The coronavirus pandemic has continued to devastate the music industry.
On Friday, Taylor Swift announced that she has canceled all of her upcoming 2020 performances, including her tours Lover Fest East and Lover Fest West. The concerts will be rescheduled for 2021, with dates to be announced.
She took to Twitter to share a statement, writing, “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.”
The official statement reads:
“Fighting COVID-19 is an unprecedented challenge for our global community and the safety and wellbeing of fans should always be the top priority. Health organizations and governments around the world have strongly discouraged large public gatherings for an undetermined period of time. With many events throughout the world already canceled, 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 U.S. and Brazil shows will be rescheduled to take place in 2021, with dates to be announced later this year.”
Tickets will be honored for its new show date, as the statement says. Ticketholders can also request a refund after May 1, in accordance with Ticketmaster terms.
Last month, Swift sent $3,000 to fans who were suffering financially due to the global health crisis. A number of Swifties claimed on social media that the singer had sent them $3,000 and a message of support. Recipients included a photographer and a cocktail server.