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Taylor Swift Brings Red Tour to MetLife Stadium in July

Posted Jan 16, 2013

Taylor Swift has added a 13th stadium show to her 2013 North American tour, in support of her blockbuster new album, RED. MetLife Stadium will welcome the country superstar on Saturday, July 13, 2013.

Tickets will be available starting Friday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, and at Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are priced from $46.50 to $99.50.

Taylor made the initial tour announcement in partnership with ABC’s primetime TV special “All Access Nashville with Katie Couric – A Special Edition of 20/20.” Watch the announcement here on YouTube. RED was released in October to worldwide critical acclaim.

On The RED Tour, Taylor is currently slated to headline 64 shows in 46 cities in 29 states and three provinces. The tour will kick off on March 13 in Omaha, Neb., and continue through September. Acclaimed singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose duet with Taylor from her RED album, “Everything Has Changed,” has already reached the No. 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). At Taylor’s request, every show will include tickets priced at under $50. 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.

Taylor’s RED Tour is set to be one of the most anticipated musical events of 2013, as Taylor’s live shows worldwide bring 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 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!”

Swift is a six-time GRAMMY winner and is the youngest winner in the history of the music industry’s highest honor, the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Her fourth studio album, RED, was released Oct. 22 and has garnered widespread critical acclaim. 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.

Sheeran, the two-time BRIT Award-winning singer/songwriter, has become one of the biggest musical success stories in the UK over the past year and is already a fast-rising star in the U.S. Hi debut single, “The A Team,” was Britain’s highest-charting, biggest-selling debut single of 2011, and his debut album, “ ”, entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 1 and has since been certified 5x-platinum. “ ” debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 on its stateside release via Elektra Records this past summer, with “The A Team” continuing to climb the radio charts.

For more details, visit taylorswift.com, abcnews.com and metlifestadium.com.

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