Taylor Swift already has the hottest album in the country, with her new 1989 projected to have sold more than a million copies last week. Next year, she’ll have one of the hottest tours. Taylor Swift will launch the 1989 World Tour May 20 inBossier City, La. The tour will play arenas and stadiums in five countries before ending with a Halloween show at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. The 24-year-old singer taped a special video that was played on Good Morning America on Monday morning (November 3rd) to announce the tour. Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy — whose hit Riptide Swift recently covered for a BBC radio show — will open the North American dates. Shawn Mendes will join the stadium shows.
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, released almost two years ago on Big MachineRecords, has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide to date, including 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.