Taylor Swift: First Female Artist To Sell Out Sydney’s Allianz Stadium! (@taylorswift13)

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Taylor Swiftis now the first female artist in history to sell outSydney’sAllianz Stadium, as she kicked off the Australian leg of her RED tour last night to a capacity crowd of more than 40,900 fans.The seven-time Grammy winner and reigningBillboardand American Music Awards Artist of the Year is also the first female solo artist in twenty years to undertake a national stadium concert tour ofAustralia.

Taylor’s close to two-hour show impressed critics as well as fans:

  • The Sydney Morning Heraldlauded her as “the real deal,” and praising her “appealing personality…a heap of irresistible anthems…slick visuals…and genuine musical talent.”
  • TheDaily Telegraphdeclared, “Taylor Swiftdazzles. Her musicality is undeniablethe wildly successful young woman is talented, confident, aspirational…maybe talent and hits can still win.”
  • The Guardianraved, “Swift staked her claim for the title of the world’s biggest female pop star[she] broughtSydneyto a standstill.”

Taylor played to 1.3 million fans in sold-out stadiums and arenas across the U.S. andCanadaon her RED Tour earlier this year, and just wrapped a 3-night run of sold-out shows atAuckland’sVector Arena, playing to close to 30,000 fans.The New Zealand Heraldwrote that Swift “was confident, energetic, chatty, and all smiles as she basked in the adoration of her fans, as she lead her troupe of dancers and band members through a fluid, colourful set that included multi-level staging, impressive feats of engineering, a carousel, music box, flying sparks, and jumbo screens.”

Taylor Swift’sThe RED Tour continues on to stadiums inBrisbane(Dec. 7),Perth(Dec. 11), andMelbourne(Dec. 14). The RED Tour will travel to the UK andGermanyin early 2014.

Taylor’s Allianz Stadium performance of her global #1 hit “I Knew You Were Trouble.” will be featured on “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!,” which airsFriday, December 6that10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Just last week, Taylor was the big winner of the night the American Music Awards, taking home four trophies, including the evening’s biggest award, Artist of the Year. Taylor is the first artist in history to win AMA Artist of the Year three times. Also last month, Taylor won four CMA Awards, including the prestigious Pinnacle Award. Taylor was profiled as “The Biggest Pop Star In The World” on the cover of theNovember 25thissue ofNew Yorkmagazine (read the article here:http://www.vulture.com/2013/11/taylor-swift-reigning-queen-of-pop.html).

Taylor’s albumRED, released just over a year ago on Big Machine Records, has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide to date, including more than 1.2 million copies in the U.S. in its first week, scoring the highest first-week sales debut of any album in over a decade. Taylor is the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album (2012’sREDand 2010’sSpeak Now) hit the 1 million first-week sales figure. WithRED, Taylor became the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 with three consecutive studio albums.

TheAustraliaandNew Zealandportion of The RED Tour is produced and promoted by The Frontier Touring Company. The tour sponsors are Coca-Cola, Qantas Airways and Taylor Swift Fragrances. All will bring fun experiences and opportunities to fans at each show.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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