Taylor Swift Pulls Albums from Spotify and Announces 1989 World Tour

Photo: Big Machine
Photo: Big Machine

It seems we’re never, ever, ever, going to be able to stream Taylor Swift on Spotify again! In the midst of her promo tour for her latest release 1989 it was announced that all of Swift’s records would be removed from the music-streaming site.

Swift has in the past been vocal about her not-so-loving feelings on for free distribution of music that can be seen in an op-ed piece she penned earlier this year. The singer wrote, “Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for.”

It seems her team, Big Machine Music, agrees with that sentiment and made the decision without even trying to negotiate with Spotify. The company released a plea directly to Taylor and included two playlists:

“We love Taylor Swift, and our more than 40 million users love her even more – nearly 16 million of them have played her songs in the last 30 days, and she’s on over 19 million playlists.We hope she’ll change her mind and join us in building a new music economy that works for everyone,” the statement continues. “We believe fans should be able to listen to music wherever and whenever they want, and that artists have an absolute right to be paid for their work and protected from piracy. That’s why we pay nearly 70% of our revenue back to the music community.”

Taylor or her team have yet to respond to the statement. Taylor did, however, take the time to announce her upcoming world tour in an effort to further promote 1989. This is not surprising after the positive reception her fifth studio album is receiving.

The tour kicks off on May 20th in Louisiana and she’ll make stops throughout the US and will hit a total of four continents playing fifty shows.

For a full list of tour dates see below. Be sure to check back for any new developments between Taylor and Spotify, but it seems that they may have taken that blank space on her long list of ex-lovers…

For full ticketing information and VIP packages be sure to check out TaylorSwift.com

The 1989 world tour
20 May Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
22 May Baton Rouge, LA LSU Tiger Stadium
30 May Detroit, MI Ford Field
2 June Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
3 June Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
6 June Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field
8 June Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
9 June Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
13 June Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
20 June Cologne, Germany Lanxess Arena
21 June Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ziggo Dome
23 June Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro
24 June Manchester, UK Arena
27 June London, UK British Summertime Hyde Park
6 July Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
7 July Montreal, QC Bell Centre
11 July East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
13 July Washington, DC Nationals Park
18 July Chicago, IL Soldier Field
24 July Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium
25 July Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium
1 August Vancouver, BC BC Place Stadium
4 August Edmonton, AB
5 August Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
8 August Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field
15 August Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium
17 August Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
18 August Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
25 August Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
26 August Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
29 August San Diego, CA PETCO Park
4 September Salt Lake City, UT EnergySolutions Arena
5 September Denver, CO Pepsi Center
6 September Denver, CO Pepsi Center
9 September Fargo, ND Fargodome
11 September St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
12 September St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
16 September Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
17 September Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
18 September Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
21 September Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
22 September Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
25 September Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
26 September Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
2 October Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
3 October Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
8 October Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
9 October Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
10 October Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
13 October St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
14 October St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
17 October Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium
20 October Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
21 October Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
24 October Atlanta, GA Georgia Dome
27 October Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
31 October Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium

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