Taylor Swift Sued for Ill-Fated Capital Hoedown Concert
Taylor Swift is being sued for not performing at last year’s Canadian Capital Hoedown. The concert was canceled due to internal discord, but promoters think the country music superstar should have to share in the responsibility to refund music lovers who didn’t get the chance to see Swift work her magic onstage.
According to TMZ, Swift was paid $2.5 million up front for her appearance, but the concert was canceled because the promoters “couldn’t get their act together.” Now, the responsible party thinks the ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ singer should foot the refund bill, which cost $1.8 million.
Either way, Swift is profiting from the canceled concert, but should the country superstar have to pay to regain the trust of the Canadian country music lovers? A representative for the singer tells TMZ that they had no deal with the ticket company and had yet to see the lawsuit.
Despite the legal matters, Swift is gearing up for her 2013 Red Tour, which kicks off next month in Omaha, Nebraska. “I just want to be able, in this economy, to make a show that for fans is definitely a guarantee that they will be entertained enough to warrant them leaving their house, spending their evening with me, parking their car, waiting in line, maybe buy a T-shirt,” the singer tells Taste of Country about the headlining tour.
The highly-anticipated outing, featuring Swift’s ‘Everything Has Changed’ duet partner Ed Sheeran as opening entertainment, is the country superstar’s first major tour since her 2011 Speak Now World Tour, which touched down on four continents for more than 100 shows.