Taylor Swift Cancels All 2020 Concerts And Appearances Over Coronavirus Crisis

Written by on April 17, 2020

Taylor Swift gained’t be hitting the highway this summer season in any case. 

The 10-time Grammy winner introduced Friday she was suspending all of her reside performances and appearances for the rest of the 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

She’d initially been slated to kick off her Lover Fest Tour on June 20 in Belgium, with U.S. performances in Los Angeles and Foxborough, Massachusetts, set for August. 

On Twitter, Swift mentioned that each her U.S. and Brazilian concert events could be rescheduled for 2021, with the remaining dates throughout Europe canceled. She famous that her non-tour-related reside appearances for the 12 months would even be scrapped however didn’t specify what these occasions would have entailed. 

“I’m so unhappy I gained’t be capable to see you guys in live performance this 12 months, however I do know that is the fitting determination,” she wrote. “I’ll see you on stage as quickly as I can however proper now what’s vital is committing to this quarantine, for the sake of all of us.”

Swift joins a rising checklist of pop artists ― together with Billie Eilish and Harry Types ― who’ve needed to scrap or postpone concert events within the U.S. and overseas to curb the unfold of COVID-19, the illness attributable to the coronavirus. 

And at current, the way forward for reside performances seems grim: Each politicians and public well being officers have acknowledged they don’t count on large-scale gatherings equivalent to concert events to renew earlier than 2021.   

Followers, nonetheless, can take solace in the truth that they’ll get to see Swift carry out reside this weekend ― nearly, anyway. 

This week, it was introduced she’d joined the lineup of World Citizen’s One World: Collectively at Dwelling, that includes appearances by Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez and Sam Smith, amongst others. 

Curated by Woman Gaga, the Saturday occasion will comprise performances by a few of music’s greatest names, livestreamed from their properties.

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