Swift cancels both Lover Fest U.S. shows
Taylor Swift has canceled all 2020 concert dates due to COVID-19. The singer/songwriter shared the news on Friday (April 17th), stating the decision wasn’t easy, but had to be made.
“Fighting COVID-19 is an unprecedented challenge for our global community and the safety and wellbeing of fans should always be the top priority. Health organizations and governments around the world have strongly discouraged large public gatherings for an undetermined period of time. With many events throughout the world already cancelled, and upon direction from health officials in an effort to keep fans safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, sadly the decision has been made to cancel all Taylor Swift live appearances and performances this year,” she shares.
The statement continues, ” The U.S. and Brazil shows will be rescheduled to take place in 2021, with dates to be announced later this year. Tickets held for each of those shows will transfer to a new show date without action on the part of ticket holders.”
Swift’s only 2020 U.S. shows were Lover Fest West and Lover Fest East, which would’ve seen Swift become the first woman in history to open an NFL Stadium when she played SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles this July. The singer assures they’ll be rescheduled for 2021, but fans can request refunds starting in May.
“For those who desire refunds for tickets purchased for the U.S. Lover Fest shows, they will be available starting May 1st subject to Ticketmaster terms,” she states. “Watch for an email from Ticketmaster with instructions on how to request one. For currently available information on all other performance dates, please visit TaylorSwift.com. Thank you so much for understanding. We look forward to seeing you all, happy and healthy, in the future.”
Swift can currently be heard on SiriusXM On Demand’s Hits 1 n chill, the first in the Home DJ Series. She’s among the stars playing the most requested hits and their favorite music, providing commentary and more to connect with their fans all across North America. SiriusXM Hits 1 is available to subscribers nationwide on SiriusXM radios (channel 2), and to everyone – including anyone who is not already a SiriusXM subscriber – on the SiriusXM app and connected devices as part of SiriusXM’s recently announced free streaming access period through May 15th.
I'm so sad I won't be able to see you guys in concert this year, but I know this is the right decision. Please, please stay healthy and safe. I’ll see you on stage as soon as I can but right now what’s important is committing to this quarantine, for the sake of all of us. pic.twitter.com/qeiMk2Tgon
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) April 17, 2020