Taylor Swift The 1989 World Tour
Updated: 6 November 2014
Get ready to Shake It Off with Taylor Swift this summer when she makes her UK return.
The global star will perform for just three nights during June 2015 in Glasgow, Manchester and London. Taylor Swift’s London gig will be a huge concert at London’s Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time festival on 27 June.
Her Glasgow gig will take place on 23 June at The SSE Hydro while Taylor Swift’s Manchester performance is scheduled for 24 June at the Phones 4u Arena.
The tour supports Taylor Swift’s fifth studio album 1989, which has been dubbed her first official pop album moving away from her earlier country styles. 1989 includes Shake It Off and Blank Space.
If June is too much of a wait, you can catch Taylor Swift in London this December when she performs at The O2 arena as part of the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball. Taylor Swift will perform on the events second night – Sunday 7 December – along with Ed Sheeran, Sigma, Sam Smith and Jessie J.
About Taylor Swift
At just 24 Taylor Swift has already established herself as a global superstar which very few music veterans could match.
Her accolades speak volumes – a seven-time Grammy award winner, the only artist to have three albums surpass selling one million copies in the first week of release, youngest recipient of the Album Of The Year Grammy Award, Billboard’s youngest Woman Of The Year, biggest-selling artist across digital… the list goes on.
To get to the global superstar status Taylor Swift was determined at a young age to make it in the music industry. At the age of 14 she moved to the home of country music, Nashville, Tennessee. It was there that she broke her first record in the music industry by becoming the youngest songwriter at the Sony/ATV Music publishing house.
At the age of 15 Taylor Swift released her self-titled debut album. The album landed Swift her first Grammy Award nomination. She went on to break another record following the release of Our Song; the third single to be lifted from Taylor Swift. Our Song scored No.1 on the US’s Hot Country Songs Chart making her the youngest person to perform and write a top-charting hit.
Two years later, Swift released her second album. Fearless topped the success of her first. The pop crossover landed Swift with not one but four Grammy Awards including the coveted Album Of The Year Award. The album also introduced a younger generation to country music.
Moving forward with her third release in 2010, Speak Now, Taylor Swift was now a dominate force in the industry. Speak Now further proved this selling over one million copies during its first week in the US alone. The single Mean, taken from Speak Now, landed Taylor Swift her fifth and sixth Grammy Awards.
Truly a superstar – Taylor Swift catapulted that success with another record breaking week of sales with the release of her fourth album Red. Again, the album sales in the US exceeded the one million mark. She had now become the only female artist to enjoyed two one million selling albums in the first week of a release.
Red contained the singles I Knew You Were Trouble and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. The worldwide hits showcased Taylor Swift’s most-loved traits; her ability to pen honest, personal tracks that transcends into hugely catchy hits.
Her success had already eclipsed that of many of her peers and established artists yet her fifth album, released in October 2014, proved that Swift still has more to give. 1989 was inspired by the music of the decade she was born and is known as her first proper pop album.
Another record breaker - 1989 sold over one million copies during the first week of its release in the US. This meant that Taylor Swift had become the first act to have three albums sell over one million copies in the first week of a release.