Country music sensation Taylor Swift is returning to one of her favorite venues – Gillette Stadium – this summer as part of her newly announced the "RED Tour."
“Foxborough is the first place that I realized it was a possibility to play for [over 100,000] people in two days,” Swift said during her "Speak Now" concert at Gillette Stadium in June 2011. ... “My time in Foxborough will be filed under one of the greatest times in my life."
Swift announced her new tour Friday, only days after her new album, "RED" was released. Watch the YouTube video above to see Swift's announcement of "The Red Tour."
Swift's North American stadium and arena tour is currently slated to headline 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states and three provinces in 2013. She will be at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, July 27. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Visit Gillette Stadium's website for more ticket information.
The tour begins on March 13 in Omaha, Nebraska and continues through September. Swift will play in nine stadiums during the tour:
- Detroit’s Ford Field
- Dallas’s Cowboys Stadium
- Toronto’s Rogers Centre
- Winnipeg’s Investors’ Group Field
- Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium
- Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field
- Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field
- Gillette Stadium
- Chicago’s Soldier Field
Joining Swift on the "RED Tour" is acclaimed singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose duet with Swift from her RED album, "Everything has Changed," has already reached number one on iTunes' all-genre Top Songs chart.
At Swift's request, every show will include tickets priced at under $50. "The RED Tour" is set to be one of the most-anticipated musical events of 2013, as the country star's live shows are renowned worldwide for bringing 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.”
Foxborough Patch was equally impressed by Swift's June 2011 performance at Gillette Stadium, calling her two-day performance "another spectacular, over the top show" and "the opening act left jaws hanging as fans quickly realized the show was going to be much more than your typical country concert."
During the course of every show, Swift 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,” Swift said. “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 history of the music industry’s highest honor, the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Her fourth studio album, RED, was just released this week, and is already garnering widespread critical acclaim and setting new sales records. 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 Swift one of the 100 most influential people in the world.