Shanghai, China – Marking the fastest-ever ticket sale in China’s history, Taylor Swift recently sold out Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena in only one minute.
The record-breaking sale came as a result of Swift’s announcement that she would be taking her “RED Tour” to Asia this summer. Six other Asian dates also sold out in record time, according to media reports. The RED Tour is being promoted by AEG Live Asia.
Last year, the North American portion of Taylor’s The RED Tour played to more than 1.36 million fans over 66 shows in 47 cities in 29 states and 3 Canadian provinces spanning 6 months.
Also last year, the tour went ‘down under,’ performing sold out stadium shows in Australia and New Zealand, becoming the first solo female artist in twenty years to undertake a national stadium concert tour of Australia. The tour has already visited Europe for six sold-out shows in 2014.
Taylor Swift is a seven-time Grammy winner and is the youngest artist to be awarded the Grammy Award for ‘Album of the Year.” She is the No. 1 digital music artist of all time, the only female artist in music history to twice have an album hit the 1 million first-week sales figure, and is the first artist since the Beatles to log six or more weeks at #1 with three consecutive studio albums.
Her album RED, released just over a year ago, has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide to date, including more than 1.2 million copies in the US in its first week, scoring the highest first-week sales debut of any album in over a decade.