|The Fearless Tour|
The tour's official poster
|Tour by Taylor Swift|
|Start date||April 23, 2009|
|End date||July 10, 2010|
90 in North America|
6 in Europe
8 in Australia
1 in Asia
105 in total
|Taylor Swift tour chronology|
The Fearless Tour was the first concert tour by country music singer Taylor Swift. The tour was in support of her sophomore studio album, Fearless. On the tour, she was joined by guests Kellie Pickler and Gloriana. Teen singer, Justin Bieber joined her for the tour when she went to the UK. During the tour, Taylor performed with guests such as John Mayer, Faith Hill (05/22/10) and Katy Perry (04/15/10).
Prior to the launch of the tour, Swift played three shows in the US, including a sold-out performance in front of nearly 71,000 fans at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in March 2009. Swift also played several dates in the UK and Australia, including two shows at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London.
Also, in the midst of her own tour, Swift began opening shows in select cities for Keith Urban on his Escape Together World Tour 2009.
About the tour
The tour was announced on January 29, 2009, via her official website. The initial press release announced that Swift would visit 54 cities in 39 states and provinces in the United States and Canada. Joining her on the tour would be a new country music group, Gloriana, as well as former American Idol contestant, Kellie Pickler.
The tour kicked off in Evansville, Indiana on April 23, 2009 at Roberts Stadium. In honor of the kickoff of the sold-out tour, Swift was presented the key to the city of Evansville and the City Council President declared Wednesday, April 23, 2009 Taylor Swift Day.
The tour features a theatrical presentation of graphics, sets and visual elements all designed by Swift herself. The show runs more than 90 minutes and showcases Swift playing five different guitars as well as the piano. The show features multiple costume changes and a fairy-tale castle illuminated by more than a million lumens of light.
In late June, a new tour date was announced for November 23 at the Wembley Arena in London. However it has become apparent that neither Kellie Pickler nor Gloriana will be joining her on the UK part of the tour. Taylor Swift announced another date in the UK at the Manchester Evening News Arena on November 24. This was the final and second tour date in the UK. The shows at Wembley and Manchester will be the only two concerts for the Fearless Tour in Europe. It was announced later that singer Justin Bieber would join Swift on the two UK dates While performing at Wembley Arena, Bieber broke his foot while he performed the opening lines of "One Time", but still finished the song. Despite his injury, Bieber confirmed that he would still perform in Manchester with Swift the following day, although the Wembley concert was cut short as he could not perform the encore. Bieber then went on to perform at the Manchester performance with an encore, he sang 'With You' a cover of the original version from Chris Brown.Following a 10 minute applause after she had sung Tim Mcgraw, Swift told the Manchester audience 'Everytime I hear the word Manchester, I won't be able to stop smiling...I love you!'. . According to a German magazine, Swift was supposed to play three shows in Germany. However, tickets for those concerts never went on sale.
On September 30, it was announced that Swift would return to Australia in February 2010 to play another series of concerts, but now in arenas. On October 8, it was announced that the tour would be extended through June 2, 2010 to include 37 additional shows in North America. It has been confirmed that Justin Bieber will be performing at the Gillette Stadium on June 5, 2010 with Swift.
In a recent interview with US teen magazine Twist, Taylor stated that she was writing songs for her next album while touring, saying that she was 'addicted to recording'. While touring, she released the single 'American Girl', which was recorded on Verizon's Mobile Recording Studio Bus. It is a cover of the original song by Tom Petty. It is now available via Rhapsody, iTunes Music Store or the Verizon Wireless Download Store.
Gloriana (North America and Australia)
- "How Far Do You Wanna Go/Go Your Own Way"
- "If You're Leavin'" (Foxboro, MA only)
- "You Said"
- "Lead Me On"
- "The Way It Goes"
- "The World Is Ours Tonight" (Foxboro, MA only)
- "Wild at Heart"
Kellie Pickler (North America)
- "Best Days of Your Life"
- "Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind"
- "Rocks Instead of Rice"
- "Makin' Me Fall in Love Again"
- "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You"
- "Don't You Know You're Beautiful"
- "I Wonder"
- "Red High Heels"
Justin Bieber (United Kingdom and Foxboro, MA)
- "Love Me"
- "One Less Lonely Girl"
- "Favorite Girl"
- "Down to Earth"
- "With You" (Chris Brown cover)
- "One Time"
- "You Belong With Me"
- "Our Song"
- "Tell Me Why"
- "Teardrops On My Guitar"
- "Forever & Always"
- "Hey Stephen"
- "Tim McGraw"
- White Horse
- Love Story
- The Way I Loved You
- You're Not Sorry
- Picture To Burn
- I'm Only Me When I'm With You
- Should've Said No
- "The Best Day" was originally performed in Evansville on April 23 but was later removed from the set list.
