THE RYDGES POST
Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Taylor Swift is heading Down Under in December with her blockbuster Big Red Tour and after playing two arena shows in Auckland will cross the ditch to become the first solo female artist in 20 years to headline stadiums across Australia. Can you guess the last female singer to do this (answer at the end)? Pink may play to more fans this year because she is performing multiple arena shows but stadiums have a much larger capacity.
The 7-time GRAMMY winner’s performance will feature two multi-level stages, elaborate costumes, dancers, aerialists and changing sets. In a concert event that provides non-stop action and state of the art technology, Taylor constantly moves around the venue and uses different stages, giving every audience member a great seat. Taylor plays electric guitar, banjo, piano and acoustic guitar and changes costumes 10 times over the course of the evening. Her set features several songs from her record-breaking RED album, as well as new takes on several other fan favourites.
Taylor has invited one of Australia’s greatest singers and performers in Guy Sebastian to join her as a special guest for all the Australian shows.
(The last female singer to headline in a stadium tour was Madonna’s Girlie Tour in 1983)