Taylor Swift's Red Scores Best First Week Sales Since 2002

10/31/2012
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Taylor Swift's new album "Red" enjoyed the biggest first week sales in the U.S. since 2002 and Swift has announced plans to take the show on the road.

"Red" sold 1.208 million copies last week in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving the effort the best first week sales since Eminem's "The Eminem Show" sold 1.322 million copies during its opening week in 2002. You can read the Billboard report here.

Swift plans to promote "Red" with a massive touring effort next year. She announced a North American stadium and arena tour which stretches from March to September of 2013. Her camp sent over these details:

Taylor is currently set to headline 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces in 2013. The tour will kick-off on March 13 in Omaha, Nebraska and continue through September. Ed Sheeran, whose duet with Taylor from her RED album, "Everything Has Changed," has already reached the #1 position atop iTunes all-genre Top Songs chart, will be a special guest on all of the shows on the tour.

The 2013 dates will include nine stadiums Detroit's Ford Field, Dallas's Cowboys Stadium, Toronto's Rogers Centre, Winnipeg's Investors' Group Field, Vancouver's BC Place Stadium, Pittsburgh's Heinz Field, Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field, Foxborough, Mass.'s Gillette Stadium and Chicago's Soldier Field.

"I didn't think I could be any more excited about my Red album, but then I start thinking about how I'm going to put the new show together for The Red Tour," says Taylor. "I have so many ideas about how to really bring this music to life, and I can't wait to share the new show with all my fans!"

The Taylor Swift Red Tour will include the following:
March 13 & 14 Omaha, Nebraska
March 18 & 19 St. Louis, Missouri
March 22 Charlotte, North Carolina
March 23 Columbia, South Carolina
March 27 & 28 & 29 Newark, New Jersey
April 10 Miami, Florida
April 11 & 12 Orlando, Florida
April 18 & 19 Atlanta, Georgia
April 20 Tampa, Florida
April 25 Cleveland, Ohio
April 26 Indianapolis, Indiana
April 27 Lexington, Kentucky
May 4 Detroit, Michigan
May 7 Louisville, Kentucky
May 8 Columbus, Ohio
May 11 & 12 Washington, DC
May 16 Houston, Texas
May 21 Austin, Texas
May 22 San Antonio, Texas
May 25 Dallas, Texas
May 28 & 29 Glendale, Arizona
June 1 Salt Lake City, Utah
June 2 Denver, Colorado
June 15 Toronto, Ontario
June 22 Winnipeg, Manitoba
June 29 Vancouver, British Columbia
July 6 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
July 20 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 27 Foxborough, Massachusetts
August 1 Des Moines, Iowa
August 2 & 3 Kansas City, Missouri
August 6 Wichita, Kansas
August 7 Tulsa, Oklahoma
August 10 Chicago, Illinois
August 15 San Diego, California
August 19 & 20 Los Angeles, California
August 27 Sacramento, California
August 30 Portland, Oregon
August 31 Tacoma, Washington
September 6 Fargo, North Dakota
September 7 & 8 St. Paul, Minnesota
September 12 Greensboro, North Carolina
September 13 Raleigh, North Carolina
September 14 Charlottesville, Virginia
September 19, 20 & 21 Nashville, Tennessee

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