The Straits Times
Published on Nov 10, 2012

Taylor Swift to headline New Year's Rockin' Eve


LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Country-pop star Taylor Swift will ring in the New Year in the United States (US) as the headline act on TV special New Year's Rockin' Eve, which will feature a two-hour tribute to late host Dick Clark, organisers said on Friday.

Swift, whose new album Red racked up more than 1 million copies in first week US sales, will perform live in New York's Times Square on Dec 31, just before the ball drops to bring in 2013.

The New Year's Eve music special for ABC television was hosted for four decades by legendary TV and music producer Clark before his death in April at age 82.

This year the show will be helmed again by Clark's recent co-host - American Idol host and radio DJ Ryan Seacrest - under the title Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, ABC and dick clark productions said.