- "Picture to Burn" was originally performed as part of the encore but was later moved to the main portion of the show.
- John Mayer was a special guest at the May 22 STAPLES Center show. The two performed "Your Body Is a Wonderland" and "White Horse".
- Faith Hill was a special guest at the September 12 Sommet Center show. The two performed Hill's "The Way You Love Me".
- Taylor caught and ripped her dress as she was walking down the castle onto the main stage during the song "Love Story" in Fresno, CA at the Save Mart Center on April 10, 2010. She laughed it off during the line "you were Romeo I was the scarlet letter."
- Taylor performed "Hot N Cold" with Katy Perry after "Today Was a Fairytale" at the Los Angeles show (April 15, 2010)
- "Two Is Better Than One" was performed in Brisbane, Australia.
- "The Best Day" was performed at Moline, IL, as a dedication to her Mom, Andrea Swift.
- The May 25, 2010 and May 26, 2010 shows at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas were filmed for a TV special/Fearless Tour DVD.
- "Jump Then Fall" was performed June 5, 2010 at Gillette Stadium.
|April 23, 2009||Evansville||United States||Roberts Municipal Stadium|
|April 24, 2009||Jonesboro||Convocation Center|
|April 25, 2009||St. Louis||Scottrade Center|
|April 30, 2009||Charleston||North Charleston Coliseum|
|May 1, 2009||Jacksonville||Veterans Memorial Arena|
|May 2, 2009||Biloxi||Mississippi Coast Coliseum|
|May 6, 2009||London||England||Shepherd's Bush Empire|
|May 7, 2009|
|May 14, 2009||Spokane||United States||Spokane Arena|
|May 15, 2009||Seattle||KeyArena|
|May 16, 2009||Portland||Rose Garden Arena|
|May 17, 2009||Nampa||Ford Arena|
|May 21, 2009||Glendale||Jobing.com Arena|
|May 22, 2009||Los Angeles||Staples Center|
|May 23, 2009||Las Vegas||Mandalay Bay Events Center|
|May 24, 2009||San Diego||San Diego Sports Arena|
|May 26, 2009||Salt Lake City||EnergySolutions Arena|
|June 4, 2009||Enterprise||BamaJam|
|June 5, 2009||Cincinnati||U.S. Bank Arena|
|June 6, 2009||Auburn Hills||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|June 7, 2009||Fort Wayne||War Memorial Coliseum|
|June 11, 2009||Columbia||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|June 12, 2009||Greensboro||Greensboro Coliseum|
|June 13, 2009||Atlanta||Philips Arena|
|June 24, 2009||Oshkosh||Country USA Festival|
|June 25, 2009||Cadott||Chippewa Valley Country Fest|
|June 27, 2009||Des Moines||Wells Fargo Arena|
|June 28, 2009||Moline||iWireless Center|
|July 8, 2009||Calgary||Canada||Pengrowth Saddledome|
|July 9, 2009||Edmonton||Commonwealth Stadium|
|July 10, 2009||Craven||Craven Country Jamboree|
|July 11, 2009||Winnipeg||MTS Centre|
|July 16, 2009||Twin Lakes||United States||Country Thunder Festival|
|July 17, 2009||Columbus||Nationwide Arena|
|July 18, 2009||Charleston||Charleston Civic Center|
|July 23, 2009||Cheyenne||Cheyenne Frontier Days Arena|
|July 24, 2009||Rapid City||Barnett Arena|
|July 25, 2009||Minot||North Dakota State Fair|
|July 31, 2009||Boston||TD Garden|
|August 1, 2009||Philadelphia||Wachovia Spectrum|
|August 7, 2009||Detroit Lakes||WE Fest|
|August 8, 2009||Kansas City||Sprint Center|
|August 9, 2009||Omaha||Qwest Center|
|August 22, 2009||Chelmsford||England||Hylands Park|
|August 23, 2009||Staffordshire||Weston Park|
|August 27, 2009||New York City||United States||Madison Square Garden|
|August 28, 2009||Uncasville||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|August 29, 2009||University Park||Bryce Jordan Center|
|August 30, 2009||Louisville||Freedom Hall|
