Taylor Swift: Rave Reviews On European Leg Of The RED Tour

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Seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift kicked off the European leg of her blockbuster The RED Tour over the weekend, playing the first two of five sold-out shows at London’s O2 Arena, impressing top critics and electrifying the capacity crowds.

The Times (London) — “Impressive. Taylor Swift offers a dream package, and she does it brilliantly….a perfect balance between professionalism and intimacy. The biggest thing in music.”

The Guardian (London) – “Swift knows how to put on a show. Spectacular.”

The Evening Standard (London) – “RED is the consummate 21st century event….Swift is the consummate 21st century star. Real depth, breadth of ideas, invention, sharp songwriting, and inclusive charisma.”

The Sun (U.K.) – “Taylor Swift is the biggest pop star in the world today. Full stop. Her show-stopping voice takes her to another level….pop heaven.”

The Daily Telegraph (U.K.) – “An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Swift was at her best….she was captivating.”

Taylor’s The RED Tour is back onstage at London’s O2 tonight (Feb. 4), and she takes the tour to Berlin’s O2 World Arena on February 7th, before wrapping the European leg at the London O2 on February 10th and 11th. Last year, the tour played to more than 1.5 million fans in sold-out stadiums and arenas across the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Taylor is featured on the cover of the March issue of GLAMOUR magazine, the publication’s 75th Anniversary issue (on stands February 11th). GLAMOUR‘S Editor-In-Chief, Cindi Leive, personally selected Taylor as the cover star for the landmark issue, and also wrote Taylor’s accompanying feature profile. “Taylor Swift is the quintessential Glamour cover star: a gorgeous, stylish woman with a real voice, who’s become one of the world’s biggest stars—and a role model to millions of young women. She’s the total package, and the perfect person to ring in Glamour‘s 75th anniversary,” says Leive.

With sales in excess of 25 million albums and 75 million song downloads, 24 year-old Taylor is now the #1 digital music artist of all time (according to Nielsen SoundScan). In 2013 Taylor was named Artist of the Year at both the American Music Awards and the Billboard Music Awards, and she was recently profiled on the cover of New York magazine as “The Biggest Pop Star In The World.” Taylor, who is signed to Big Machine Records, is currently working on music for a new album.

For updated tour dates and information, please log on to: www.taylorswift.com

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Written by 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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