Taylor Swift announces brief 2011 UK tour and an invitation to Speak Now

Posted: 24th October 2010

She may have faced the ire of one Kanye West at an awards-ceremony not too long ago, but breezy pop-starlet Taylor Swift's wholesome country approach to music has helped her shift almost 30 million downloads since she burst onto the scene in 2006 (with the single "Tim McGraw").

Most of those sales have unsurprisingly been in the States and it wasn't until 2008 that the UK took any notice. But you know how easily we follow suit in this country and the inevitable promotion paid off - Swift struck gold with the album "Fearless" and the number two single, "Love Story".

Taylor has a new album due out tomorrow, so now seems as good a time to tell you about her UK tour next year. Confirmed so far are just three dates - the first in Birmingham on 22nd March, followed by Manchester on 29th and finally London's O2 Arena on 30th. Tickets went on sale today, priced at £28 - £37.50 plus fees.

Her new album "Speak Now" includes the recent single "Mine".

Paul Pledger