a sold-out North American headline tour. For more information, visit www.vancejoy.com.
About Shawn Mendes
Hailed by Billboard as “Music’s First Vine Star” and TIME Magazine as one of the "Most Influential Teens Of 2014", singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes has emerged from teen viral sensation to major best-selling status almost overnight. His self-titled debut EP hit the #1 spot on iTunes less than an hour after it's release. This only one month after his debut single "Life Of The Party" also topped the iTunes Charts, selling over 150,000 copies in its first week, and making Shawn the youngest ever artist to break into the Billboard Hot 100's Top 25 with a debut single. Just 16 years old, and from Pickering, Ontario, Shawn has quickly become one of music's most promising young stars.
About AEG Live/TMG
The 1989 World Tour will be produced and promoted by AEG Live & The Messina Group (TMG). TMG is a partner of AEG Live, one of the top live entertainment companies in the world. AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, broadcast, and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Jake Owen, Hunter Hayes, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Cher, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Paul McCartney, and The Who. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com
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