January 30, 2009

Taylor Swift announces tour dates

Singer Taylor Swift, Nielsen SoundScan's top-selling 2008 artist, says she is planning a North America concert tour this year.

Swift is expected to perform in 52 cities in 38 states and provinces in the United States and Canada over the course of six months. In most markets, ticket prices will start at $20, plus local fees, her label Big Machine Records said in a news release.

Headlining my own tour is a dream come true. This way I can play more music every night than I ever have before, the 19-year-old recording artist said in a statement Friday. Having written my own songs, they are all stories in my head, and my goal for this tour is to bring those stories to life. My favorite thing when I go to a concert is having lots of changing things to look at, so I've been working really hard to make this show as multi-dimensional as possible. I want to be sure that everyone has the opportunity to come see my show, so we have affordable tickets available for every date we do this year.