Taylor Swift has confirmed that US chart toppers Neon Trees will be joining her and Guy Sebastian on the Australian leg of her RED tour and will be the main support for the New Zealand shows.

 

Neon Trees’ lead single ‘Everybody Talks’ raced to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and became the band’s second platinum single in Australia, charting in the Top 10 here.  Fresh from their own sold out headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne, their announcement on the Taylor Swift tour is sure to delight their many Aussie fans.

 

This won’t be the first time that Neon Trees and Taylor Swift have shared a stage however.  Taylor recently invited Neon Trees lead singer Tyler Glenn on stage with her during her RED Tour for a special performance of ‘Everybody Talks,” telling the New Jersey audience that she’d “called up one of my favourite lead singers from my favourite band to sing one of my favourite songs.”

 

Tyler Glenn recently told Australian music site Getmusic that the band were mutual fans of Taylor’s saying, “we’d known that Taylor had been a fan of ours for a few years, we’d always been a fan of hers, we thought she was clever and she covered ‘Animal’ on her tour for the last record, and we were really surprised by that…she said she wanted me to come sing with her [in Newark]…I was so blown away that everyone was so excited that I was a special guest.”

 

Neon Trees will open Taylor’s stadium shows across Australia, followed by Guy Sebastian and then the headlining lady herself, Taylor Swift.

 

Notably, Taylor Swift will be the first solo female in twenty years to undertake a national stadium tour of Australia, with the last being Madonna’s Girlie Show tour in 1993, also promoted by Frontier Touring.

 

Taylor Swift was the big winner at the recent Billboard Music Awards, sweeping the top all-genre categories and taking home eight awards. Taylor won Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist (her second win in this category in three years), Top Female Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (for RED), Top Country Artist, Top Country Album (for RED), and Top Country Song (for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”).

 

Released in October of last year, RED has already sold more than 5.8 million copies worldwide, including 1.2 million in the U.S. in its first week of release, music’s biggest first-week sales number in more than a decade. Called the slickest, smartest and just plain best mega-pop statement of our time” by Rolling Stone, and “sublime….required listening” by Entertainment Weekly, RED set a new worldwide iTunes record for highest ever first-week album sales, and reached #1 on iTunes and national sales charts in 50 countries around the globe.

 

Tickets to The RED Tour are on sale now, with some shows close to sell out.  Hurry – because you don’t want to miss out on this one!

 

TAYLOR SWIFT

THE RED TOUR

 

Friday 29 November – Auckland Vector Arena

Saturday 30 November – Auckland Vector Arena

With Neon Trees

Ticketmaster 0800 111 999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz

Tickets on sale Tuesday 21 May 9am NZ local

 

Wednesday 4 December – Sydney Allianz Stadium

With Guy Sebastian & Neon Trees

Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au

Tickets on sale Tuesday 21 May 9am NSW local

 

Saturday 7 December – Brisbane Suncorp Stadium

With Guy Sebastian & Neon Trees

Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au

Tickets on sale Tuesday 21 May 10am QLD local

           

Wednesday 11 December – Perth nib Stadium

With Guy Sebastian & Neon Trees

Ticketmaster 136 100 www.ticketmaster.com.au

Tickets on sale Tuesday 21 May 9am WA local

 

Saturday 14 December – Melbourne Etihad Stadium

With Guy Sebastian & Neon Trees

Ticketmaster 136 100 www.ticketmaster.com.au

Tickets on sale Tuesday 21 May 9am VIC local

 

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