Taylor Swift kicks off world tour, adds Danny Gokey as opening act to U.S. tour dates - See dates and video
Taylor Swift kicked off her worldwide tour, following the release of her "Speak Now" album, on February 9 with a sold out show in Singapore. The tour will hit 19 country with 90 shows panned and Swift is expected to start the North American leg of the tour in Omaha, Nebraska on May 27.
It was also announced that former "American Idol" finalist Danny Gokey has been added ten tour dates. Gokey, who finished in third place during the reality show's eight season, will open for Swift starting on July 8 in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to USA Today.
Swifts other opening acts will include Frankie Ballard, Hunter Hayes, Josh Kelley, Randy Montana, James Wesley and Charlie Worsham.
Swift posted a YouTube video of her experiences during the Asian leg of her tour, which ended on February 21 in Hong Kong. The video can be seen below.
"I'm so excited to go back out on tour again in 2011," said Swift on her official website. "The Fearless Tour was so much fun and even more unforgettable than I ever imagined and I can't wait to get back out and play my new music from "Speak Now"! The fans have been so amazing, and I'm thrilled to play in new cities around the world and meet even more of my fans in 2011!"
The country and pop star has four Grammys under her belt and has sold over 31 million digital track downloads and 17 million albums. Swift says she has written all of her own songs and many of the tracks on "Speak Now" mention her relationships, such as the one she had with "Twilight" actor Taylor Lautner. The song "Dear John" is believed to be about 33-year-old singer John Mayer, who Swift was once linked to. She has not confirmed the meaning of the track and he has not commented.
Swift said in October that she wants her concerts next year to have a wedding theme, but there was no mention of such plans on her official website.
Check out the full list of remaining tour dates and Swifts YouTube video below.
Taylor Swift's "Speak Now World Tour" 2011 tour dates:
March 6 - Brussles, Belgium, Forest National
March 7 - Rotterdam, Holland, Ahoy
March 9 - Oslo, Norway, Oslo Spektrum
March 12 - Oberhausen, Germany, Oberhausen Arena
March 14 - Munich, Germany, Olympiahalle
March 17 - Paris, France, Zenith
March 19 - Madrid, Spain, Palacio De Deportes
March 22 - Birmingham, United Kingdom, LG Arena
March 25 - Belfast, Northern Ireland, Odyssey Arena
March 27 - Dublin, Republic of Ireland, O2 Dublin
March 29 - Manchester, United Kingdom, Manchester Evening News Arena
March 30 - London, United Kingdom, O2 Arena
May 27 & 28 - Omaha, Nebraska
May 29 - Des Moines, Iowa
June 2 & 3 - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
June 4 - Orlando, Florida
June 7 - Columbus, Ohio
June 8 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
June 11 - Detroit, Michigan
June 14 & 15 - St. Paul, Minnesota
June 18 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 21 - Buffalo, New York
June 22 - Hartford, Connecticut
June 25 - Foxboro, Massachusetts
June 30 - Greensboro, North Carolina
July 1 - Knoxville, Tennessee
July 2 - Louisville, Kentucky
July 8 - Charlotte, North Carolina
July 9 & 10 - Atlanta, Georgia
July 14 - Montreal, Quebec
July 15 & 16 - Toronto, Ontario
July 19 & 20 - New York, New York
July 28 - Grand Rapids, Michigan
July 29 - Indianapolis, Indiana
July 30 - Cleveland, Ohio
August 2 & 3 - Washington, DC
August 6 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 9 & 10 - Chicago, Illinois
August 13 - Lexington, Kentucky
August 14 - St. Louis, Missouri
August 18 & 19 - Edmonton, Alberta
August 23 & 24 - Los Angeles, California
September 1 & 2 - San Jose, California
September 3 - Sacramento, California
September 6 - Portland, Oregon
September 7 - Seattle, Washington
September 10 & 11 - Vancouver, British Columbia
September 16 & 17 - Nashville, Tennessee
September 21 - Tulsa, Oklahoma
September 24 - Kansas City, Missouri
September 27 - Denver, Colorado
September 28 - Salt Lake City, Utah
October 4 - Little Rock, Arkansas
October 5 - New Orleans, Louisiana
October 8 - Dallas, Texas