Taylor Swift is teaming up with Fall Out Boy for a performance at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. There’s a move nobody could have predicted. Typically, the VS show features celebrities, whose careers have peaked during the year, so Swift is an obvious choice on that front, although the gig doesn’t really sound like the demure country starlet’s scene.
Taylor Swift's career has blown up in 2013, most recently winning her a Pinnacle Award at the CMAs.
The fashion show will be broadcast live on CBS on December 10th, THR reports. Swift and Fall Out Boy will all be making their respective VS Fashion Show debuts, although it isn’t clear whether they’ll team up for at least one song together. Both acts are currently touring to promote their albums, with Swift continuing her world tour to support the phenomenally successful RED and FOB touring behind their April release Save Rock And Roll, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Album Chart.
The two headlining acts will be supported by Indie pop band A Great Big World and UK newcomers Neon Jungle, who are also new to the glamorous Victoria’s Secret event. A Great Big World are one of those unlikely internet breakthrough stories, having recently released a six-song EP funded entirely through Kickstarter, which led them to sign with Epic Records and go on to create a hit, covered by Glee, as well as perform on The Voice alongside Christina Aguilera.
Fall Out Boy have also had considerable success with their fifth studio album.
Neon Jungle, on the other hand are a UK girl group, which recently completed a tour around the country with Jessie J. So does this mean the VS catwalk is more indie-themed this year? One thing is perfectly clear: they are aiming at a much younger demographic than usual.
“If a mad scientist were asked to create the perfect combination of the beauty of a Victoria's Secret Angel with the ultimate talent and creativity from today's music scene, the answer would be simple -- Taylor Swift,” Jack Sussman, executive vp specials and events at CBS, said in a statement. “The perfect combination of Victoria’s Secret and Taylor Swift, with Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and Neon Jungle, adds up to a big night of entertainment on CBS.”
It certainly sounds like it, especially if you’ve ever witnessed the spectacle that is the Victoria’s Secret show before. Or a T Swizzle concert, for that matter. Not telling you to save the date or anything, but if you don’t have anything else planned for December 10th, it might be worth tuning in. It’s okay, you don’t have to tell anyone the next day.
Neon Jungle (above) and A Great Big World will round out the lineup.