Taylor Swift cancels her tour dates for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Amid the global coronavirus crisis, Pop star Taylor Swift has canceled all her tour dates for 2020. These include live appearances and performances, most notably Lover Fest East and Lover Fest West, both of which she had scheduled for July.
Swift's Brazil dates are rescheduled for 2021 while her European dates appear to be canceled.
The singer took to her official Twitter account where she announced:
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.
The 'Blank Space' hitmaker added,
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.
Swift pointed out the recommendations from health organizations and governments around the world to avoid public gatherings for an indefinite period. The safety of fans along with the prevention of COVID-19 spread remains the topmost priority, therefore the decision was taken to cancel all the live appearances and performances this year.
The cancelation statement concluded, "Tickets held for each of those shows will transfer to a new show date without action on the part of ticket holders. Fans are seeking a refund should check in with Ticketmaster starting May 1.
Fans subsequently took to Twitter to express their love for the singer with the hashtag #WeLoveYouTaylor.
It's fair to say Taylor Swift doesn't have shortage of admirers, irrespective of what she does.