Taylor Swift Announces 1989 World Tour, Quits Spotify

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Taylor Swift will head on tour beginning next year to support her latest album, 1989. Taylor announced her tour on Good Morning America this morning. THE 1989 WORLD TOUR will hit eight countries and span four continents including North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. The first tickets for the North American leg will go on-sale to the general public on November 14th. American Express® Card Members and members of TaylorSwift.com will have access to purchase tickets in advance beginning November 7th*. General ticketing and on-sale information will be available atTaylorSwift.com

THE 1989 WORLD TOUR will be produced and promoted by AEG Live & The Messina Group (TMG) and kicks off on May 20, 2015 in Louisiana.

On a side note, Taylor pulled all of her albums from Spotify after refusing to put 1989 on the music streaming service. Taylor slammed music piracy and has become an advocate for the cause she said in a Wall Street Journal article saying “piracy, file sharing and streaming have shrunk the numbers of paid album sales drastically.”

Spotify is trying to woo Taylor back. “We love Taylor Swift, and our more than 40 million users love her even more – nearly 16 million of them have played her songs in the last 30 days, and she’s on over 19 million playlists.

We hope she’ll change her mind and join us in building a new music economy that works for everyone. We believe fans should be able to listen to music wherever and whenever they want, and that artists have an absolute right to be paid for their work and protected from piracy. That’s why we pay nearly 70% of our revenue back to the music community.

PS – Taylor, we were both young when we first saw you, but now there’s more than 40 million of us who want you to stay, stay, stay. It’s a love story, baby, just say, Yes.”

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