-- Taylor Swift fans will not have to wait much longer to “Shake It Off” with the music superstar in person.
Swift, 24, announced today during a live “Good Morning America” concert in Times Square that she will be going on tour “very soon” for her new album, “1989.”
“We’re in the early stages of planning the actual show but I’m really excited about announcing things when I can announce them,” Swift said. “It’s going to be happening soon."
Judging by the Times Square crowd and “1989” album sales approaching 1 million in a single week, Swift will likely not have trouble filling arenas on her tour.
Thousands of people crammed Times Square and sang along as Swift performed a trio of songs from her new album: “Welcome to New York,” “Out of the Woods” and “Shake It Off.”
“It’s just so amazing to be here and to have the fans all here and to having them singing the words to this new album of music,” Swift said. “It’s unbelievable. You guys are fast at learning the lyrics.”
“And I want to thank everybody who camped out late last night,” she added. “There were a lot of people who slept over on the street in Times Square so thank you everyone for doing that. “
Swift’s last studio album, “Red,” was released in October 2012. With “1989,” Swift is making her debut as a pop singer, having transitioned from her country music roots.
“I worked for this for two years and for them to want to listen to my stories from the last two years of my life is the most insane honor,” Swift said.
After opening the concert with “Welcome to New York,” Swift addressed headlines surrounding her announcement earlier this week on “GMA” that she was recently named a "Global Welcome Ambassador" for New York City tourism.
“I’m new to town so I’m just so excited about them including me in the tourism board because everywhere I go I’m just like, ‘You need to go to New York,’” Swift said. “It’s my favorite place in the world. It’s the greatest city in the world.”
“I get to play in Times Square. What is my life right now?,” she said.
Swift announced on “The View” Wednesday that she is donating the proceeds from the sale of "Welcome to New York," to New York City Public Schools.
“It’s astounding to me how many people have decided to invest in this album and welcome it into their lives,” Swift said today. “I’m seeing everybody on Instagram and Twitter and Tumblr posting pictures with their album covers and it makes me so happy.”
“I’m having the best week of my life thanks to you, so thank you,” Swift said to her fans.