Monday, October 29, 2012
Taylor Swift has Tampa date for 'Red'
From the cover of Rolling Stone to Letterman, Taylor Swift is everywhere these days promoting her new album "Red" and, yes, its tour includes a local stop at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on April 20.
Tickets, $29.50-$84.50, go on sale 10 a.m. Nov. 16.
“I didn’t think I could be any more excited about my RED album, but then I start thinking about how I’m going to put the new show together for The RED Tour,” Swift said in a statement. “I have so many ideas about how to really bring this music to life, and I can’t wait to share the new show with all my fans!”
Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose duet with Taylor, “Everything Has Changed,” from her "Red" album, has already reached the No. 1 on iTunes all-genre Top Songs chart, will be a special guest on all of the shows on the tour.
Tickets will be available at the McDonald's Ticket Office at the Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster.com.
In related news, the country-pop super star will co-host the Grammy nominations television special.
Grammy officials say Swift will join LL Cool J as hosts of the Dec. 5 special, airing live on CBS from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. This is the first year the nominations special has been broadcast from Music City.
—Photo: This Oct. 23, 2012 file photo shows Taylor Swift performing on ABC’s "Good Morning America" in New York. INVISION — Photo by Charles Sykes