Cancelled | 2020
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Background and Development
Original Tour Dates
Twelve dates were initially announced, with appearances at festivals and her own shows, with UK and additional international dates to be announced. The July 18, 2020, concert in São Paulo was set to be Taylor’s first official show ever in both Brazil and the continent of South America. Tickets for the show went on sale on October 25, with more than 100,000 people reportedly queuing online to get tickets, selling out in around 12 hours. Due to overwhelming demand, a second show was added.
The tour was also set be Taylor’s first visits to Denmark, Poland, and Portugal. The show in Berlin was supposed mark her first show in the city in six years since “The RED Tour” and her first show in Germany in five years since “The 1989 World Tour“. It sold out seconds after officially going on sale. On October 29, it was announced that Taylor would also be performing in Spain. The festival shows in Belgium, Norway, France, and Spain would have marked her first performances in each country in nine years since the “Speak Now World Tour“.
In early December 2019, Taylor announced that she would be headlining British Summer Time in London on July 11, 2020, becoming her second time headlining the festival with the first being five years prior, incorporated as part of “The 1989 World Tour”. In mid-December, after much speculation, Taylor was also confirmed as the headliner for the Glastonbury Festival — one of the world’s biggest music festivals — on its 50th anniversary in June 2020. She was set to become just the sixth solo female artist to headline in the festival’s history. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival was cancelled.