Taylor Swift Performs With Ryan Tedder At First 1989 L.A. ShowAugust 22, 2015
The two sang “Counting Stars.”
Taylor Swift is no longer countin’ dollars, she’s countin’ stars.
Swift began night one of her five shows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday (Aug. 21), and kicked off her star-studded line-up with singer/songwriter Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic. Swift told concert-goers Tedder assisted Swift with “Welcome To New York” and “I Know Places” before introducing him, saying:
“This is someone who has been the frontman of one of my favorite bands forever,” Swift said of Tedder. “One of my favorite song writers ever. One of my favorite producers ever. And he was a huge part in creating the album 1989.”
Swift posted a photo on Instagram later that night reflecting on what just happened, gushing “Ryan Tedder and I singing ‘Counting Stars’ at Staples Center tonight… It was so awesome to collaborate with him on Welcome to New York and I Know Places, then share the stage with him.”
During the “Style” catwalk section, Taylor brought up the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant. She posted on Instagram, “The screams you hear from an LA crowd when Kobe walks out onstage are so deafening you think you may have permanent hearing loss. But it was SO WORTH IT.”
Joe Jonas and his girlfriend Gigi Hadid, “Bad Blood” video star Mariska Hargitay, Debby Ryan, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Mark Wahlberg and Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler were amongst the crowd Friday night according to ET.
Night one down, four more to go!