The Red Tour

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The Red Tour
Tour by Taylor Swift
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Associated album Red
Start date March 13, 2013 (2013-03-13)
End date June 12, 2014 (2014-06-12)
Legs 4
No. of shows
  • 7 in Asia
  • 6 in Europe
  • 66 in North America
  • 7 in Oceania
  • 86 total
Box office $150.2 million ($151.95 million in 2016 dollars)[1]
Taylor Swift concert chronology

The Red Tour was the third concert tour by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Launched in support of Swift's fourth studio album, Red (2012), the tour began on March 13, 2013 in Omaha, Nebraska and concluded on June 12, 2014 in Singapore, this was the first tour by Swift to extend to Muslim countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia.

Background[edit]

Taylor with guitar
Taylor on the crane above the audience
Swift performing at the Red Tour

On October 25, 2012, in partnership with ABC News on the prime-time TV special All Access Nashville with Katie Couric – A Special Edition of 20/20, Swift announced that she would launch a North American stadium and arena tour in early 2013 in support of her fourth studio album, Red (2012).[2] During a radio interview with WRVW, Swift mentioned that "It's nothing like any other tour before."[citation needed]

Swift told Billboard: "Of course, you know the tour will be a big representation of this record". "I'm so excited to see what songs the fans like the most and which ones jump to the forefront, because that's the first step. We always see which songs are really the passionate songs and the ones the fans are freaking out over the most, and those are the ones that are definitely in the set list. I can't wait for that."[3]

Swift used Tom Petty's "American Girl" as her entrance song on her previous tour but now takes the stage to Lenny Kravitz's version of "American Woman".[4] She sang a cover of The Lumineers's "Ho Hey" nightly, intertwined with her own "Stay Stay Stay".[5]

Set list[edit]

The following set list is representative of the show on March 27, 2013, it is not representative of all concerts for the duration of the tour.[6]

