Taylor Swift‘s North American RED Tour may be over but that doesn’t mean she’s slowing down by any means. In fact, its quite the opposite.
Swift heads to Australia in December to continue her RED Tour and has been busy working on new material while on the road. In an interview with her label, Swift said just because the North American tour ended doesn’t mean it’s over for her.
“We’re going to Australia and then we’re actually going to other parts of the world that we haven’t yet announced the on-sale dates for, which is really exciting,” she said. “So in between all that, I’ll be in the studio and just figuring out what comes next because I really like to take two years to write a record and I’ve been kind of writing and doing stuff for the last year and this is kind of the year that it goes into overdrive and it’s all I think about.”
While Swift’s tour is over in the U.S., fans can relive the last three nights of her sold-out shows at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville last month. Special guests Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts and Hunter Hayes joined Swift onstage to perform their hits in front of thousands of fans.
“It’s just a real energetic atmosphere in the room. Seeing all the signs and the lights. It was neat seeing how my crowd and her crowd are different. I gotta get me some neon signs and get the fans rocking out there,” Bryan said after performing “I Don’t Want This Night to End.”
Before Swift took the stage with Rascal Flatts they were seen giving a pep talk to the singer, reminiscing about when she started her career opening for them.
“It’s unbelievable to see what an international superstar she has become,” Jay DeMarcus said. “We went out on stage with Taylor Swift and sang ‘What Hurts the Most.’ As I understand it, she used to do that song some years ago in her set before . . .”
“She had hits of her own,” Gary LeVox interjected.
“Now she’s got so many she has to invite us actually back to do the song,” DeMarcus continued.
The nearly nine minutes of tour recap also includes a duet with Hunter Hayes on “I Want Crazy,” in which the entire arena of 14,000 fans are seen jumping along.
“That’s about as crazy as it gets. I’m pretty stoked that I was here on the last night,” Hayes said. “It’s going to sink in when I watch the video back, or when I check it out on my iPhone, when I get a text from a friend of a picture of it actually happening then I’ll believe it.”