|September 3, 2009||Duluth||Arena at Gwinnett Center|
|September 4, 2009||Greenville||BI-LO Center|
|September 5, 2009||Charlotte||Time Warner Cable Arena|
|September 10, 2009||Lafayette||Cajundome|
|September 11, 2009||Bossier City||CenturTel Center|
|September 12, 2009||Birmingham||BJCC Arena|
|September 14, 2009||Nashville||Bridgestone Arena|
|September 25, 2009||Dallas||American Airlines Center|
|September 26, 2009||North Little Rock||Verizon Arena|
|September 27, 2009||Tulsa||BOK Center|
|October 1, 2009||Pittsburgh||Mellon Arena|
|October 2, 2009||Grand Rapids||Van Andel Arena|
|October 3, 2009||Cleveland||Quicken Loans Arena|
|October 8, 2009||Indianapolis||Conseco Fieldhouse|
|October 9, 2009||Rosemont||Allstate Arena|
|October 10, 2009|
|October 11, 2009||Minneapolis||Target Center|
|November 23, 2009||London||England||Wembley Arena|
|November 24, 2009||Manchester||Evening News Arena|
|February 4, 2010||Brisbane||Australia||Brisbane Entertainment Centre|
|February 6, 2010||Sydney||Sydney Acer Arena|
|February 7, 2010|
|February 8, 2010||Newcastle||Newcastle Entertainment Centre|
|February 10, 2010||Melbourne||Rod Laver Arena|
|February 11, 2010|
|February 12, 2010||Adelaide||Adelaide Entertainment Centre|
|February 17, 2010||Tokyo||Japan||Zepp Tokyo|
|March 4, 2010||Tampa||United States||St. Pete Times Forum|
|March 5, 2010||Orlando||Amway Arena|
|March 7, 2010||Sunrise||BankAtlantic Center|
|March 10, 2010||Austin||Frank Erwin Center|
|March 11, 2010||Dallas||American Airlines Center|
|March 12, 2010||Corpus Christi||American Bank Center Arena|
|March 18, 2010||Philadelphia||Wells Fargo Center|
|March 19, 2010|
|March 20, 2010||Charlottesville||John Paul Jones Arena|
|March 26, 2010||Auburn Hills||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|March 27, 2010|
|March 28, 2010||Cincinnati||U.S. Bank Arena|
|March 31, 2010||Oklahoma City||Ford Center|
|April 1, 2010||Wichita||Intrust Bank Arena|
|April 2, 2010||Kansas City||Sprint Center|
|April 6, 2010||Denver||Pepsi Center|
|April 7, 2010|
|April 10, 2010||Fresno||Save Mart Center|
|April 11, 2010||San Jose||HP Pavilion|
|April 15, 2010||Los Angeles||Staples Center|
|April 16, 2010|
|April 29, 2010||Lexington||Rupp Arena|
|April 30, 2010||Columbia||Colonial Life Arena|
|May 1, 2010||Raleigh||PNC Arena|
|May 6, 2010||Des Moines||Wells Fargo Arena|
|May 7, 2010||St. Paul||Xcel Energy Center|
|May 8, 2010||Moline||iWireless Center|
|May 12, 2010||Newark||Prudential Center|
|May 13, 2010|
|May 14, 2010||Uniondale||Nassau Coliseum|
|May 15, 2010|
|May 20, 2010||Ottawa||Canada||Scotiabank Place|
|May 21, 2010||Toronto||Air Canada Centre|
|May 22, 2010|
|May 25, 2010||Houston||United States||Toyota Center|
|May 26, 2010|
|May 29, 2010||Baton Rouge||Tiger Stadium|
|June 1, 2010||Washington, D.C.||Verizon Center|
|June 2, 2010|
|June 5, 2010||Foxborough||Gillette Stadium|
|June 19, 2010||Atlantis||The Bahamas||Imperial Ballroom|
|July 10, 2010||Cavendish||Canada||Cavendish Beach Music Festival|
Tickets for the first shows for the Fearless Tour went on sale in early February 2009 and sold-out almost instantly. On February 6, 2009, tickets went on sale for the May 22 date at Los Angeles Staples Center and sold out in two minutes. Tickets for several dates and venues, including Madison Square Garden, went on sale the following week and sold out in a record of one minute. Taylor Swift did something that only a few music stars have done in Fresno that was selling out the Save Mart Center in "10 minutes or less" says Steve Tadlock.
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