TAYLOR SWIFT: SPEAK NOW—TREASURES FROM THE WORLD TOUR
June 06, 2012 - November 04, 2012
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum explored superstar Taylor Swift's record-breaking world tour with the exhibition Taylor Swift: Speak Now-Treasures from the World Tour. The exhibition included dozens of costumes, instruments, set pieces and props from the six-time Grammy winner's acclaimed 2011-12 Speak Now World Tour, which entertained more than 1.5 million fans over 111 shows in 19 countries spanning four continents.
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SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR FACTS
Taylor Swift and her Speak Now World Tour cast performed 111 shows in 82 cities, 19 countries, four continents, and sold in excess of 1,579,885 tickets. It was named the top-grossing country music tour of 2011 by Pollstar.
130 people (performers, crew, assistants, security, management, and production personnel) traveled in 21 trucks and 13 buses from city to city to make this tour happen. There were 350 lights, 116 speakers and 158 motors. A total of 62 tons of equipment hung from the rafters of the arenas above the stage.
There were over 90 instruments that traveled with the tour. Swift played a total of nine instruments during the show including several six-string acoustic guitars, an electric guitar, 12-string guitar, banjo, ukulele, piano and a bell.
There were 150 costumes for the cast, each with an additional set, in order to rotate them for cleaning or repair - resulting in over 300 costumes on the Speak Now tour. Swift had nine costume changes during the show.
The stage included a large video wall, accented by gilded, framed video screens -six in total - ensuring that all fans would be treated to a personal view of the show.
Highlights of the presentation included the sweeping staircase that led to a raised balcony, spiral staircases, church pews, a brilliantly lit tree with bench, and the "Juliet" balcony onto which Swift would enter at the end of each show and fly around the circumference of the arenas.