Taylor Swift returning to Tulsa next year
BY MICHAEL SMITH World Scene Writer
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Taylor Swift, fresh off the release of her new album 'Red' this week, announced her latest concert tour on Friday, and it's bringing her back to Tulsa.
The country-pop singer-songwriter will perform on Aug. 7, 2013, as part of a 58-city tour to promote her latest album, which is expected to open at No. 1 this week.
No ticket information is available yet, with the tour stop 10 months away, but stay tuned for when it happens: Swift has sold out both of her past solo concerts in Tulsa.
She first played Tulsa's BOK Center as opening act for Rascal Flatts in September 2008 after the release of her first record, 'Taylor Swift.' She returned as headliner in September 2009 on the strength of her award-winning 'Fearless' album, and again in September 2011 for her 'Speak Now' tour.
The Tulsa tour stop is Swift's only concert date in Oklahoma scheduled on the tour.
"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 on her website. "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!"
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who performs a duet with Swift on the 'Red' album, is the opening act for the tour.
Musician Taylor Swift poses for a portrait Oct. 17 in Los Angeles. Swift's new album, "Red," was released Tuesday. MATT SAYLES/Invision/AP