Taylor Swift can't get much bigger in the country world. So with her new album Red, she's gunning to be the biggest pop star on the planet, too. Her just-released disc is on track to sell more than 1 million units in its first week, which would make her the first woman in the Nielsen SoundScan era (which began in 1991) to have two albums cross the million unit mark in a single week. Next year, Swift will embark on a massive spring and summer arena tour, and she'll hit the Tampa Bay Times Forum on April 20. (That's one day after Rihanna plays the Forum. Talk about a crazy 24 hours on Channelside Drive.) Tickets are $29.50-$84.50, and they'll go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 16. Do not be surprised if this one sells out. As if to cement her transition from country to pop, Swift has selected British singer-songwriter (and burgeoning teenybopper heartthrob on this side of the Atlantic) Ed Sheeran to open the tour.
Taylor Swift coming to Tampa Bay Times Forum on April 20
© 2013 Tampa Bay Times