Taylor Swift has officially announced that she is canceling all of her 2020 tour dates, including her Lover Fests, because of the COVID-19 lockdown. The singer promised her fans that the planned shows would take place in 2021.
“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,” Swift tweeted on Friday. “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.”
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
Swift also posted a statement from her team that said fighting COVID-19 is an unprecedented challenge for the global community, and the safety and wellbeing of fans should always be the top priority.
They added that health organizations and governments around the world have discouraged large public gatherings for the foreseeable future, and with many events already being canceled to keep fans safe, they made the sad decision to cancel all Taylor Swift live appearances and performances in 2020.
Swift’s free show in Atlanta during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was quickly canceled when the event was canceled in March, and her headlining set at Glastonbury was also canceled when they postponed the festival to 2021.
Taylor Swift’s Lover Fest West was supposed to happen on July 25 and 26 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, while Lover Fest East was planned for July 31 and August 1 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Swift’s performances in both the United States and Brazil will be rescheduled for 2021, and they will announce those dates in the future.
In their statement, Taylor Swift’s team told fans that their tickets for the Lover Fest shows will be automatically transferred to the new show date, and they didn’t have to take any action to make that happen.
For fans who wanted a refund, Swift’s team advised them to check with Ticketmaster starting on May 1st. They also thanked fans for their understanding, and Swift and her team look forward to seeing her fans “happy and healthy” in the future.