Swift Diss

Can't shake this off: Taylor Swift snubs Austin in 2015 tour announcement

Pop princess Taylor Swift snubs Austin in 2015 tour announcement

Taylor Swift close up
Taylor Swift's 2015 world tour will make only one stop in Texas, on October 17 at AT&T Stadium. Photo by Chinh Phan

An argument could be made that Taylor Swift is the most popular musician on the planet right now, but on her 2015 tour, Texans will have only one chance to see her in-state: October 17, when she plays at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

That's right, Swift has shaken off almost the entire state of Texas on a tour that will last five months and encompass 57 dates in five different countries. The tour officially kicks off May 20, 2015, in Bossier City, Louisiana, and will also include a concert a couple of days later in Baton Rouge, giving those in East Texas some relatively close-by options.

Here in Austin, we shouldn't feel nearly as jilted as Spotify users. Subscribers to the services are are now living in a Swift-less world after the singer refused demands to stream her new album, 1989, and then removed her entire catalog after Spotify cried foul.

Her tiff with Spotify hasn't hurt sales of the album, though, as it's on track to sell more than 1.2 million copies in its first week, which already makes it the best-selling album in 2014.

Tickets for Swift's concert at AT&T Stadium, which will feature Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes as opening acts, officially go on sale Friday, November 14. As usual, though, there are a couple of pre-sale opportunities, as both American Express cardmembers and TaylorSwift.com members can buy tickets starting Friday, November 7.