Taylor Swift has officially canceled her Lover Fest shows, she announced Friday (Feb. 26).
“I love coming on here to tell you good news, or to share a new project with you,” she wrote on her social media accounts. “It’s not my favorite thing in the world to have to tell you news I’m sad about. I’m so sorry, but I cannot reschedule the shows that we’ve postponed. Although refunds have been available since we first postponed the Lover Fest shows, many of you hung onto your tickets and I too hung onto the idea that we could reschedule.
“This is an unprecedented pandemic that has changed everyone’s plans and no one knows what the touring landscape is going to look like in the near future,” she continued. “I’m so disappointed that I won’t be able to see you in person as soon as I wanted to. I miss you terribly and can’t wait til we can all safely be at shows together again.”
Originally announced in the fall of 2019, following the release of her seventh studio album Lover, Lover Fest included 12 dates across the globe, including two-night stints in Southern California — set to be the first-ever concert at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium — and outside Boston, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. She was also set to headline England’s Glastonbury Festival before its March 2020 cancellation due to COVID-19. Some other dates were also canceled due to the pandemic, and in April, Swift officially postponed six of the dates (including two in Sao Paulo, Brazil) until 2021.
Now she has officially canceled all dates. Since the Lover Fest concerts were originally announced, Swift has released two more albums: 2020’s Folklore and Evermore. It remains to be seen what her next tour will have in store, or when it will go down, but it will encompass at least three new album cycles by then — if not more.
See Swift’s full message below:
I miss you terribly and can’t wait til we can all safely be at shows together again 💘 pic.twitter.com/q3T23FCpMn
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 26, 2021