03 Mar Taylor Swift Announces She Won’t be Rescheduling ‘Lover Fest’ Shows
Taylor Swift just announced that she will not reschedule “Lover Fest” tour dates that were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic early last year.
The shows were planned for last year in a bid to promote the singer’s 2019 album, “Lover.” In April, Swift’s management postponed the dates.
Taylor’s Instagram Statement
Swift released a statement on Instagram, Friday, apologizing to fans and explaining her decision to cancel shows that were originally scheduled between 2020 and 2021.
“I’m so sorry, but I cannot reschedule the shows that we’ve postponed,” Swift posted to her Instagram story. “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.”
The Lover Fest tour was originally slated to kick off on April 5, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. It was to finish in Foxborough, Massachusetts on August 1 of the same year.
Swift finds herself among a growing number of artists, such as Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, BTS, and Bad Bunny, who have had to make tough calls on whether to cancel or reschedule shows.
Although the Grammy winner promised that she misses her fans “terribly,” she reminded the public that things are too uncertain during the pandemic to predict “what the touring landscape is going to look like in the near future.”
“This is an unprecedented pandemic that changed everyone’s plans and no one knows what the touring landscape is going to look like in the near future,” she wrote. “I miss you terribly and can’t wait til we can all safely be at shows together again.”
Taylor Swift announced her Lover Fest shows in September 2019, and tickets went on sale the following month. Swift chose to perform shows with a festival-like flair to offer fans “new experiences,“ according to CID Entertainment Founder and CEO Dan Berkowitz. The tour was supposed to take the singer to four U.S. cities, South America and Europe.
Swift’s 2018 Reputation Stadium Tour holds the record for being the highest-grossing U.S. tour of all time with $266 million in revenue across 38 states, according to Billboard Boxscore.
It is obviously sad that Taylor won’t be performing any Lover Fest shows, but there are high hopes that the same won’t be said for any “Folklore” or “Evermore” performances.
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