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Swift names needtobreathe as tour opener

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 – Taylor Swift tapped needtobreathe, a South Carolina rock band, to pen her North American tour.

The band, which has a Christian music following as well, is composed of Bear Rinehart (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Bo Rinehart (backing vocals, guitar), Seth Bolt (backing vocals, bass) and Joe Stillwell (drums, percussion). They have released three studio albums: "Daylight "(2006), "The Heat (2007), and "The Outsiders" (2009).

"It means a lot to us that Taylor hand-picked us for her Speak Now tour," said Bo Rinehart says. "Everyone knows she has amazing fans, and we thrive on performing live, especially in front of new audiences."

The group will join the Speak Now Tour when the North American leg kicks off on May 27 in Omaha, Neb., and will be featured on all shows in the US and Canada. Swift is currently slated to play 87 shows in 19 countries spanning four continents starting Feb. 9 in Singapore.

Tickets go on sale this week for shows:

June 25 Foxborough, Mass. Gillette Stadium
July 9-10 Atlanta Philips Arena
July 14 Montreal, Quebec Bell Centre
July 15-16 Toronto, Ontario Air Canada Centre
Aug. 23-24 Los Angeles, Staples Center
Sept. 1-2 San Jose HP Pavilion
Sept. 3 Sacramento, Cal. ARCO Arena

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