Tour news: Taylor Swift to return to NZ

Taylor Swift returns to Vector Arena. Photo / Supplied
Taylor Swift returns to Vector Arena. Photo / Supplied

Country-pop superstar Taylor Swift returns to New Zealand in November, less than two years after she played three sold-out Vector Arena shows in March last year.

The 23-year-old, who has already released four albums - including last year's Red which produced hits We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, I Knew You Were Trouble, and 22 - plays Vector on Friday, November 29, with more shows sure to be announced.

It's likely she could equal, if not surpass, her run of three shows last year considering Red has already sold more than 5.4 million copies worldwide since being released in October.

Although her 2008 album Fearless is her biggest seller (with nine million copies sold it made her a household name), Red has potential to come close.

And with attendances at concerts on the start of the North American leg of The Red Tour totalling anywhere from 12,000 to 50,000, it seems Swift is just as big as ever.

When she last played here her sumptuous stage show was one of the most elaborate to be held at Vector, with gilded balconies and staircases, aerial artists, a 10-piece band and dancers.

If reports of her latest tour are anything to go by then expect another spectacle. Edge radio host Dominic Harvey went to Detroit to interview Swift and watch her sold-out show, which was attended by 50,000 fans.

"It's big, with multiple costume changes, 15 dancers, a tight band, fireworks, confetti cannons and some of the best backdrops you'll ever see," he said.

The set-list on the latest tour is made up mostly of songs from Red, including an extended dubstep jam of I Knew You Were Trouble, but with fan favourites and hits such as Mean, You Belong With Me and Love Story.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 21 from Ticketmaster.

- TimeOut

- NZ Herald

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