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Taylor Swift set to play two nights at Nationwide Arena in 2015

Taylor Swift is set to perform at Nationwide Arena on Sept. 17 and 18. Credit: Courtesy of The 1989 Tour

Taylor Swift is set to perform at Nationwide Arena on Sept. 17 and 18.
Credit: Courtesy of The 1989 Tour

Columbus will shake it off next September.

Pop singer Taylor Swift is set to play two nights at Nationwide Arena on Sept. 17 and 18, according to a Monday press release. The last time Swift performed in Columbus was in 2013 at Nationwide Arena.

Swift — who has recently garnered attention for her conversion from the country genre of music to the pop genre — released her fifth studio album “1989” on Oct. 27. Swift performed in Times Square on Thursday on “Good Morning America,” where she teased The 1989 World Tour. She announced the stops and dates Monday morning on the ABC morning show.

The tour kicks off on May 20 in Louisiana and will take her to eight countries over four continents, according to the release.

Swift is a seven-time Grammy winner.

Kendra Jones, a third-year in chemical engineering, said she would be interested in attending one of the concerts to hear some of Swift’s older music.

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“I like her songs on her older albums, but not her new stuff really, because when I was younger, I liked her stuff, but I’m older now and her music’s not really geared toward me anymore,” Jones said.

Annie Robertson agreed with Jones’ sentiment.

“I’d be more likely to go a few years ago,” Robertson, a third-year in Spanish, said. “I’m more of a fan of country as opposed to the mainstream pop stuff, so I’m not as big of a fan now.”

Singer-songwriter Vance Joy is set to open for Swift in Columbus. Swift is also set to stop in Cleveland on June 3 to play at Quicken Loans Arena.

Presale for both concerts begins Dec. 5 before tickets open to the public Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.

Ryan Cooper contributed to this article.

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