We knew this was coming. While artists have been postponing their tour dates to later in the year as the coronavirus pandemic continues, Taylor Swift has just officially canceled all her tour dates in 2020.
“Fighting COVID-19 is an unprecedented challenge for our global community and the safety and wellbeing of fans should always be the top priority,” a statement about the cancellation read. “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. 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.”
It goes on to say, “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. Watch for an email from Ticketmaster with instructions on how to request one. For currently available information on all other performance dates, please visit [ Taylor’s website] here. Thank you so much for understanding. We look forward to seeing you all, happy and healthy, in the future.”
Following the release of the statement, Taylor took to Twitter to share her disappointment with fans.
“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,” she wrote. “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.”
Taylor’s tour was scheduled to kick off on June 20 in Belgium with only four dates scheduled in July and August for the U.S.
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
Taylor Swift Tour Dates
June 20 – Werchter, Belgium – Werchter Boutique
June 24 – Berlin, Germany – The Waldbühne
June 26 – Oslo, Norway – Oslo Sommertid
July 1 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
July 3 – Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
July 5 – Nïmes, France – Festival De Nïmes
July 9 – Oeiras, Portugal – Nos Alive
July 18 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
July 25 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Lover Fest West (Sofi Stadium)
July 26 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Lover Fest West (Sofi Stadium)
July 31- Foxborough, Mass. – Lover Fest East (Gillette Stadium)
Aug. 1 – Foxborough, Mass. – Lover Fest East (Gillette Stadium)