Taylor Swift made a big announcement on Friday. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the singer has chosen to cancel all of her live performances and appearances for the rest of the year.
It’s obviously disappointing that so many Swifties won’t get to see their idol perform live in the coming months, but the decision was made out of concern for fans’ safety and health.
Taylor Swift Cancels 2020 Concerts
“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,” Taylor Swift posted on Twitter, along with an official statement explaining the cancellation.
“With many events throughout the world already cancelled, 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.”
Taylor went on to share that Lover Fest shows in the United States and Brazil will be rescheduled for 2021, with dates to be announced. Tickets will be honored for the new dates. Refunds will be available for U.S. shows on May 1 through Ticketmaster.
According to her website, the singer was scheduled to open her new tour in Europe this June, before moving on to Brazil and the United States. The tour was attached to Lover, her seventh studio album, released last August.
Taylor Swift Joins Lady Gaga’s ‘One World’ Concert
You may not be able to see Taylor Swift live in concert this year, but you can still watch her perform. This Saturday, Taylor will be participating in the One World: Together at Home concert, curated by Lady Gaga.
Taylor was recently added to the already star-studded lineup, along with a host of other celebrities, including Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Sam Smith, and Shawn Mendes.
The special will air this Saturday, April 18, at 8 pm ET, across several broadcast and cable networks, as well as streaming online on YouTube, Facebook, and more. It will also feature stars like Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, and John Legend.
Lady Gaga said she wanted to raise money for the World Health Organization before the concert, to allow people to enjoy it. When she announced the special, she had already helped raise $35 millon.