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Lover Fest
Tour by Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift Lover Fest East and West poster.jpg
Location
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America
Associated albumLover
Start dateJune 20, 2020 (2020-06-20)
End dateAugust 1, 2020 (2020-08-01)
Legs3
No. of shows13
Taylor Swift concert chronology

Lover Fest[1] is the upcoming sixth concert tour and first music festival tour[2] by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, in support of her seventh studio album, Lover (2019). The tour is set to begin on June 20 in Werchter, Belgium, and conclude in Foxborough, Massachusetts on August 1 of the same year.

Background and development[edit]

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest on August 27, 2019, four days after the release of Lover, Swift explained that she was not yet sure of her plans for a tour in support of the album, and stated that she did not want her life to become a constant cycle of releasing an album and immediately touring after release.[3] Swift later hinted in an interview with Zane Lowe in October that family health obligations prevented her from organizing and embarking on a larger-scale tour.[4] The tour was announced through Swift's social media and website on September 17, 2019. Swift explained on social media that:

The Lover album is open fields, sunsets, + SUMMER. I want to perform it in a way that feels authentic. I want to go to some places I haven't been and play festivals. Where we didn't have festivals, we made some.

Twelve dates were initially announced, with appearances at festivals and her own shows, with UK and additional international dates to be announced.[5][6]

The July 18, 2020, concert in São Paulo is set to be Swift's first official show ever in both Brazil and the continent of South America.[7][8] Tickets for the show went on sale on October 25, with more than 100,000 people reportedly queuing online to get tickets,[9] selling out in around 12 hours.[10] Due to overwhelming demand, a second show was added.[11] The tour will also be her first visit to Denmark,[12] Poland,[13] and Portugal.[14] The show in Berlin will mark her first show in the city in six years since The Red Tour and her first show in Germany in five years since The 1989 World Tour. It sold out seconds after officially going on sale.[15] On October 29, it was announced that Swift would be performing in Spain.[16] The festival shows in Belgium, Norway, France, and Spain will mark her first performances in each country in nine years since the Speak Now World Tour.

In early December 2019, the singer announced that she would be headlining British Summer Time in London on July 11, 2020, becoming her second time headlining the festival with the first being five years prior, incorporated as part of the The 1989 World Tour.[17] In mid-December, after much speculation, Swift was confirmed as the headliner for the Glastonbury Festival—one of the world's biggest music festivals—on its 50th anniversary in June 2020. She was set to become just the sixth solo female artist to headline in the festival's history.[18] However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival was cancelled.[19]

On April 6, the Roskilde Festival was canceled due to the ongoing pandemic [20] and on April 8, the British Summer Time festival was canceled due to the same reason.

Records[edit]

Swift's performances at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California will make her the first artist to perform there, along with the first woman to hold the opening event in an NFL stadium.[21] She would have been the only female artist to headline at Glastonbury in 2020 and just the sixth solo female to do so in the festival's fifty-year history, but the show was cancelled on March 18, 2020, due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

Tour dates[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening acts, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Attendance / Capacity Revenue
Europe[1]
June 20, 2020[a] Werchter
Belgium Werchter Festivalpark N/A N/A
June 24, 2020 Berlin Germany Waldbühne
June 26, 2020[b] Oslo Norway Bjølsenfeltet N/A N/A
July 3, 2020[c] Gdynia Poland Gdynia-Kosakowo Airport
July 5, 2020[d] Nîmes France Arena of Nîmes
July 8, 2020[e] Madrid Spain Valdebebas
July 9, 2020[f] Lisbon Portugal Passeio Marítimo de Algés
South America[1][26]
July 18, 2020 São Paulo Brazil Allianz Parque
July 19, 2020
North America[1]
July 25, 2020[g] Inglewood United States SoFi Stadium
July 26, 2020[g]
July 31, 2020[h] Foxborough Gillette Stadium
August 1, 2020[h]
Total

Cancelled shows[edit]

