The tour's official poster
|Tour by Taylor Swift|
|Start date||April 23, 2009|
|End date||June 5, 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 and Always"
- "Hey Stephen"
- "Tim McGraw"
- "White Horse"
- "Love Story"
- "The Way I Loved You"
- "You're Not Sorry/What Goes Around...Comes Around"
- "Picture to Burn"
- "Change" (Not performed in the United Kingdom, Australia or second leg in North America)
- "I'm Only Me When I'm with You" (with Kellie Pickler and Gloriana, Not performed on second North American leg)
- "Today Was a Fairytale" (Australia and second leg of North America)
- "Jump Then Fall" (Foxboro, MA)
- "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
- 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.
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 is selling out the Save Mart Center in "10 minutes or less" says Steve Tadlock.
- ↑ "http://www.shineon-media.com/2009/05/07/taylor-swift-plays-shepherds-bush-empire/". Shine On Media. 2009-05-07. http://www.shineon-media.com/2009/05/07/taylor-swift-plays-shepherds-bush-empire/. Retrieved 2009-06-28.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Taylor Swift, Billboard's Best-selling Artist of 2008 announces "FEARLESS 2009" Headlining Tour". Taylor Swift Press Releases. 2009-01-30. http://taylorswift.com/fearlesstour_pressrelease.html. Retrieved 2009-06-28. [dead link]
- ↑ "Taylor Swift Presented Key to the City of Evansville, Ind.". CMT. 2009-04-24. http://www.cmt.com/news/news-in-brief/1609987/taylor-swift-presented-key-to-the-city-of-evansville-ind.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-06-28.
- ↑ "Taylor Swift adds second and last UK tour date.". Manchester Evening News Arena. 2009-08-20. http://www.men-arena.com/about/?page_id=1623. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
- ↑ "Justin Bieber Joins Taylor Swift UK TOUR". http://oceanup.com/2009/09/25/justin-bieber-joins-taylor-swift-uk-tour.
- ↑ http://newsroom.mtv.com/2009/11/24/justin-bieber-injury
- ↑ http://www.thehothits.com/news/17333/taylor-swift-announces-2010-australian-tour!
- ↑ http://www.taylorswift.com/tourpage.html
- ↑ http://www.gillettestadium.com/event_calendar/index.cfm?ac=detail&eid=3648
- ↑ "John Mayer Joins Taylor Swift on Tour". Tonic Gossip. 2009-05-23. http://tonicgossip.com/2009/05/23/john-mayer-joins-taylor-swift-on-tour/. Retrieved 2009-06-28.
- ↑ テイラー・スウィフト、1夜限りの来日公演が決定！ CDJournal.com
- ↑ http://www.xcelenergycenter.com/events/detail.jsp?EVENT_ID=810
- ↑ "Taylor Swift Sells Out LA's Staples Center in 2 Minutes". Big Machine Records. 2009-02-06. http://sev.prnewswire.com/entertainment/20090206/CL6790006022009-1.html. Retrieved 2009-02-16.
- ↑ "Swift Tickets Gone before Many Have a Chance to Buy". Tristate Homepage. 2009-02-13. http://tristatehomepage.com/content/fulltext/?cid=56162. Retrieved 2009-02-16. [dead link]
- ↑ "Taylor Swift tickets gone in a flash". Courier Press. 2009-02-13. http://www.courierpress.com/news/2009/feb/13/taylor-swift-tickets-gone-flash/. Retrieved 2009-02-16.
- ↑ "Taylor Swift Concert Tickets Sell Swiftly (Jonesboro, AR)". KAIT 8. 2009-02-14. http://www.kait8.com/Global/story.asp?S=9844040&nav=0jsh. Retrieved 2009-02-16.
- ↑ "Tickets go Swiftly into waiting hands". Sun Herald. 2009-02-13. http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/story/1138964.html. Retrieved 2009-02-16. [dead link]
- ↑ "Taylor Swift Show A Fast Sellout In Nyc". CJBK. 2009-03-17. http://www.cjbk.com/news/music/87/894735. Retrieved 2009-03-19. [dead link]
- ↑ http://www.fresnobee.com/columnists/mike-osegueda/story/1699779.html