News that Taylor Swift is bringing ‘The Red Tour’ to Australia this year has thrilled Swifties around the country.
Now, as we countdown the days to the pre-sale we thought we’d give Taylor Swift fans a little bit more info about what they can expect from these amazing concerts. As co-presenters of this tour, Take 40 is just as excited as you to see Taylor perform, and from everything we’ve heard about The Red Tour her fans will not be left unimpressed.
This will be the first time in 20 years that a female artist has performed a solo stadium tour in Australia, and we can’t wait for December to roll around. Talk about an early Christmas present!
So here’s a bit more information about ‘The Red Tour’.
HOW DO I GET TICKETS?
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday the 21st of May. There will be a presale available for this tour, available on the Frontier website from next Tuesday the 14th of May to Wednesday 15th May. Head to Frontier for more info!
HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?
Tickets to see Taylor Swift in Australia and New Zealand on The Red Tour start at around $85 right through to $399.90.
ARE THERE ANY VIP PACKAGES?
A very limited number of premium Pit tickets will be sold for each show, which will allow fans 16 years and over access to an exclusive standing area surrounded by Taylor’s stage. This does not include a meet and greet with Taylor. There are also two top tier ticketing packages, the #1 priced at $399.90 and #2 at $249.50. Stay tuned for more info about what each package includes!
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT ‘THE RED TOUR’?
As those who have gone to Taylor’s concerts before know, Ms Swift is an amazing performer and her shows are like no other. If you’ve seen snippets of ‘The Red Tour’ performance online, you’ll know that it features two multi-level stages, elaborate costumes, dancers, aerialists and changing sets. This event provides non-stop action and state of the art technology, Taylor constantly moves around the venue and uses different stages, giving every audience member a great seat. Taylor plays electric guitar, banjo, piano and acoustic guitar and changes costumes 10 times over the course of the evening. Her set at her Aussie shows will feature (not surprisingly) a ton of tracks for her latest album ‘Red’ plus lots of older fan favourites.
WHAT ARE OTHER PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT ‘THE RED TOUR’?
Rolling Stone “Seeing Taylor Swift live in 2013 is seeing a maestro at the top of her or anyone's game. No other pop auteur can touch her right now for emotional excess or musical reach. Red [is] the slickest, smartest and just plain best mega-pop statement of our time. Seeing Taylor onstage now is seeing....total commitment, total fan fervor, total connection between audience and performer. A true arena-rock goddess at an amazing peak."
The New York Times “A king-size spectacle, [whose] juxtapositions have power, one theatrical scene after the next. Taylor Swift off-script is very much like Taylor Swift on-script: not just the brains of the operation, but the brawn, too, the unflappable force that ensures stuck landings. Ms. Swift’s voice is stronger than it’s ever been, and also sturdier….she sang vividly from behind a piano, show[ing] credible dark emotion."
The Village Voice “Taylor Swift was born to entertain. Swift remains genuine….which speaks further to her endless appealing nature as a performer.”
The Miami Herald "Genuinely powerful. Swift seems to have made an astute transition to her new identity of self-determined young woman. Swift came across as sincere and open in a way that made her the modest but adored mistress of a girl-power mega church.”
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