Swift kicks off her 1989 World Tour on May 5, 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 June 19 in Cologne, Germany, and wrap up in Dublin, Ireland, on June 29, 2015.
Swift's fifth studio album, 1989, is the highest selling release in the U.S since 2002 and is the only album to go platinum there in 2014. It debuted No. 1 in the U.K.'s official album charts while topping iTunes' album charts in 96 countries, sold over 4 million copies worldwide in just six weeks, and has been lauded one of the Top 10 Best Albums of the Year from Rolling Stone to TIME magazines.
"Shake It Off," the first single from 1989, peaked at No. 1 in 64 countries on iTunes -- including No. 1 in the U.K., where it has now been certified platinum -- and has just been nominated for three Grammys. Swift's current single, "Blank Space," immediately skyrocketed to the top of the Hot 100 and iTunes singles chart in the U.S. on its debut, making Swift the first female in Billboard history to replace herself at No. 1 on the Hot 100 Billboard charts.
The Astros said the date of the concert will be changed if they have a home playoff game on that date.
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