With her latest record, “1989,” enjoying first-week record sales that truly hark back to the 1989 glory days of the music business, Taylor Swift announced her 2015 tour dates Monday morning, including a pair of shows Sept. 11-12 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. She will also have a one-night stand at Fargo’s Fargodome Sept. 9.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale Nov. 21 through Ticketmaster at prices yet to be announced. Pre-sale options for TaylorSwift.com members and American Express cardholders start Nov. 14.
Swift easily sold out two nights at Xcel Energy Center last year, also in early September. Her changeover to a more overtly poppy, utterly twang-less, synthesizer-heavy sound on her new album has done nothing to lessen her popularity, and may even add to it.
Newly based in New York – as her first single attests over and over and over – the 24-year-old music icon is performing in stadiums in many other cities on next year’s tour, including Chicago’s Soldier Field on July 18. The tour starts May 20 in beautiful Bossier City, La.
Her itinerary leaves open dates on either side of her Sept. 11-12 engagement to possibly add an extra show or two in St. Paul, but Swift is not Garth Brooks when it comes to multi-night stands.