Omaha, Neb. – March 14, 2013 – Seven-time GRAMMY winning singer/songwriter Taylor Swift kicked off her highly anticipated The RED Tour last night with a sold-out show in Omaha, Nebraska. Taylor (with special guests Ed Sheeran and Brett Eldredge) played to a capacity crowd of more than 13,800 fans at the CenturyLink Center. The North American portion of The RED Tour will play 66 shows (including 13 stadium stops) in 47 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces spanning 6 months in 2013. Taylor’s RED Tour show is a close to two-hour performance featuring two multi-level stages, elaborate costumes, dancers, aerialists and changing sets. Taylor plays electric guitar, banjo, piano and acoustic guitar and changes costumes 10 times over the course of the evening. Taylor’s set features several songs from her record-breaking RED album, including her duet with Ed Sheeran (“Everything Has Changed”), as well as new takes on many other fan favorites. The Omaha World-Herald lauded the show’s “super spectacle” that “turned the arena into a massive dance party,” while also praising Taylor’s intimate connection to her fans. “The audience told her how much they related to the songs: They started singing along immediately. For Swift, now is the time to celebrate her ability to sing in the center ring of her own circus. If she keeps writing so skillfully about her feelings, she'll still be around when the red fires of youth fade to quieter shades.”
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