Taylor Swift To Turn 'Dress Rehearsal" Into A Major Benefit
Money Will Aid Tornado Victims
May 6, 2011 at 7:36 AM (PT)
BIG MACHINE RECORDS artist TAYLOR SWIFT will be opening up her last ‘dress rehearsal,’ for her ‘SPEAK NOW TOUR,’ to fans as a fundraiser to benefit victims of last week’s deadly tornadoes in the Southeast.
The date of the ‘dress rehearsal,’ is SATURDAY, MAY 21st at the BRIDGESTONE ARENA in NASHVILLE. 13,000 fans will get a special sneak peek at the tour, which opens a week later, MAY 27th in OMAHA, NE.
“I was watching the coverage of the tornadoes backstage at rehearsals, and I wanted to do something for the families affected by the damage,” said SWIFT. “I’ve never opened a rehearsal to the public before, but I felt that inviting my fans to the last rehearsal for the Speak Now Tour would be a great way to raise money. So, tickets will be available for people to come see us in the BRIDGESTONE ARENA, where we’ve been rehearsing for the last five weeks,” she continued.
“We’ll probably still be doing some fine-tuning to the show that night, since this will be a true rehearsal,” she says, “but I feel like it is so important for me and my fans to help if we can.”
Ticket information will be updated on MONDAY, MAY 9th on TAYLOR’s website www.TaylorSwift.com.