Taylor Swift has cancelled all of her 2020 live appearances and performances amid the worldwide pandemic, including “Lover Fest East” and “Lover Fest West.” The shows will now happen in 2021, dates TBD.
An official statement reads: “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. The U.S. and Brazil shows will be rescheduled to take place in 2021, with dates to be announced later this year.”
Tickets will be honored for a new show date, the statement promises. Refunds will also be available starting May 1, subject to Ticketmaster terms. Fans can look out for an email from Ticketmaster with instructions.
“Thank you so much for understanding. We look forward to seeing you all, happy and healthy, in the future,” the statement adds.
Swift also took to social media to share the following statement:
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