Taylor Swift back in Manila in June for RED Tour
MANILA, Philippines – Country singer Taylor Swift is set to return to Manila this June for her new album's worldwide concert – The RED Tour.
The 7-time Grammy winner's tour started with a bang with several sold-out stadiums in headlining sold-out venues in North America, Australia, New Zealand, The UK, and Germany.
On Thursday, February 13, Taylor announced her return to Southeast Asia via her website. She will performing in Jakarta (June 4), Manila (June 6), Bangkok (June 9), Kuala Lumpur (June 11), and Singapore (June 12) in the first two weeks of June.
Tickets for the June 6 show at the Mall of Asia Arena go on sale on February 20.
According to her website, Taylor’s The RED Tour performance features two stages, elaborate costumes, dancers, and changing sets.
She will be moving around the venue, giving every audience member a great seat. She will also be playing the electric guitar, a banjo, the piano and an acoustic guitar.
The show promises multiple costume changes over the course of the evening and will feature several songs from her new album RED as well as new takes on other fan favorites.
The last time Taylor was in Manila was on February 2011 where she played a sold-out show at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The crowd estimate was between 11-13 thousand.
Taylor is a 24-year-old country singer from Pennsylvania who moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career in country music at the age of 14. She released her first self-titled album in 2006 which includes the 4-time US Platinum single "Our Song."
This was followed by the release of Fearless in 2008 which contains her hits "Lovestory" and "You Belong with Me" which catapulted her to international stardom.
Her third album, Speak Now, was the basis of her Speak Now World Tour and her first stop over in Manila. The album sold a million copies in a week after it was released.
Her latest album Red sold better than Speak Now, with 1.2 million copies sold on the opening, and currently holds the highest record opening week sales in a decade.
Swift is also an actress who starred in Valentine's Day (2010). She recently made a cameo in TV series New Girl and is set to co-star in the film adaptation of The Giver.
Watch Taylor's announcement of the Southeast Asia leg of her tour here:
Note: An earlier version of this article said that Taylor is 23 years old. She is actually 24. We're sorry for the error.