Taylor Swift officially cancels Lover Fest over Covid-19 pandemic, Swifties wish for virtual concert

Taylor Swift officially cancels Lover Fest over Covid-19 pandemic, Swifties wish for virtual concert
Taylor Swift announced she is canceling Lover Fest concert (Getty Images)

Taylor Swift, who was planning to reschedule her much-anticipated concert called ‘Lover Fest’ has officially scrapped the idea of going ahead with it, all thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. The multiple award-winning crooner took to her official Twitter account to share the sad news with her global fan following.

While sharing a text image, the 31-year-old songstress explained the reason to her fans behind her move. She seemed equally disappointed with the fact that she won’t be able to perform for her fans. Citing “unprecedented pandemic” as the main reason, Swift shared how terribly she misses her fans.


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Taylor Swift attends the world premiere of "Cats" at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on December 16, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images)


Taking it to her Twitter account, she first captioned the cancellation announcement post as, “I miss you terribly and can’t wait til we can all safely be at shows together again” along with an emoticon of a red heart with an arrow.  In the text image, the ‘Love Story’ hitmaker stated, “I love coming on here to tell you good news, or to share a new project with you. It’s not my favorite thing in the world to have to tell you news I’m sad about. I’m so sorry, but I cannot reschedule the shows that we’ve postponed. Although refunds have been available since we first postponed the Lover Fest shows, many of you hung onto your tickets. I too hung onto the idea that we could reschedule.”

She added, “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.” Swift concluded, “I'm so disappointed that I won't be able to see you in person as soon as I wanted to. I miss you terribly and can't wait till we can all safely be at shows together again.”

Swift had first postponed the Lover Fest in April 2020 and had rescheduled it for June and August in support of her seventh album, ‘Lover.’ The tour was originally scheduled for Atlanta, Georgia, and conclude in Foxborough, Massachusetts in August 2020.  However, the Covid-19 pandemic led to the cancellation. Stadium shows in Brazil and the United States were postponed to 2021 but they also now stand cancelled.  

Talyor Swift performs onstage during iHeartRadio's Z100 Jingle Ball 2019 at Madison Square Garden on December 13, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images)




‘I can’t express the sadness’

As soon as Swift announced the cancellation of Lover Fest, Swifties stormed Twitter to express their opinion on the matter. Speaking on the same lines, one fan said, “Petition for Taylor Swift to give Loverfest ticket holders priority access at the next live show even if it’s in 2025.” Another stated, “I know it would hurt, but I would really love to hear what Taylor had planned for LoverFest. Just hearing her talk about it and explain it would be super interesting and make it feel a little more like it was a real and not just something I imagined.” One user tweeted, “The fact that Taylor is probably just as heartbroken about Loverfest as we are. HURTS.”

The next one asserted, “I can’t express the sadness i have about loverfest being cancelled lover means so much to me and i was so excited to see the costumes and the stage and my favourite songs live i’m heartbroken for what could’ve been.” One individual shared, “Petition for Taylor to do virtual loverfest with whatever capacity that means when it comes to the band and people needed. Live stream that and let's choose a charity we can donate to during the stream.” One concluded, “I am literally crying because this concert would’ve been the first time I would see you live...i’m heartbroken but of course I understand the situation! I hope I get another chance to see u soon, buddy. I love you.” One said, “I wish we could’ve had a virtual lover fest or something, I just wanna see all the lover songs live.” 

Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 7th Annual We Can Survive, presented by AT&T, a RADIO.COM event, at The Hollywood Bowl on October 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)
















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