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Taylor Swift '1989' tour: Cities that made the cut over New York

Despite Taylor Swift's new position as "Global Welcome Ambassador" of New York City and her new song "Welcome to New York," Swift is not stopping in the Big Apple on her "1989" tour.

The closest Swift will come to the City that Never Sleeps is East Rutherford, New Jersey, which everyone knows is not in New York. Here are some cities that made the cut on her tour.

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City has a population of under
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Salt Lake City has a population of under 200,000 and many of its tourist attractions are concentrated along a three-block plaza called Temple Square.

Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo, with a population of 130,000, is home
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Fargo, with a population of 130,000, is home to the Red River Zoo, the Plains Art Museum and Bonanzaville USA.

Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky, is best known for the Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky, is best known for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Fried Chicken. With a population of over 250,000, it is the largest city in Kentucky.

Bossier City, Louisiana

Taylor Swift will stop at the CenturyLink Center
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Taylor Swift will stop at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, Louisiana. Bossier City, located across the Red River from Shreveport.

Cologne, Germany

Cologne, Germany is Germany's fourth largest city. According
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Cologne, Germany is Germany's fourth largest city. According to its tourism board, the city has a historic town hall, a Gothic Cathedral and a historic old town.

Foxborough, MA

Foxborough, home to the New England Patriots, will
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Foxborough, home to the New England Patriots, will have Swift for two concerts. Two?! In a city with a population of just over 16,000?

London

OK, this one hurts. London is one of
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OK, this one hurts. London is one of the world's cities that can compete with New York. But they already have ambassadors, named Prince William, Duchess Catherine and Prince George.

East Rutherford, NJ

This one also hurts, since East Rutherford, New
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This one also hurts, since East Rutherford, New Jersey, will never be in New York, no matter how many of our sports teams play there. Enjoy Jersey, Taylor.

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