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Taylor Swift Cancels ‘Lover Fest’ Tour, Fans in Brazil Seek Refund

Taylor Swift, the American singer and song-writer, announced the official cancellation of her previously postponed Lover Fest tour dates on Saturday.

“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,” the statement read.

The Lover Fest tour was a planned concert tour following the release of Swift’s seventh album, Lover, in 2019. It was supposed to be held across USA and Europe, beginning from Atlanta on April 2020, with the Foxborough concerts concluding the tour on August 1.

Announcing the tour in September 2019, Swift had had said that she will be performing at concerts in Europe and South America, before returning to North America. However, following the concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic, all the festival dates were cancelled in April 2020, while the stadium shows in Brazil and the USA were postponed.

The American concerts were supposed to be held at the SoFi stadium in Inglewood, and the Gillette stadium in Foxborough. Brazil was supposed to have its concert in Sao Paulo at the Allianz Parque stadium.

While refunds have been announced for the same, Brazilian fans, in replies to Swift’s cancellation post, have sought for the artist’s support to be able to retrieve their refunds from the website Tickets for Fun. While some urged her to take action, others understood the situation.

While the singer’s Twitter post does not mention it, the official page declaring the cancellation mentions that the refunds policy will be based on the terms and conditions of the management company, Tickets for Fun. The latter has declared on its website that instead of refunding the amount of individual tickets, “may be converted into credit for future purchase”.

Besides news surrounding the cancellation, Swift also announced on February 11, that her album Fearless  will be a remake of her first six albums, comprising 26 songs.

“I have decided I want you to have the whole story, see the entire vivid picture, and let you into the entire dreamscape that is my fearless album. That’s why I have chosen to include 6 never before released songs on my version of this album. Written when I was between the ages of 16 and 18, these were the ones it killed me to leave behind,” the statement read.

Her latest releases include the Evermore album and the Folklore album.