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                       TAYLOR SWIFT
                 SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011
              2010’S HOTTEST TOURING ARTIST TAYLOR SWIFT TAKES
                   XL CENTER BY STORM ONE NIGHT ONLY
                       JUNE 22ND WITH SPECIAL GUEST
                                NEEDTOBREATHE!

             TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH 10:00 AM!

   Tickets will go on sale Friday, February 18th at 10am. Tickets will be available
    online at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000. Tickets can be
   purchased at the XL Center Ticket Office beginning Monday, February 21st at
                                        Noon.


HARTFORD, CT – February 9, 2011 – Taylor Swift announced that she will tour the world in
2011 in support of her blockbuster Speak Now album, which shattered sales records with over a
million copies sold in its first week of release.

Taylor is currently slated to play 87 shows in 19 countries spanning four continents on the
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TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011, which kicks off February 9 in
Singapore.

The 2011 dates will include six stadium shows – Foxborough, MA’s Gillette Stadium, Detroit’s
Ford Field, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, Kansas City’s
Arrowhead Stadium, and Dallas’s Cowboys Stadium. Taylor’s 15-month, 107-date FEARLESS
2009 / 2010 Tour sold out arenas and stadiums in 88 cities in five countries.

Taylor will play shows throughout Asia and Europe during the first quarter of 2011, before kicking
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off her North American tour on May 27 in Omaha, Neb. SPEAK NOW Tour dates are planned
for later in the year in Australia and New Zealand. The North American leg of the tour is
sponsored by COVERGIRL®, and ticket prices start at $25.

The SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011 is one of the most-anticipated musical experiences of the
year, as Taylor’s live show is renowned for her incredibly high-energy theatrical presentation of
graphics, sets and visual elements, all conceptualized by Taylor herself. During the course of her
show, Taylor plays a variety of instruments and has multiple wardrobe changes. Each show,
Taylor performs hit after hit from her three Big Machine Records albums, including the chart-
topping “Mine,” “Love Story,” “You Belong With Me,” “Our Song,” and “Fifteen.”
“Swift’s fans don’t just believe in her savvy songwriting and gracious, magnetic stage presence.
They trust her as a peer,” raved the Los Angeles Times. “And if the unerring pleasures of her set
– and the crowd’s Beatles-sized reactions – were any indication, they’ll be trusting her for a long
time.” The (Phoenix) Arizona Republic wrote: “Swift shoots to superstardom. Her two-hour set at
the sold-out arena showed a level of creativity – and more important, sincerity - which many other
acts don’t reach for decades, if ever. There is a new master of the stage in pop music moving
quickly up the ladder.”

“I’m so excited to go back out on tour again in 2011!” says Taylor. “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!”

Taylor Swift is a four-time GRAMMY winner, the top-selling digital artist in music history, has had
singles top both the Country and Pop radio charts, and had the #1 best-selling album in any
genre of music in 2009. With 1,046,718 copies sold in the US in the first week of release, last
month her Speak Now album scored SoundScan’s biggest single-week sales total since 2005
and is the biggest debuting country studio album in history. With the release of Speak Now,
Taylor made history on the Billboard Hot 100, charting a record-breaking 11 songs from one
album in a single week. Taylor, who writes all of her own songs, has career record sales now in
excess of 17 million albums and 31 million song downloads.

The North American leg of the TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR is sponsored by
COVERGIRL®, and produced and promoted by The Messina Group (TMG.) The COVERGIRL®
sponsorship is an expansion of the partnership announced earlier this year, when Taylor was
named the newest COVERGIRL®. Taylor’s COVERGIRL® campaign is set to launch in January
of 2011. TMG is a partner of AEG Live, one of the top live entertainment companies in the world,
which produces world tours featuring internationally renowned artists and regional concerts and
festivals.

For more details, log on to www.taylorswift.com.




For more information, please contact:

      Paula Erickson                  Claudine Ottinger – Tour Publicist
      Erickson Public Relations       Erickson Public Relations
      615.665.5950                    843.971.9840
      paula@ericksonpr.com            claudine@ericksonpr.com

				
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