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, reason for cancellation and reference
Date City Country Venue Reason Ref.
April 5, 2020[i] Atlanta United States Centennial Olympic Park Concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. [28]
June 28, 2020[j] Pilton England Worthy Farm [19]
July 1, 2020[k] Roskilde Denmark Festivalpladsen [30]
July 11, 2020[l] London England Hyde Park [32]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Taylor Swift Lover 2020 Concert/Festival Dates, Ticket information & more". Taylor Swift. September 20, 2019. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "Taylor Swift's 'Lover' Festival Tour Marks A Major Change For The Artist". Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  3. ^ Marquina, Sierra. "Taylor Swift Talks Newfound 'Freedom,' 'Lover' Tour Plans and So Much More". On Air With Ryan Seacrest. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "Taylor Swift hints mum's health is why she's not doing huge world tour". Capital. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "Taylor Swift on Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved September 21, 2019.
  6. ^ Kaufman, Gil. "Taylor Swift Announces 'Lover Fest' at NFL Stadiums, European Tour Dates". Billboard. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  7. ^ Garófalo, Nicolaos (September 17, 2019). "Taylor Swift fará show no Brasil em 2020". Omelete (in Portuguese). Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  8. ^ "Taylor Swift anuncia show em São Paulo em julho de 2020". G1 (in Portuguese). September 17, 2019. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  9. ^ "Venda de ingressos para show de Taylor Swift no Brasil forma fila online de 100 mil pessoas". Exitoína (in Portuguese). October 25, 2019. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "Ingressos para o show de Taylor Swift no Brasil se esgotam em menos de 24 horas". Papel Pop (in Portuguese). October 25, 2019. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  11. ^ "Taylor Swift confirma show extra em São Paulo". Omelete (in Portuguese). October 26, 2019. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  12. ^ a b Hamilton, Ben (September 17, 2019). "Taylor Swift confirmed for 2020 Roskilde Festival". The Copenhagen Post. Archived from the original on January 6, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  13. ^ a b Tomaszewicz, Zuzanna (September 17, 2019). "Taylor Swift wystąpi w Polsce! Zaśpiewa na popularnym festiwalu". Bliss (in Polish). Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  14. ^ a b "Taylor Swift no NOS Alive 2020". Rádio Comercial (in Portuguese). September 17, 2019. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  15. ^ "Taylor Swift in Berlin - Tickets in Sekunden ausverkauft". Berliner Morgenpost (in German). September 27, 2019. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
  16. ^ "¡Buenas noticias! Taylor Swift pasará por el festival Mad Cool con su gira 'Lover'". Cosmopolitan (in Spanish). October 29, 2019. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  17. ^ "Taylor Swift announces BST Hyde Park 2020 show". NME. December 3, 2019. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  18. ^ Snapes, Laura (December 15, 2019). "Taylor Swift to headline 2020 Glastonbury festival". The Guardian. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
  19. ^ a b Savage, Mark (March 18, 2020). "Glastonbury 2020: Festival axed due to virus concerns". BBC. Retrieved March 19, 2020.
  20. ^ https://www.roskilde-festival.dk/en/years/2020/news/no-festival-in-2020/
  21. ^ a b Markazi, Arash (September 17, 2019). "Taylor Swift to star in SoFi Stadium's grand opening next July". Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  22. ^ "TAYLOR SWIFT HEADLINES WERCHTER BOUTIQUE 2020". Werchter Boutique. September 17, 2019. Archived from the original on September 22, 2019. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  23. ^ "Taylor Swift kommer til Norge". VG (in Norwegian). September 17, 2019. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  24. ^ "Pour Taylor Swift, les arènes de Nîmes déjà au complet en 2020". Mid Libre (in French). September 20, 2019. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  25. ^ "Mad Cool Festival 2020". Mad Cool. October 29, 2019. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  26. ^ "Taylor Swift no Brasil: venda de ingressos começa em outubro; confira valores". Metro Jornal (in Portuguese). September 25, 2019. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  27. ^ "Taylor Swift's Lover Fest East comes to Gillette Stadium next summer". Boston. September 17, 2019. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  28. ^ Aniftos, Rania (March 12, 2020). "Taylor Swift's March Madness Concert Canceled Due to Coronavirus". Billboard. Retrieved March 14, 2020.
  29. ^ "Taylor Swift to Headline Glastonbury Music Festival". The Hollywood Reporter. December 15, 2019. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
  30. ^ "A sad message. There will be no Roskilde Festival this summer". April 6, 2020. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
  31. ^ "Taylor Swift to headline British Summer Time in Hyde Park - how to get tickets". MyLondon. December 3, 2019. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  32. ^ "BST Hyde Park 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus". April 8, 2020. Retrieved April 8, 2020.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The June 20, 2020, concert in Werchter, Belgium at Werchter Festivalpark is a part of Werchter Boutique.[22]
  2. ^ The June 26, 2020, concert in Oslo, Norway at Bjølsenfeltet is a part of Oslo Sommertid.[23]
  3. ^ The July 3, 2020, concert in Gdynia, Poland at Gdynia-Kosakowo Airport is a part of Open'er Festival.[13]
  4. ^ The July 5, 2020, concert in Nîmes, France at Arena of Nîmes is a part of Festival de Nîmes.[24]
  5. ^ The July 8, 2020, concert in Madrid, Spain at Valdebebas is a part of the Mad Cool Festival.[25]
  6. ^ The July 9, 2020, concert in Lisbon, Portugal at Passeio Marítimo de Algés is a part of NOS Alive.[14]
  7. ^ a b The July 25 and July 26, 2020, concerts in Inglewood, United States at SoFi Stadium are both part of Swift's own festival, Lover Fest West.[21]
  8. ^ a b The July 31 and August 1, 2020, concerts in Foxborough, United States at Gillette Stadium are both part of Swift's own festival, Lover Fest East.[27]
  9. ^ The April 5, 2020, show at Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta was set to be part of the 2020 NCAA March Madness Music Festival.
  10. ^ The June 28, 2020, concert in Pilton, England at Worthy Farm was set to be part of the 2020 Glastonbury Festival.[29]
  11. ^ The July 1, 2020, concert in Roskilde, Denmark at Festivalpladsen was a part of Roskilde Festival.[12]
  12. ^ The July 11, 2020, concert in London, England at Hyde Park is a part of British Summer Time.[31]


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