Check out the photos and fan videos of Taylor performing the RED Tour in Tokyo last night.
The pop singer has canceled her upcoming show in Bangkok following months of political unrest in the country. The concert would have marked Swift’s first time performing in the country, as she gets ready to wrap up her Red Tour.
Mass anti-government protests calling for the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra prompted her May 7 removal from office. However, her removal also prompted her supporters to take to the streets in protest. The military coup on May 22 was a response to the deadlocked political crisis, which has already led to more than two dozen deaths and hundreds of injuries.
TIME has reported that the military coup means â€ś[a] 10 p.m. curfew has been announced nationwide and curbs placed on gatherings of more than five people. Soldiers ordered rival protest camps to disperse and those present reported shots fired into the air. Media has been told to stop reporting and television channels taken off air.â€ť
The local company organizing Swiftâ€™s concert, BEC-Tero Entertainment, told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement, â€śThis has been a difficult decision for all parties.â€ť For her part, Swift, who is wrapping up the final leg of her Red tour, tweeted on Tuesday: “I’m sending my love to the fans in Thailand. I’m so sad about the concert being canceled.”
I donâ€™t know about you, but Iâ€™m feeling â€¦ ready for a new Taylor Swift album!
And luckily, Taylorâ€™s already hard at work on her fifth album, the follow-up to her chart-topping 2012 album, Red. The singer is kicking off the final leg of the Red Tour in Asia on Friday (May 30), and while in Shenghai, she spoke to press about her next project.
â€śWe are not going to announce some other leg of the tour, but what that does mean is that I can throw myself into the next project,â€ť Taylor said. â€śIâ€™ve already been working very hard on it and itâ€™s already my favorite thing that Iâ€™ve ever created. So the idea that after Asia, I get to go back and finish everything and get everything completely done and completely wrapped up for a new project, itâ€™s very exciting.â€ť
The â€ś22â€ł singer admitted that itâ€™s also exciting to end the musical era of Red â€” the tour is wrapping up June 12 in Singapore â€” and move on to the next one.
So will Taylor be switching things up for the new album? Nope, sheâ€™s sticking with the same formula thatâ€™s worked and will continue to write about her personal experiences.â€śAs Iâ€™ve grown up, the things Iâ€™ve written about have completely evolved with how I was growing. I was writing songs about what it was like to be 18, what it was like to be 20, what itâ€™s like to be 22 and now Iâ€™m 24 and Iâ€™m still writing songs about my life,â€ť Taylor said. â€śI think I really just love the unity it brings me and the audience because chances are theyâ€™ve felt the exact same way I felt when I wrote the song and I think it kind of reminds them â€” and it reminds me â€” that the human experience isnâ€™t so lonely.â€ť
A poster and promotional still have been released ahead of ‘The Giver’ release, featuring Taylor! Check them out in the gallery.
Again, Taylor spoke about Selena and their friendship. Check it out below:
Taylor spoke at the Keds Event about her fashion inspiration. Check out her interview below:
Thanks to Marina from Michael B Jordan, I’ve added HQ images of Taylor from the Keds event on May 8th. Check them out in the gallery.
On Thursday, May 8, seven-time Grammy winner and multi-platinum singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift, appeared at the Nordstrom at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, California for a special event hosted by KedsÂ® called Style Icons. As part of the event, Swift was interviewed in front of a live audience of 150 guests that included fans from across the country and questions about favorite fashion trends, and Taylor’s role as the newest style icon in the long history of leading ladies who have loved and worn KedsÂ® over its 98-year brand history.
“KedsÂ® have been worn by many of the world’s most famous women including Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie Onassis. Taylor’s approach to creating an unforgettable fashion point of view puts her at the forefront of a new generation of iconic women who love KedsÂ® for their timeless appeal and feminine style,” said Rick Blackshaw, president, KedsÂ®. “We’re thrilled to be celebrating Taylor’s personal style, connection to KedsÂ®, and latest footwear collaboration.”
The all-new array of playful prints and sunny colors create the brightest and boldest Taylor Swift for KedsÂ® collection to date, bursting with cheer and carefree style. “I think it’s fun to experiment with your style. Shoes are an opportunity to add a pop of color or something unexpected,” said Swift.
The Taylor Swift for KedsÂ® spring 2014 collection is available now at retailers worldwide, with select exclusive styles on Keds.com, TaylorSwift.com, and Nordstrom.com.
Taylor is currently at the 2014 Metropolitan Museum Gala in New York. I’ve added some HQ arrival photos of her on the red carpet. Keep checking back as I add them.
Thanks to Kalina from Emblem3 Daily, I’ve added HQ’s of Taylor on Saturday night at Harry Josh’s Second Annual Party with Karlie Kloss. Also, remember that Taylor is at the Met Gala tonight, so keep checking back for photos.