Taylor Swift Announces '1989' World Tour, American Music Awards Performance
The "Shake It Off" singer took to Twitter to announce the news, saying: "So yeah, #The1989WorldTour is happening!! I CANNOT WAIT." The announcement was accompanied by a link to a brief trailer for the tour uploaded on YouTube.
No news on when fans can start buying tickets have been made, however, but subscribers to the country-turned-pop singer's mailing list will reportedly get exclusive access to the info.
The tour will kick off on May 20, 2015 at Bossier City, Los Angeles and end on October 31, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. The European leg of the tour will start on June 20, 2015 in Cologne, Germany and end on June 27, 2015 in London, England. Dates and venues for the Australian leg of the tour have not yet been announced but will reportedly be held in December 2015.
"1989," which was released on October 27 with lukewarm sales, is now expected to sell 1.3 million copies, according to The New York Times, and is foreseen to become this year's biggest selling record.
Meanwhile, the "Out of the Woods" singer will also grace the American Music Awards stage and perform her new single "Blank Space," reports Entertainment Weekly.
Swift will join the list of previously announced performers including Charli XCX, One Direction, Lorde, Fergie, 5 Seconds of Summer, Mary J. Blige, this year's most nominated artist Iggy Azalea and the show's host Pitbull, says The Wrap. Additional performers and presenters will be announced.
The seven-time Grammy winner will perform at the fan-voted awards show on November 23 at the Nokia Live Theatre in Los Angeles.
Apart from her performance at the AMAs, Swift also has a guest stint on the reality singing contest "The Voice," in which she serves as a universal mentor.