Taylor Swift Announces Tour Dates

Kellie Pickler, Gloriana will open; Swift will team up with Keith Urban on select dates.

In January, [artist id="2389485"]Taylor Swift[/artist] announced she’ll be hitting the road for her first headlining tour thanks to the overwhelming success of her album Fearless. Now, she’s announced the official dates for the trek, which kicks off April 23 in Indiana. The tour will be hitting cities throughout the U.S. straight into October.

Swift’s best friend, [artist id="2385935"]Kellie Pickler[/artist], will be featured as one of the opening acts, as will up-and-coming artist Gloriana, according to Swift’s MySpace page. In addition, the country-crossover star will play nine shows with Keith Urban on the tour, including a stop in Cincinnati on June 5.

“For the past three years I’ve been writing down ideas for … a headlining tour, and I get to do one now,” the singer told MTV News. “It is unbelievable to me that that is actually happening. But I’m planning the stage, and the wheels are all turning.”

She also gushed about the chance to hit the road with BFF Pickler , which will allow her the opportunity to hang out. “Kellie Pickler is actually going to be my opening act. … She’s, like, my best friend,” she said. “It’s going to be really fun just spending the summer with your best friend. [It] solves that issue of ever being bored!”

In addition to a tour, Swift has been nominated for three Academy of Country Music awards: Album of the Year for Fearless, Top Female Vocalist and Video of the Year for “Love Story.” The awards ceremony will take place on April 5 in Las Vegas.

Taylor Swift’s tour dates, according to her label:
» April 23 – Evansville, IN @ Roberts Stadium
» April 24 – Jonesboro, AR @ Arkansas State University
» April 25 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
» April 30 – Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum
» May 1 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Arena
» May 2 – Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
» May 14 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
» May 15 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
» May 16 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden
» May 17 – Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center
» May 21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena
» May 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
» May 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay
» May 24 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Sports Arena
» May 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Venue to be announced
» June 4 – Enterprise, AL @ BamaJam
» June 5 – Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Center (w/ Keith Urban)
» June 6 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace at Auburn Hills (w/ Keith Urban)
» June 7 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Memorial Coliseum (w/ Keith Urban)
» June 11 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
» June 12 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
» June 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arnea (w/ Keith Urban)
» June 24 – Oshkosh, WI @ Country USA Festival
» June 25 – Cadott, WI @ Chippewa Valley Country Fest
» June 27 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena (w/ Keith Urban)
» June 28 – Moline, IL @ Mark of the Quad Cities (w/ Keith Urban)
» July 8 – Calgary, Alberta @ Pengrowth Saddledome
» July 9 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Venue to be announced
» July 10 – Craven, Saskatchewan @ Craven Country Jamboree
» July 11 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ MTS Centre
» July 16 – Twin Lakes, WI @ Country Thunder Festival
» July 17 – Columbus, OH @ Venue to be announced
» July 18 – Charleston, WV @ Charleston Civic Center
» July 23 – Cheyenne, WY @ Cheyenne Frontier Days
» July 24 – Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Civic Center
» July 25 – Minot, ND @ North Dakota State Fair
» July 31 – Boston, MA @ TD Banknorth Garden (w/ Keith Urban)
» August 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center (w/ Keith Urban)
» August 7 – Detroit Lakes, MN @ We Fest
» August 8 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center (w/ Keith Urban)
» August 9 – Omaha, NE @ Venue to be announced
» August 27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
» August 28 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
» August 29 – University Park, PA @ Venue to be announced
» August 30 – Louisville, KY @ Venue to be announced
» September 4 – Greenville, SC @ Venue to be announced
» September 5 – Charlotte, NC @ TWC Arena
» September 10 – Lafayette, LA @ Cajun Dome
» September 11 – Bossier City, LA @ Venue to be announced
» September 12 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC
» September 25 – Dallas, TX @ Venue to be announced
» September 26 – Little Rock, AR @ Venue to be announced
» September 27 – Tulsa, OK @ Venue to be announced
» October 1 – Cleveland, OH @ Venue to be announced
» October 2 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Venue to be announced
» October 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Venue to be announced
» October 8 – Indianapolis, IN @ Venue to be announced
» October 9 – Chicago, IL @ Venue to be announced
» October 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Venue to be announced