Vance Joy to Open for Taylor Swift

Image Courtesy of Darren AnkenmanJames Keough, a.k.a. Vance Joy, is about to be introduced to an entirely new fan base. The Australian singer-songwriter and his band will be the opening act on pop star Taylor Swift's massive 2015 tour in support of her new album, 1989.

Swift covered Vance Joy's "Riptide" earlier this month, which may explain the connection between the two. Perhaps the "Welcome to New York" singer -- and NYC's newest Tourism Ambassador -- was attracted to the "Riptide" lyric, "This guy decides to quit his job and heads to New York City."

Keough has enjoyed quite a bit of success as of late -- "Riptide" peaked at number one and currently sits at number three on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart -- but, as he points out on Twitter, the tour with Swift will give him the opportunity to play some of North America's biggest stadiums.

"Stoked that invited the band and I on her North American tour next year. Going to play some big venues," he writes, followed by the "see-no-evil monkey" emoticon.

The 1989 tour begins next year on May 20 in Louisiana, and so far, there are announced dates in North America and Europe scheduled through October. Vance Joy will open all North American dates. Tickets go on sale to the general public on November 14; however, American Express cardholders will be able to access tickets on November 7, as will members of Swift's e-mail list. Visit for more details.

Here are the Vance Joy with Taylor Swift tour dates:

5/20 -- Bossier City, LA, CenturyLink Center
5/22 -- Baton Rouge, LA, LSU Tiger Stadium
5/30 -- Detroit, MI, Ford Field
6/2 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center
6/3 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
6/6 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Field
6/8 -- Charlotte, NC, Time Warner Cable Arena
6/9 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
6/13 -– Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field
7/6 -- Ottawa, ON, Canadian Tire Centre
7/7 -- Montreal, QB, Bell Centre
7/11 -- East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium
7/13 -- Washington, DC, Nationals Park
7/18 -- Chicago, IL, Soldier Field
7/24 -- Foxborough, MA, Gillette Stadium
7/25 -- Foxborough, MA, Gillette Stadium
8/1 -- Vancouver, BC, BC Place Stadium
8/4 -- Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place
8/5 -- Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place
8/8 -- Seattle, WA, CenturyLink Field
8/15 -- Santa Clara, CA, Levi’s Stadium
8/17 -- Glendale, AZ, Gila River Arena
8/18 -- Glendale, AZ, Gila River Arena
8/25 -- Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
8/26 -- Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
8/29 -- San Diego, CA, PETCO Park
9/4 -- Salt Lake City, UT, EnergySolutions Arena
9/5 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
9/6 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
9/9 -- Fargo, ND, Fargodome
9/11 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
9/12 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
9/16 -- Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
9/17 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
9/18 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
9/21 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
9/22 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
9/25 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
9/26 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
10/2 -- Toronto, ON, Rogers Centre
10/3 -- Toronto, ON, Rogers Centre
10/8 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
10/9 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center
10/10 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center
10/13 -- St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
10/14 -- St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
10/17 -- Dallas, TX, AT&T Stadium
10/20 -- Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena
10/21 -- Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum Complex
10/24 -- Atlanta, GA, Georgia Dome
10/27 -- Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
10/31 -- Tampa, FL, Raymond James Stadium

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