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Taylor Swift Earns Rave Reviews Playing to Capacity Crowds on the RED Tour

March 25, 2013

Taylor Swift is just six shows into The RED Tour, and the show is already impressing critics and electrifying capacity crowds at every stop. Over the course of the tour’s first 6 arena dates, the seven-time GRAMMY winner has played to more than 80,000 fans and earned rave reviews.

“The pop-country super-duper-mega-star can do no wrong on stage, with mic in hand, strumming guitars or tickling ivories, ducking in and out of different costumes, while being screamed at by 14,000 people.”--The Charlotte Observer

“With every production, Swift elevates her game, and The RED Tour is no exception. She is a gifted entertainer -- equally appealing when she's strumming solo acoustic guitar or frolicking with jesters and man-sized bunnies. When it comes to connecting with an audience, Swift is a pro.” –

“A crowd-pleasing affair….leading the charge for splashy spectacles. Everything Swift’s fans expected from a Taylor Swift extravaganza.”– St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The “super spectacle…turned the arena into a massive dance party. The audience told her how much they related to the songs: They started singing along immediately. For Swift, now is the time to celebrate her ability to sing in the center ring of her own circus. If she keeps writing so skillfully about her feelings, she'll still be around when the red fires of youth fade to quieter shades.”-- Omaha World-Herald

“Elaborate, more mature….almost too much to absorb in one sitting. The obvious financial investment Swift makes in her show is impressive. From stages swarmed with performers to elaborate sets, she cuts no corners.” – Country Aircheck

Taylor’s RED Tour show is a close to two-hour performance featuring two multi-level stages, elaborate costumes, dancers, aerialists and changing sets. Taylor plays electric guitar, banjo, piano and acoustic guitar and changes costumes 10 times over the course of the evening. Taylor’s set features eleven songs from her record-breaking RED album (released on Big Machine Records), including her duet with Ed Sheeran (“Everything Has Changed”), as well as new takes on many other fan favorites.The North American portion of The RED Tour will play 66 shows (including 13 stadium stops) in 47 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces spanning 6 months in 2013.The tour visits the New York City area this week, with three sold-out shows at The Prudential Center.

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