Taylor Swiftwrapped a run of sold-out New York-area shows last Sunday with her fourth show of the week at Newark’s Prudential Center. Over the course of the week’s shows she played to over 52,000 fans, and earned rave reviews, impressing some of the nation’s toughest critics.
Don’t miss your chance to see Taylor when she performs at the Power Balance Pavilion on September 3rd.
TheNew York Timesobserved that, “[‘Speak Now’] went off, as did every number, with clockwork professionalism and thousands of voices singing along and screaming between the lines. Ms. Swift, 21, is their superstar….her songs are taut, tuneful narratives.”
The Village Voiceproclaimed: “She’s one of the biggest stars in the world….It’s easy to see why; she sings plainly about love and friendship and sticking out the bad times, with lyrics that are made to be posted and re-blogged to Tumblr incessantly and sticky hooks that demand being hummed along with. The difference between your normal everyday emotion-feeler and Swift is that Person X isn’t writing down those feelings as they happen and then channeling them into songs that get played in front of thousands of people every night. Swift is, and she has aerialists and pyro to help accentuate the roiling emotions and moments of joy.”
TheNew York Postreveled in the spectacle of the night: “Swift’s push to visually engage the crowd was evident in each song…. with dance skits powered by elaborate choreography, multiple stages, pyrotechnics and even aerialists spinning overhead and ballerinas twirling on the ground…from the opener,‘Sparks Fly’ (complete with a fitting fireworks display), to the final encore,‘Love Story.’ Swift projected herself as a seasoned pro….. her songs….resonated loudly in the roar of cheers from the sold-out house.” After taking it all in, the paper proclaimed the obvious: “Good clean fun doesn’t have to be a snooze.”
TheNew York Daily Newswrote:“Taylor Swift may have sung songs and played instruments at her Prudential Arena show last night, just like at any concert. But what drew her…fans close…had as much to do with her telling stories. In song after song, Swift spun shrewdly rendered tales of girlish love, informed by a romance novelist’s feel for time, place and plot.”
Taylor, who recently celebrated her 8th #1 record,the third consecutive #1 from her triple-platinum-plusSpeak Nowalbum, is 25 shows in to the North American portion of her Speak Now World Tour. The 2011 Tour includes 98 shows in 17 countries.
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