Taylor Swift announces guests for European leg of tour

Posted on 19 January 2015
By Faye Smith
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Global superstar and seven-time Grammy® Award winner Taylor Swift announces special guests Vance Joy and James Bay for the European leg of The 1989 World Tour.

The 1989 World Tour will kick off on 5 May 2015 in Tokyo, and will encompass eight countries and span four continents including North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

The European leg of The 1989 World Tour will start on 19 June 2015 in Germany at Lanxess Arena, Cologne – and will wrap in London on 27 June when Taylor headlines Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2015.

General ticketing and on-sale information for The 1989 World Tour, including VIP packages, is available at TaylorSwift.com.

Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy, who is also the main support for all the North American dates of the tour, will be joining Taylor in the UK and Ireland for the Glasgow, Manchester and Dublin shows.

While hotly tipped rising British star James Bay will be appearing with Taylor in Germany and The Netherlands on the Cologne and Amsterdam dates.

2015 is shaping up to be a landmark year for James Bay.

The BRITs Critics’ Choice Award winner and BBC Sound Poll runner up appears in Ones to Watch lists across the board.

His gravelled voice, personal emotive lyricism and infectious melodies have led to him become one of the most talked about new talents of the year and his hugely anticipated debut album, Chaos and The Calm produced by Jacquire King is set for release March 23rd.

Over the last year he’s been captivating audiences around the world, supporting acts like Hozier, Tom Odell and John Newman as well as playing his own sold out headline tour.

Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy proved himself a breakout artist of 2014 with the song ‘Riptide’ from his debut full-length album Dream Your Life Away.

After Fearne Cotton claimed it as her song of the year it shot up to #7 on the singles charts, and has stayed on the chart for over 60 weeks.

A 5x-platinum certified, Top 10 smash in his native Australia, the track is certified 2x platinum in Sweden and Canada 1x Platinum in the USA, Ireland & Norway; gold in Austria, Germany, New Zealand and in the United Kingdom.

In September 2014, his debut album Dream Your Life Away debuted at #20 in the UK, #1 in Australia, #2 in Canada, #17 in the USA. The second single from the album, Mess Is Mine, is already gold in Australia and currently ascending the Alternative radio charts in the USA & Canada.

If we weren’t excited for Ms. Swift’s world tour, we certainly are now with rising stars from the UK and Australia.