Taylor Swift Turns Final Tour Rehearsal Into Tornado Relief Benefit
Taylor Swift has announced that she is turning the final dress rehearsal for her Speak Now Tour into a fundraiser to benefit victims of the tornadoes that have ravaged the southeastern United States.
The event for 13,000 fans will be held on May 21 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. 100% of ticket sales will go directly to disaster relief. “I was watching the coverage of the tornadoes backstage at rehearsals, and I wanted to do something for the families affected by the damage,” says Swift.
“I’ve never opened a rehearsal to the public before, but I felt that inviting my fans to the last rehearsal for the Speak Now Tour would be a great way to raise money. So, tickets will be available for people to come see us in the Bridgestone Arena, where we’ve been rehearsing for the last five weeks.”
“We’ll probably still be doing some fine-tuning to the show that night, since this will be a true rehearsal,” continues Swift, “but I feel like it is so important for me and my fans to help if we can.”
Tickets will be made available on Swift’s official site on Monday, May 9. The North American leg of Swift’s tour (officially) kicks off in Omaha on May 27.