Taylor Swift announced 12 international 2020 tour dates on Tuesday, including what a press releases says will be “her only U.S. concert dates in 2020.”
The four announced U.S. tour dates conclude Swift’s summer 2020 run and are slated for July 25-26 at the new SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles and for July 31-Aug. 1 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Swift grossed $27.8 million over three shows at Gillette Stadium in July 2018 and has grossed $55.5 million over 10 sold-out shows at the venue since 2010, according to Pollstar Boxoffice reports.
The two two-day events have been christened Lover Fest West and Lover Fest East. According to a press release, opening acts for the dates will be announced soon.
With Lover Fest West, Swift will make history, becoming the first woman in history to open an NFL stadium. The concerts will begin SoFi Stadium’s inaugural year of events, as the facility prepares to become the home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers and to host Super Bowl LVI and the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2022 and 2023, respectively.
Swift’s Lover Fests will be produced by Taylor Swift Touring and promoted by Messina Touring Group. (Messina Touring Group CEO Louis Messina appeared on Pollstar‘s cover in December 2018 and was included on Pollstar‘s inaugural Impact 50 list in May.)
The rest of Swift’s 2020 itinerary is comprised of seven European dates, including festival plays at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival, Poland’s Open’er Festival, France’s Festival de Nîmes and Portugal’s NOS ALive, and one South American date, at Brazil’s Allianz Parque. A press release promised that “additional U.K. and international dates and festivals will be announced soon.”
In August, Swift’s seventh studio album, Lover, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s albums chart, buoyed by the biggest first-week sales totals for any album since her own Reputation in November 2017. The album notched 1 million in U.S. consumption last week, and Swift will appear as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Oct. 5.
Though Swift was largely absent from the road in 2019, the pop icon played 53 shows in 36 cities in 2018, grossing $345.1 million and securing the No. 2 spot on Pollstar‘s Year End Top 100 Worldwide Tours chart. The tour brought home the Best Pop Tour honor at the 2019 Pollstar Awards.
Tickets for Swift’s Lover Fests go on sale to the general public on Oct. 17, following Ticketmaster Verified Fan and Capital One presales.
Find Swift’s newly announced 2020 tour dates below.
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Taylor Swift performs during the “City of Lover” concert at L