Culture

Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour Dates announced as Swift removes music from Spotify

As expected, Taylor Swift has announced her 1989 World Tour this morning with a new video confirming the tour-dates and cities. The tour will be promoting her latest album, her fifth studio release 1989, and it’s looking like this may be her largest yet. Swift’s latest record is expected to go platinum by the end of the week, this will be three in a row for Swift should it hit the milestone.

Starting off the tour, Swift will be spending May 20 in Louisiana with Vance Joy. Shawn Mendes will join Swift’s stage for another two days. If you are hoping to get tickets, then you will have to act fast on November 14. If you are an American Express cardholder, you will have early access on November 7.

Here are the 1989 World Tour dates:

» 5/20 – Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
» 5/22 – Baton Rouge @ LSU Tiger Stadium
» 5/30 – Detroit @ Ford Field
» 6/2 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
» 6/3 – Cleveland @ Quicken Loans Arena
» 6/6 – Pittsburgh @ Heinz Field
» 6/8 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
» 6/9 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
» 6/13 – Philadelphia @ Lincoln Financial Field
» 6/20 – Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
» 6/21 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
» 6/23 – Glasgow, U.K. @ SSE Hydro
» 6/24 – Manchester, U.K. @ Arena
» 6/27 – London @ British Summertime Hyde Park
» 7/6 – Ottawa @ Canadian Tire Centre
» 7/7 – Montreal @ Bell Centre
» 7/11 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
» 7/13 – Washington, D.C. @ Nationals Park
» 7/18 – Chicago @ Soldier Field
» 7/24 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
» 7/25 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
» 8/1 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place Stadium
» 8/4 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Rexall Place
» 8/5 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Rexall Place
» 8/8 – Seattle @ CenturyLink Field
» 8/15 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
» 8/17 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
» 8/18 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
» 8/25 – Los Angeles @ Staples Center
» 8/26 – Los Angeles @ Staples Center
» 8/29 – San Diego @ PETCO Park
» 9/4 – Salt Lake City @ EnergySolutions Arena
» 9/5 – Denver @ Pepsi Center
» 9/6 – Denver @ Pepsi Center
» 9/9 – Fargo, ND, Fargodome
» 9/11 – St. Paul @ Xcel Energy Center
» 9/12 – St. Paul @ Xcel Energy Center
» 9/16 – Indianapolis @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
» 9/17 – Columbus, Ohio @ Nationwide Arena
» 9/18 – Columbus, Ohio @ Nationwide Arena
» 9/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
» 9/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
» 9/25 – Nashville @ Bridgestone Arena
» 9/26 – Nashville @ Bridgestone Arena
» 10/2 – Toronto @ Rogers Centre
» 10/3 – Toronto @ Rogers Centre
» 10/8 – Des Moines @ Wells Fargo Arena
» 10/9 – Omaha @ CenturyLink Center
» 10/10 – Omaha @ CenturyLink Center
» 10/13 – St. Louis @ Scottrade Center
» 10/14 – St. Louis @ Scottrade Center
» 10/17 – Dallas @ AT&T Stadium
» 10/20 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
» 10/21 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
» 10/24 – Atlanta @ Georgia Dome
» 10/27 – Miami @ AmericanAirlines Arena
» 10/31 – Tampa @ Raymond James Stadium

This news comes on the same day that Taylor Swift’s albums have vanished from Spotify. This was a result of Spotify publicly criticizing Swift’s record label for not allowing the Spotify to stream her 1989 immediately. Spotify had this to say about the removal, “We love Taylor Swift, and our more than 40 million users love her even more — nearly 16 million of them have played her songs in the last 30 days, and she’s on over 19 million playlists.” The company added, “We hope she’ll change her mind and join us in building a new music economy that works for everyone. We believe fans should be able to listen to music wherever and whenever they want, and that artists have an absolute right to be paid for their work and protected from piracy. That’s why we pay nearly 70% of our revenue back to the music community.”