Taylor Swift Tour News
Taylor Swift has announced a brand new tour in support of her new album Lover. She’ll be heading out on an international trek in June 2020, playing shows throughout Europe and South America before heading to North America. Her only 2020 U.S. dates are Lover Fest West (a two-date run at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium) and Lover Fest East (a two-date run at Foxborough, Massachusetts’ Gillette Stadium). According to a press release, she will be the first woman in history to open an NFL Stadium. Find her itinerary below and ticketing information on her website.
Taylor Swift Tour Dates 2020
06-20 Werchter, Belgium – Werchter Boutique
06-24 Berlin, Germany – The Waldbühne
06-26 Oslo, Norway – Oslo Sommertid
07-01 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07-03 Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
07-05 Nîmes, France – Festival de Nîmes
07-09 Oeiras, Portugal – NOS Alive
07-18 Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
07-25 Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
07-26 Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
07-31 Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
08-01 Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
More About Taylor Swift
Having sold more than 50 million albums—including 37 million in the US, Taylor Swift is one of the world’s best-selling music artists and the highest-earning female musician of the 2010s. She has won 10 Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, six Guinness world records and is the most-awarded act at the American Music Awards (29 wins) and most-awarded woman at the Billboard Music Awards (23 wins). As a songwriter, Swift has been honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame and was included in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time list in 2015. She appeared in Time’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world (2010, 2015, 2019) and was ranked first in the Forbes Celebrity 100 (2016 and 2019). In 2019, Swift placed at number eight on Billboard’s list of greatest artists of all time—the highest for an act that debuted in the 21st century—and was named Woman of the Decade by the magazine and Artist of the Decade by American Music Awards.
Taylor Swift is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage. At age 14, Swift became the youngest artist signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house and, at 15, she signed her first record deal. Her 2006 eponymous debut album was the longest-charting album of the 2000s in the US. Its third single, “Our Song”, made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Swift’s second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the pop crossover success of the singles “Love Story” and “You Belong with Me”, it became the US’ best-selling album of 2009 and was certified diamond in the US. The album won four Grammy Awards, and Swift became the youngest Album of the Year winner.
Taylor Swift was the sole writer of her 2010 album Speak Now, which won two Grammy Awards and was her first to debut with over a million copies in the US. Her fourth album, Red (2012), yielded her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”. For her fifth album and first all-pop project, 1989 (2014), she won three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, and became the first woman to replace herself at number one on the Hot 100, with the singles “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space”. Her sixth album, Reputation (2017), made her the only act to have four consecutive albums each sell one million copies in their first week in the US, while yielding her fifth Hot 100 number-one song, with “Look What You Made Me Do”. With her seventh album, Lover (2019), she became the second woman to achieve six consecutive number-one albums on the Billboard 200.
One of Taylor Swift’s earliest musical memories is listening to her maternal grandmother, Marjorie Finlay, sing in church. As a child, she enjoyed Disney film soundtracks: “My parents noticed that, once I had run out of words, I would just make up my own”. Swift has said she owes her confidence to her mother, who helped her prepare for class presentations as a child. She also attributes her “fascination with writing and storytelling” to her mother. Swift was drawn to the storytelling aspect of country music, and was introduced to the genre listening to “the great female country artists of the ’90s”—Shania Twain, Faith Hill, and the Dixie Chicks. Twain, both as a songwriter and performer, was her biggest musical influence. Hill was Swift’s childhood role model: “Everything she said, did, wore, I tried to copy it”. She admired the Dixie Chicks’ defiant attitude and their ability to play their own instruments. The band’s “Cowboy Take Me Away” was the first song Swift learned to play on the guitar. Swift also explored the music of older country stars, including Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and Tammy Wynette. She believes Parton is “an amazing example to every female songwriter out there”. Alt-country artists like Ryan Adams, Patty Griffin and Lori McKenna have also inspired Taylor Swift.