Taylor Swift, the American singer and song-writer, announced the official cancellation of her previously postponed Lover Fest tour dates on Saturday.
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
“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.
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
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.
The “we’re in a pandemic” tweets GIRL YES I live in a third world country don’t try to explain the obvious. What I meant was we know there’s a pandemic, we just wish she didn’t cancel so we didn’t have to lose all our money since we’ll have no refunds whatsoever
— “Josefina, right?” (@BeFearlessBeYou) February 26, 2021
some tickets for lover fest in brazil cost half the minimum wage here and they aint giving us refunds
it's not taylor's fault, but imagine losing that kind of moneyA D V E R T I S E M E N T
are americans biologically uncapable of looking outside their borders? damn
— Jojo (Taylor's Version) (@callmeleto) February 26, 2021
and she can do!! billie did it and her shows were cheaper and smaller i'm sure taylor is able to help us! pls taylor a lot of brazilian fans got into debt to buy your tickets now the company is holding the money and offering only expiring in-house credits during a pandemy !
— lucas (@lucasxfialho) February 26, 2021
It is an independent festival, it's managed by Tickets For Fun and they are the ones who sold the tickets.
If it were Taylor's show, she would honor the refund policy for every country. Outside of the US, they are all independently managed festivals/shows.
— nino (@tayloredswift) February 27, 2021
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’m thrilled to tell you that my new version of Fearless (Taylor’s Version) is done and will be with you soon. It has 26 songs including 6 never before released songs from the vault. Love Story (Taylor’s Version) will be out tonight. Pre-order now at https://t.co/NqBDS6cGFl 💛💛 pic.twitter.com/Vjyy2gA72O
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 11, 2021
“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.