Pop artist Taylor Swift has cancelled all concerts scheduled for her 2020 tour due to coronavirus concerns. She explained on Twitter how she believed this was the right decision.
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
“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 said in a Twitter post. “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.”
Swift’s U.S. and Brazil shows will be rescheduled for 2021, with dates being announced later this year, according to Swift’s website. Refunds for U.S. Lover Fest shows will be available on May 1 through Ticketmaster.
“Health organizations and governments around the world have strongly discouraged large public gatherings for an undetermined period of time,” Swift’s website states. “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 Lover Fest West shows were going to be the first at SoFi Stadium, the new home for the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers and Rams, and would have made Swift the first woman to perform the opening concert at an NFL stadium.
In an interview with Variety back in January, Swift had revealed she was planning on limiting her tour dates in 2020 to be with her mother who is currently battling a brain tumor. Swift was originally set to headline the Mad Cool Festival in Madrid and Nos Alive in Lisbon alongside Billie Eilish.
Taylor Swift’s Canceled 2020 Tour:
06/20 – Werchter Boutique – Werchter, Belgium
06/24 – The Waldbühne – Berlin, Germany
06/26 – Oslo Sommertid – Oslo, Norway
06/28 – Glastonbury Festival – Pilton, Somerset, United Kingdom
07/01 – Roskilde Festival – Roskilde, Denmark
07/03 – Open’er Festival – Gdynia, Poland
07/05 – Festival de Nimes – Nimes, France
07/08 – Mad Cool Festival – Madrid, Spain
07/09 – Nos Alive – Lisbon, Portugal
07/11 – Bst Hyde Park – London, United Kingdom
07/18 -Allianz Parque – São Paulo, Brazil
07/19 – Allianz Parque – São Paulo, Brazil
07/25 – SoFi Stadium – Los Angeles, CA
07/26 – SoFi Stadium – Los Angeles, CA
07/31 – Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, MA
08/01 – Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, MA