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening acts, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening acts Attendance Revenue
North America[27]
March 13, 2013 Omaha United States CenturyLink Center Omaha Ed Sheeran
Brett Eldredge
27,877 / 27,877 $2,243,164
March 14, 2013
March 18, 2013 St. Louis Scottrade Center 28,582 / 28,582 $2,346,203
March 19, 2013
March 22, 2013 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena 14,686 / 14,686 $1,162,733
March 23, 2013 Columbia Colonial Life Arena 12,490 / 12,490 $996,114
March 27, 2013 Newark Prudential Center Ed Sheeran
Florida Georgia Line
38,065 / 38,065 $3,565,317
March 28, 2013
March 29, 2013
April 10, 2013 Miami American Airlines Arena Ed Sheeran
Brett Eldredge
12,808 / 12,808 $1,010,175
April 11, 2013 Orlando Amway Center 25,617 / 25,617 $2,054,128
April 12, 2013
April 18, 2013 Atlanta Philips Arena 25,471 / 25,471 $2,048,023
April 19, 2013
April 20, 2013 Tampa Tampa Bay Times Forum 14,080 / 14,080 $1,132,095
April 25, 2013 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena 15,336 / 15,336 $1,247,605
April 26, 2013 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse 13,573 / 13,573 $1,082,042
April 27, 2013 Lexington Rupp Arena 17,003 / 17,003 $1,342,699
May 4, 2013 Detroit Ford Field Ed Sheeran
Austin Mahone
Brett Eldredge
48,265 / 48,265 $3,969,059
May 7, 2013 Louisville KFC Yum! Center Ed Sheeran
Florida Georgia Line
15,135 / 15,135 $1,246,491
May 8, 2013 Columbus Nationwide Arena 14,267 / 14,267 $1,155,170
May 11, 2013 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center Ed Sheeran
Brett Eldredge
27,619 / 27,619 $2,489,205
May 12, 2013
May 16, 2013 Houston Toyota Center 12,467 / 12,467 $961,422
May 21, 2013 Austin Frank Erwin Center Ed Sheeran
Florida Georgia Line
11,916 / 11,916 $935,631
May 22, 2013 San Antonio AT&T Center 13,974 / 13,974 $1,105,253
May 25, 2013 Arlington Cowboys Stadium Ed Sheeran
Austin Mahone
Florida Georgia Line
53,020 / 53,020 $4,589,266
May 28, 2013 Glendale Jobing.com Arena Ed Sheeran
Joel Crouse
26,705 / 26,705 $2,239,370
May 29, 2013
June 1, 2013 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena 14,007 / 14,007 $1,139,360
June 2, 2013 Denver Pepsi Center 13,489 / 13,489 $1,076,069
June 14, 2013 Toronto Canada Rogers Centre Ed Sheeran
Austin Mahone
Joel Crouse
87,627 / 87,627 $7,863,310
June 15, 2013
June 22, 2013 Winnipeg Investors Group Field 33,061 / 33,061 $3,175,430
June 25, 2013 Edmonton Rexall Place Ed Sheeran
Joel Crouse
25,663 / 25,663 $2,379,870
June 26, 2013
June 29, 2013 Vancouver BC Place Stadium Ed Sheeran
Austin Mahone
Joel Crouse
41,142 / 41,142 $3,974,410
July 6, 2013 Pittsburgh United States Heinz Field 56,047 / 56,047 $4,718,518
July 13, 2013 East Rutherford MetLife Stadium 52,399 / 52,399 $4,670,011
July 19, 2013 Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field 101,277 / 101,277 $8,822,335
July 20, 2013
July 26, 2013 Foxborough Gillette Stadium 110,712 / 110,712 $9,464,063
July 27, 2013
August 1, 2013 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena Ed Sheeran
Florida Georgia Line
13,368 / 13,368 $1,075,576
August 2, 2013 Kansas City Sprint Center 26,412 / 26,412 $2,093,172
August 3, 2013
August 6, 2013 Wichita Intrust Bank Arena Ed Sheeran
Casey James
12,231 / 12,231 $983,882
August 7, 2013 Tulsa BOK Center 10,949 / 10,949 $868,955
August 10, 2013 Chicago Soldier Field Ed Sheeran
Austin Mahone
Casey James
50,809 / 50,809 $4,149,148
August 15, 2013 San Diego Valley View Casino Center Ed Sheeran
Casey James
10,872 / 10,872 $948,541
August 19, 2013 Los Angeles Staples Center 55,829 / 55,829 $4,734,463
August 20, 2013
August 23, 2013
August 24, 2013
August 27, 2013 Sacramento Sleep Train Arena 12,795 / 12,795 $1,138,103
August 30, 2013 Portland Moda Center 13,952 / 13,952 $1,084,760
August 31, 2013 Tacoma Tacoma Dome 20,348 / 20,348 $1,584,049
September 6, 2013 Fargo Fargodome 21,073 / 21,073 $1,661,578
September 7, 2013 St. Paul Xcel Energy Center 28,920 / 28,920 $2,320,937
September 8, 2013
September 12, 2013 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum 13,650 / 13,650 $1,109,253
September 13, 2013 Raleigh PNC Arena 13,941 / 13,941 $1,088,612
September 14, 2013 Charlottesville John Paul Jones Arena 12,689 / 12,689 $997,216
September 19, 2013 Nashville Bridgestone Arena 41,292 / 41,292 $3,336,545
September 20, 2013
September 21, 2013
Oceania[28]
November 29, 2013 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena Neon Trees 30,799 / 30,799 $3,100,290
November 30, 2013
December 1, 2013
December 4, 2013 Sydney Australia Allianz Stadium Guy Sebastian
Neon Trees
40,930 / 40,930 $4,096,060
December 7, 2013 Brisbane Suncorp Stadium 38,907 / 38,907 $3,895,810
December 11, 2013 Perth nib Stadium 21,827 / 21,827 $2,364,080
December 14, 2013 Melbourne Etihad Stadium 47,257 / 47,257 $4,547,250
Europe[29][30]
February 1, 2014 London England The O2 Arena The Vamps 74,740 / 74,740[a] $5,829,240[a]
February 2, 2014
February 4, 2014
February 7, 2014 Berlin Germany O2 World Andreas Bourani 10,350 / 10,350 $755,006
February 10, 2014 London England The O2 Arena The Vamps [a] [a]
February 11, 2014
Asia[30]
May 30, 2014 Shanghai China Mercedes-Benz Arena N/A 12,793 / 12,793 $1,864,934
June 1, 2014 Saitama Japan Saitama Super Arena CTS 20,046 / 20,046 $1,837,147
June 4, 2014 Jakarta Indonesia MEIS Ancol Nicole Zefanya 8,130 / 8,130 $1,481,473
June 6, 2014 Manila Philippines Mall of Asia Arena Meg Bucsit 9,775 / 9,775 $1,511,662
June 9, 2014 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium Imprompt-3 16,344 / 16,344[b] $2,524,080[b]
June 11, 2014 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Stadium Putra IamNeeta 7,525 / 7,525 $998,608
June 12, 2014 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium Imprompt-3 [b] [b]
Total 1,702,933 / 1,702,933
(100%)
$150,184,971

Cancelled shows[edit]

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
June 9, 2014 Bangkok Thailand Impact Arena Political unrest[31]

Records[edit]

Swift became the first solo female artist in 20 years to headline a national stadium tour through Australia, with the last being Madonna's The Girlie Show World Tour in 1993.[32] Swift performed to an at capacity crowd of over 40,900 fans at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia, becoming the first female artist in history to sell out the stadium since it was opened in 1988.[33]

The Red Tour also became the highest-grossing tour by a country artist in history, bringing in an overall gross of $150 million surpassing the prior country artist record held by double-billed Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Soul2Soul tour that brought in $141 million.[34]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d The score data is combined from the shows held at the O2 Arena on February 1, 2, 4, 10, and 11.
  2. ^ a b c d The score data is combined from the shows held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 9 and 12.

References[edit]

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