Tampa Bay Times Forum
401 Channelside Dr
Tampa, FL 33602
7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013
Taylor Swift will bring her "RED Tour" to the Tampa Bay Times Forum on April 20th, 2013!
TaylorSwift announced tonight that she will launch a North American stadium and arena tour in early 2013 in support of her blockbuster new album, RED. The tour will include a stop at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Tickets for this show will go on sale Friday,November 16 at 10:00 AM.
Taylor made the special announcement in partnership with ABC News on tonight’s primetime TV special “All Access Nashville with Katie Couric – A Special Edition of 20/20.” Watch the announcement here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoJj-5nAGpM. RED was released this week to widespread worldwide critical acclaim and has already topped the iTunes album sales charts in 40countries.
On The RED Tour, Taylor is currently slated to headline 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces in 2013. The tour will kick-off on March 13 in Omaha, Nebraska and continuethrough September. Acclaimed singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose duet with Taylor from her RED album, “Everything Has Changed,” has already reached the #1 position atop iTunes all-genre Top Songs chart, will be a special guest on all of the shows on the tour.
The RED Tour will be produced and promoted by The Messina Group (TMG). TMG is a partner of AEG Live, one of the top live entertainment companies in the world, which produces world tours featuring internationally renowned artists and regional concerts and festivals. At Taylor’s request, every show will include tickets priced at under $50. On-sale information is available now at www.taylorswift.com and www.abcnews.com.
Taylor’s RED Tour is set to be one of the most-anticipated musical events of 2013, as her live shows are renowned worldwide for bringing her music to life with what Variety has dubbed “supreme spectacle” and Billboard has hailed as an “overwhelming experience…that blended the pacing, the music and the artist's personality in a way that transfixed.” During the course of every show, Taylor plays a variety of instruments and performs her biggest hits and fan favorites from her four Big Machine Records albums.
“I didn’t think I could be any more excited about my RED album, but then I start thinking about how I’m going to put the new show together for The RED Tour,” says Taylor. “I have so many ideas about how to really bring this music to life, and I can’t wait to share the new show with all my fans!”
Taylor Swift is a six-time GRAMMY winner, and is the youngest winner in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Her fourth studio album, RED, was just released this week, and is already garnering widespread critical acclaim and setting new sales records. Her 2010 album, Speak Now, was lauded on Rolling Stone’s prestigious “The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time” (by women) list, and Time magazine has named Taylor one of the 100 most influential people in the world.