Lover Fest

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Lover Fest
Tour by Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift performing the Lover part of the Eras Tour
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America
Associated albumLover
Start dateJune 20, 2020 (2020-06-20)
End dateAugust 1, 2020 (2020-08-01)
No. of shows16
Taylor Swift concert chronology

Lover Fest was supposed to be a concert tour by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, but it was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It would have been for her album Lover (2019).

In April 2020, Taylor Swift announced that she was going to do the tour in 2021 instead. In February 2021, she cancelled it completely.

Background[change | change source]

Taylor Swift completed her very popular Reputation Stadium Tour in 2018.[1]

In August 2019, Taylor Swift told Ryan Seacrest that she still did not know if she would be going on tour. She said she did not want to keep making albums and touring right after.[2] In October 2019, she said that because her mom has cancer, she didn't want to leave her family for a long tour.[3]

Taylor Swift announced the tour in September 2019 and she said she wanted to go to places she had never been before and play at festivals for the first time in a while.[4][5]

The shows at SoFi Stadium were meant to be the first events ever held there.[6]

Cancellation[change | change source]

In April 2020, some of the festivals got cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Then Taylor Swift announced that she would do the tour in 2021 instead.[7] On February 26, 2021, Swift announced that the tour was cancelled completely.[8][9]

In 2022, Taylor Swift went on the Eras Tour (2023–2024) instead.[10][11]

Dates[change | change source]

List of dates. All were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date (2020) City Country Venue Festival
June 20 Werchter  Belgium Werchter Festivalpark Rock Werchter
June 24 Berlin  Germany Waldbühne Lover Fest Germany
June 26 Oslo  Norway Bjølsenfeltet Oslo Sommertid
June 28 Pilton  England Worthy Farm Glastonbury
July 1 Roskilde  Denmark Animal Showground[a] Roskilde Festival
July 3 Gdynia  Poland Gdynia-Kosakowo Airport Open'er Festival
July 5 Nîmes  France Arena of Nîmes Festival de Nîmes
July 8 Madrid  Spain Valdebebas Mad Cool
July 9 Algés  Portugal Passeio Marítimo de Algés NOS Alive
July 11 London  England Hyde Park British Summer Time
July 18 São Paulo  Brazil Allianz Parque Lover Fest Brazil
July 19
July 25 Inglewood[b]  United States SoFi Stadium Lover Fest West
July 26
July 31 Foxborough[c] Gillette Stadium Lover Fest East
August 1

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Danish: Dyrskuepladsen
  2. Inglewood is close to Los Angeles.
  3. Foxborough is right between Boston and Providence.

References[change | change source]

  1. Frankenberg, Eric (2018-11-30). "Taylor Swift's Reputation Stadium Tour Breaks Record for Highest-Grossing U.S. Tour". Billboard. Retrieved 2023-09-18.
  2. "Taylor Swift Talks Newfound 'Freedom,' 'Lover' Tour Plans and So Much More | On Air with Ryan Seacrest". Ryan Seacrest. Retrieved 2023-09-18.
  3. "Taylor Swift hints mum's health is why she's not doing huge world tour". Capital. Retrieved 2023-09-18.
  4. Shaffer, Claire (2019-09-17). "Taylor Swift Announces 'Lover Fest' Stadium Shows". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2023-09-18.
  5. "Taylor Swift announces Lover Fest in L.A. and Boston, her only two U.S. concert dates of 2020". The FADER. 2019-09-17. Retrieved 2023-09-18.
  6. Peacock, Tim (2019-09-17). "Taylor Swift To Become The First Woman In History To Open An NFL Stadium". uDiscover Music. Retrieved 2023-09-18.
  7. Ginsberg, Gab (2020-04-17). "Taylor Swift Cancels All 2020 Shows". Billboard. Retrieved 2023-09-18.
  8. "Taylor Swift Officially Cancels Tour Postponed Last Year Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic". CBS Los Angeles. 2021-02-26. Retrieved 2023-09-17.
  9. Atkinson, Katie (2021-02-26). "Taylor Swift Officially Cancels Lover Fest Concerts". Billboard. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2023-09-17.
  10. Willman, Chris (2022-11-01). "Taylor Swift Announces 2023 'Eras Tour' of U.S. Stadiums". Variety. ISSN 0042-2738. OCLC 810134503. Retrieved 2023-09-18.
  11. Kreps, Daniel (2023-08-03). "Taylor Swift's Eras Tour Returning to North America for Additional Shows in 2024". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2023-09-18.