Whew. What a busy few days Taylor's had. After releasing her newest album 'Red' last week, Taylor Swift has saturated the media world with everything from announcing a new tour, breaking it off with Conor, and covering countless magazines.
First up, Camelot is officially dead.
As I suspected, Conor Kennedy (Taylor's boyfriend of a few months) was more than likely just a means to a end... a publicity end. I love Taylor, I really, really do, but I always kind of got an ooky feeling whenever I saw her and Conor in public. It was almost like he was a puppy and she was leading him around for the benefit of the paparazzi.
Hey, I get it, she had an album coming out and needed a little something extra to get people's attention leading up to the release.
The girl is definitely media savvy.
Anyway, last week word came out that Taylor and Conor had split in recent weeks due to all the time they had to spend apart. "It was a distance thing," a source told everyone who would listen.
Well maybe Taylor got tired of sending those private jets to pick Conor up and fly him to wherever she happened to be. Who knows?
TMZ reports, however, that Taylor is purchasing a house (a different one than rumored before) next to Conor's grandmother Ethel and that the breakup won't be changing her plans to follow through with the purchase.
In happier Taylor news, Taylor is on the cover of Billboard magazine's newest issue looking all cute and jeans clad.
She says in the interview about her just-announced Red tour:
I know it will be theatrical, but different than the "Speak Now" tour. It felt like we put on a play every night. [As for material] I like when I go to a concert and the artist respects what the people's favorite songs are. I'm going to be playing "Love Story" for the rest of my career because the fans really like it. If I ever get sick of it, I would continue to play it at my shows. You have to, as an artist, remember your experiences as a fan. And as a fan you heard the song in your bedroom, you played it over and over again, you know where the fiddle part is, you know where the banjo part is and you like the way it is sung on the record. I don't see me altering the way my previous work sounds live because people want to hear it the way they heard it on record. I don't need to do a jazz version of "Tim McGraw." That being said, we've done some fun mash-ups. Sometimes it's fun to weave someone else's song into your song as a surprise. I'm always balancing -- how much new material do people want to hear, how much old material -- and at the end of the day I'm trying to put on a show that accurately represents where I am now.
Speaking of her upcoming tour, Taylor made the announcement on Friday during an interview with Katie Couric for an All Access Nashville special.
Check out Taylor's tour announcement and her tour dates announced so far below.
Tickets will go on sale November 16 at select dates.
Red tour Dates:
3/13, 3/14 -- Omaha, NE
3/18, 319 -- St. Louis, MO
3/22 -- Charlotte, NC
3/23 -- Columbia, SC
3/27, 3/28, 3/29 -- Newark, NJ
4/10 -- Miami, FL
4/11, 4/12 -- Orlando, FL
4/18, 4/19 -- Atlanta, GA
4/20 -- Tampa, FL
4/25 -- Cleveland, OH
4/26 -- Indianapolis, IN
4/27 -- Lexington, KY
5/4 -- Detroit, MI, Ford Field
5/7 -- Louisville, KY
5/8 -- Columbus, OH
5/11, 5/12 -- Washington, D.C.
5/16 -- Houston, TX
5/21 -- Austin, TX
5/22 -- San Antonio, TX
5/25 -- Dallas, TX, Cowboys Stadium
5/28, 5/29 -- Glendale, AZ
6/1 -- Salt Lake City, UT
6/2 -- Denver, CO
6/15 -- Toronto, ON (CAN), Rogers Centre
6/22 -- Winnipeg, MB (CAN), Investors' Group Field
6/29 -- Vancouver, BC (CAN), BC Place Stadium
7/6 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Field
7/20 -- Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field
7/27 -- Foxborough, MA, Gillette Stadium
8/1 -- Des Moines, IA
8/2, 8/3 -- Kansas City, MO
8/6 -- Tulsa, OK
8/10 -- Chicago, IL, Soldier Field
8/15 -- San Diego, CA
8/19, 8/20 Los Angeles, CA
8/30 -- Portland, OR
8/31 -- Tacoma, WA
9/6 -- Fargo, ND
9/7, 9/8 -- St. Paul, MN
9/12 -- Greensboro, NC
9/13 -- Raleigh, NC
9/14 -- Charlottesville, VA
9/19, 9/20, 9/21 -- Nashville, TN