How Taylor Swift Is Headed for World Domination With Her '1989' Tour

by Sophie Schillaci 4:13 PM PDT, August 25, 2015
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"...I could show you incredible things."

She's not just singing it -- Taylor Swift is following through with her incredibly star-studded 1989 tour, which on Tuesday welcomed surprise guests Alanis Morissette, Natalie Maines and Ellen DeGeneres to Los Angeles' Staples Center stage. It's the latest in a constant string of celebrity surprises on Swift's tour, keeping her in the headlines all summer.

It's all part of Swift's well-laid plan for world domination -- and it's working.

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According to Forbes, Swift is headed for her first $100 million-earning year thanks in large part to 75 concerts across three continents through the end of the year. The report sites Pollstar, which indicates that Swift had earned nearly $2.5 million per show on her recent tours.

With her 1989 Tour, Swift has perfected the art of the can't-miss event. While she previously invited guests such as Nicki Minaj, Jason Mraz and Justin Bieber, among others, to duet on past high-profile tour stops, 1989 marks the first time that Swift has delivered a guaranteed surprise -- often more than one! -- with each and every show. No two sets are the same, and fans head home each night knowing that they were part of something special.

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In April of this year, Swift opened up to ET about the high stakes surrounding the tour and her decision to take on "100 percent control" of the show's message and flow.

"It's pressure that's worth putting on yourself, I think," she said. "You just have to take that on if you are really going to own the direction of your life and your career."

With her recent string of Los Angeles shows (which continues through Wednesday), Swift has welcomed her squad not only on-stage, but in the audience. The 25-year-old's beau Calvin Harris was spotted at Monday night's set, along with Swift’s younger brother, Austin. Meanwhile, Jessica Alba snapped an Instagram pic backstage. Swift may not have invented #SquadGoals, but suffice it to say: She's perfected that one, as well.

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