“Fearless” Taylor Swift Hits Town Sunday

Country singer Taylor Swift will bring her Fearless Tour to the BOC Center on Sunday.

Swift’s been big in the news lately, but not for her music. During the Video Music Awards when she was accepting an award, rapper Kayne West jumped on stage, took the
microphone and protested that Beyonce should have won.

Despite all that, Swift is one of those musicians who is slowing making a major mark in her industry. Her second album is off the charts in sales.

"She is a blond, blue-eyed, amazonian starlet who — unlike nearly every other person who fits that description — writes her own songs, plays an instrument, answers to no Svengali and doesn’t rely on high-priced studio ninjas and trendy producers. Britney she ain’t," said Rolling Stone magazine recently.

"And therein lies the peculiar charm of Taylor Swift. Her music mixes an almost impersonal professionalism — it’s so rigorously crafted it sounds like it has been scientifically engineered in a hit factory — with confessions that are squirmingly intimate and true."

Her second album, Fearless, was the first album to top 1 million in sales in 2009. Since its release in November of 2008, sales are approaching 4 million. It has spent 43 weeks on Billboard’s Top 100, including 11 weeks at No. 1 – the most of any album this decade.

American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler is one of the featured artists joining the Fearless Tour.  Kellie’s current single, “Best Days Of Your Life”, is a revenge song that she co-wrote with Taylor, who lends background vocals on the album as well.

Concert reviewers have been impressed.

After her show at the Staples Center in Denver, one review said, "She’s not just another oversexed, under dressed prefab pop Barbie, but rather the girl next door who’s had her heart broken and takes refuge in music she actually sings, plays and writes.

"While those songs for the brokenhearted were gussied up with costumes, elaborate staging and a half-dozen musicians, it was ultimately Swift’s confessional tunes — from opener "You Belong to Me," with its high school motif, to the lesson-learned regret of "Should Have Said No" — that made the show a success."

Door open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets prices are: $51.50, $41.50 and $22
To purchase tickets, click here.

The Tulsa Police Department has announced the following street closures: Third Street between Denver Avenue and Frisco Avenue and the south curb lane of 1st Street between
Denver Avenue and Frisco Avenue will be closed from 7:00 AM to 2:00 AM. Frisco Avenue between 1st Street and 3rd Street will be closed from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM.

For pedestrians: Denver Avenue between 1st Street and 6th Street and 3rd Street between Cheyenne Avenue and Houston Avenue may be restricted to traffic before and after the event.