Taylor Swift, who is currently headlining sold-out stadiums and arenas on the North American leg of her blockbuster world tour, announced today that in response to strong fan demand she will extend the tour into 2012 with capital city dates around Australia.

The four-time Grammy winner’s Speak Now performance is a two-hour theatrical presentation, reminiscent of a Broadway experience. The show features elaborate costumes, dancers, aerialists, changing sets, and innovative choreography and instrumentation showcased on a multi-level stage.

Taylor plays five different guitars in the show, plus two banjos, the ukulele and the piano, and changes costumes nine times over the course of the evening. Unlike most pop starlets she writes all of her own songs, selling more albums in 2010 and 2008 than any other artist in any genre of music, and her Fearless album was 2009’s top-selling CD.

Taylor Swift Speak Now Australian Tour 2012

Friday 2nd March 2012
Burswood Dome, Perth

Sunday 4th March 2012
Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

Tuesday 6th March 2012
Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

Friday 9th March 2012
Acer Arena, Sydney

Tuesday 13th March 2012
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

American Express card members pre-sale: 2pm Tue Aug 16 until 9am Wed Aug 24 through www.taylorswift.com/autix
Ticket agent online pre-sale: 1pm Wed Aug 24 until 5pm Thu Aug 25