Triple trouble for Taylor Swift fans

21:51, Aug 28 2011
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TRIPLE TROUBLE: Taylor Swift will perform three shows in Auckland in March.

Her first two New Zealand shows were instant sell-outs, so Taylor Swift has announced it will be third time lucky for many of her Kiwi fans.

The four-time Grammy winner is hot property, with shows scheduled for March 16 and 17 selling out at a lightning pace. A third show was today confirmed for March 18.

Described as a two-hour theatrical production, the Speak Now world tour features costume changes, dancers, aerialists and innovative choreography.

And Swift will be joined on stage by four-piece Nashville band Hot Chelle Rae, who have sold a whopping 1.6 million digital downloads in the States.

Swift, who writes all her own songs and plays more than nine instruments during the show, sold more albums in 2010 and 2008 than any other artist and her Fearless album was 2009's top-selling CD. 

With record career sales topping 20 million, and 33 million song downloads, she is the top-selling digital artist in music history.

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The 21-year-old made headlines in 2009 when rapper Kanye West interrupted her acceptance speech for Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards, snatching the microphone and telling the crowd the award should have gone to Beyonce.

Only Justin Timberlake has performed three shows at Vector Arena. Pink Floyd's Roger Waters is scheduled to perform four times in February.

Tickets for the new show go on sale September 2.

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March 16: Vector Arena, Auckland
March 17: Vector Arena, Auckland
March 18: Vector Arena, Auckland

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