The 1989 World Tour Feb 22, 2015 3:58:39 GMT
Post by ThirdTerm on Feb 22, 2015 3:58:39 GMT
This past week, pop superstar Taylor Swift announced the details for her upcoming 1989 World Tour, which will kick off in early May in Tokyo and visit the US, Canada, and several countries in Europe. So far, the tour only runs 79 shows and wraps up in December, but there’s a pretty good chance the singer will extend the event, as demand for her is exceptionally high all around the globe.
HAIM: Pronounced like l’chaim, the three sisters from Los Angeles have been critical favorites since they first popped up just a few years ago. The trio’s debut album was released in late 2013, where it debuted in the top ten, despite them never charting a single in this country. Their appearance on the bill isn’t too surprising, considering they have been seen hanging out with Swift (via Instagram photos and the like) quite a bit in the past few months. The sisters are currently up for the Best New Artist at the Grammys.
Shawn Mendes: 16 year old Shawn Mendes is likely the first big star we’ll see in the music world who got his start on Vine. At just 15, Mendes signed a major label deal thanks to his six-second song snippets (and his millions of followers of course). So far, the Canadian pop star has only released one EP and two singles, but that was enough to get him a top ten album and a spot opening for Taylor throughout the US. His full length debut album Handwritten is expected in April.
Vance Joy: Taylor Swift hasn’t been shy about being a big time Vance Joy fan in the past, so bringing him along on the road in both America and the artist’s home country, Australia (where he is the sole opener), makes a lot of sense. She previously performed a cover of Joy’s biggest hit “Riptide”, which was one of the biggest breakout smashes around the world last year.
Ellie Goulding: Though she’s only had a handful of successful tracks here in the States, Ellie Goulding is one of the biggest stars that the UK has right now. She has racked up an impressive fifteen top 40 hits across the pond, and she is only now preparing to release her third album. She is playing a show in London, where she might be just as big a draw as Swift herself.
John Newman: Newman and Goulding are only opening for Taylor one night, but that still technically puts them on the bill. Newman seemed to come out of nowhere in the past year or so, posing himself as a more upbeat version of Sam Smith (to a degree). In no time at all, he collected three number one hits in the UK, including “Blame”, his collaboration with EDM producer extraordinaire Calvin Harris, which is his highest charting release in America.