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Taylor Swift postpones Philips shows

taylorTaylor Swift has postponed her weekend shows at Philips Arena due to illness. The July 9-10 dates have been rescheduled for Oct. 1-2.

The young country superstar is suffering from bronchitis and was advised by her doctor not to perform this week.

Last weekend, Swift was forced to cancel shows for the first time in her career. She’s also nixed a July 8 show in Charlotte.

Tickets for the July 9 show will be valid for Oct. 1 and July 10 tickets for Oct. 2. No other action is required other than presenting the original ticket on the new date.

In a statement, the singer said, “It breaks my heart to miss out on this weekend’s shows with my friends in Charlotte and Atlanta. I would never cancel if I thought I was physically able to perform these shows. I am so sorry to the fans, but I look forward to seeing you when we come back through your towns, which we will do.”

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connie

July 6th, 2011
3:41 pm

BOB FROM ACCOUNT TEMPS

July 6th, 2011
3:42 pm

good thing the thrashers are gone and the oct dates could be used

Taylor Swift Fan

July 6th, 2011
3:58 pm

I was bummed to hear this news. I’ve bought tickets for my niece and god daughter, and the concert is a surprise for them. I’ve held this secret for so long, and was ready to let the cat out of the bag this weekend. Oh well….I will have to wait til October to do that. I will still have 2 VERY excited girls. Get better Taylor!!!!

Elliot Garcia

July 6th, 2011
4:02 pm

what a big disappointment….

Cassie

July 6th, 2011
4:06 pm

This really is terrible :( Everytime I get tickets to a concert it gets cancelled. Me and my two best friends are heartbroken, but Taylor Swift is in our prayers! Get better, love!

urban redneck

July 6th, 2011
4:37 pm

she looks like a possum……..

markie mark

July 6th, 2011
4:45 pm

Only in the eyes, Urban, only in the eyes…..

urban redneck is a a possum

July 6th, 2011
4:46 pm

urban redneck is a a possum……..

AJ

July 6th, 2011
4:46 pm

Is Bronchitis code for “couldn’t sell out the Arena?”

Hmmm

July 6th, 2011
5:00 pm

Rumor has it a certain young country star known for dating Hollywood types is dealing with a little white powder issue… Wonder if it is Taylor.

mcnabbml

July 6th, 2011
5:08 pm

Really sad about the concert. This was going to be a surprise birthday present for my granddaughter. We will still be able to go in October but her birthday is on July 10 and this was going to be our best surprise ever!! Hope you get better soon, Taylor!!

Melissa Ruggieri

July 6th, 2011
5:17 pm

HA to AJ. But this is the rare case where illness really is legit. She’s pretty well sold out across the country.

rudeboyjoe

July 6th, 2011
5:29 pm

Ka-Ching

July 6th, 2011
6:02 pm

Thus the perils of being required to purchase tickets months in advance. I wonder how many family plans will have to be adjusted to accommodate the October show ?

Re: Hmmmmm

July 6th, 2011
6:04 pm

“Rumor has it a certain young country star known for dating Hollywood types is dealing with a little white powder issue… Wonder if it is Taylor…”

…Wasn’t that Miley Cyrus???

Chaleis

July 6th, 2011
7:08 pm

Ka-Ching, I agree, now about 100,000 people need to replan, in our case re-pay for a non refundable ticket. Of course there is concern for performers health, but maybe if they didn’t overbook and overwork singers on tours, they wouldn’t have this problem. May not have happened to her before, but sure seems to happen a lot industry wise. I broke my jaw right after school got out, ruining our family vacation plans and this was my 2 girls one bright spot in a very sad summer. And with the medical bills, we stretched it to give this to our kids, all for nothing. Now we have 2 crying kids and a hotel room in Atlanta that will go empty! Very disappointed!

Chaleis

July 6th, 2011
7:09 pm

I meant repay for the nonrefundable hotel room!

Scott Banks

July 6th, 2011
7:25 pm

I actually like a couple of her tracks, but she’s horrendous live.

Sure, Miley Cyrus is probably doing the white powder — but she’s not “country”.

skull777

July 6th, 2011
7:35 pm

yeah Miley’s not country. she’s from Kentucky!

Maria Lynn

July 6th, 2011
7:41 pm

If anyone has tickets and wants to sell them to me I’d love them…although I’m a college student and pretty much have zero dollars!

Maria Lynn

July 6th, 2011
7:41 pm

Did I mention Oct. 2 is my birthday?

Fred

July 6th, 2011
9:35 pm

Gotta love a completely revolving idiot like initial boy, I mean “AJ” (does that stand for asshat junior?). Taylor Swift sold out, if not in minutes, then in hours. I was going to get my daughter tickets. I missed the start time and it was WAY too late when I got online. Hell, even my scalper doesn’t have tickets left and he has tickets for EVERYTHING.

Fred

July 6th, 2011
9:38 pm

Chaleis: You paid for the room girl. GO. There are fun things to do in Atlanta. Heck, I’ll buy your tickets to the concert to help offset the cost of alternative activities. Stay at the motel and go to a Museum. Or Stone Mountain……….. It’s not like you made reservations to Podunk.

ML

July 6th, 2011
10:47 pm

Anyone wanting to sell their TS tix let me know – I’d love to go!!!!!!!

darb

July 6th, 2011
10:56 pm

Sorry, but I dont see the alure of this girl, but then again who in their right minds gives a dam about Justin Bieber? They are just the teen flavor of the moment.

Get Well!

July 6th, 2011
11:53 pm

At least she gave a few days notice and did not wait until a few hours before the show was scheduled to start before canceling like Chelsea Handler! Plus she sings live unlike Britney Spears so I can imagine having back-to-back dates would put a strain on her vocal cords. She should do what Mariah does, space the Tour dates out to 3-4 days apart and rest her voice. It will cost more money but will benefit her health.

Concert Ticket Insurance

July 7th, 2011
4:53 am

We took a hit on this one.

I'm Shocked

July 7th, 2011
6:43 am

I’M Shocked—–nuff said

DJB

July 7th, 2011
7:33 am

@Scott Blanks Totally agree the few times I’ve seen her live on Ellen I’ve thought how could people sit through two hours of that off key singing. Are the youth of today really that tone deaf??

dd

July 7th, 2011
8:18 am

@Chaleis – I sympathize for your situation, but concerts can and do get rescheduled on short notice sometimes. You chose to purchase nonrefundable hotel rooms knowing that risk. Best bet is see if the hotel will let you change dates on the rooms, if not then remember there’s still plenty of neat stuff to do in Atlanta.

Joe

July 7th, 2011
10:55 am

Taylor Swift are so incredible. I am not surprised they sell out so quick. Get better, girl!

Brown Eyed Girl!

July 8th, 2011
9:24 am

She cancelled her show last wee here in Louisville, KY. She rescheduled on Oct. 11. Must be really sick!

Marisa

July 9th, 2011
10:53 am

im a big fan of Taylor Swift!!When i herd taylor couldn’t perform I was really bummed.I was looking forward to going,but I understand.Get well soon.;)

Fan

July 9th, 2011
11:19 pm

Redneck and friends, why ya gotta be so MEAN?

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