Is Taylor Swift’s 2020 Lover Tour coming to the UK?
Taylor Swift has just announced a 2020 European and US tour in support of her latest album, Lover — so will she play any UK dates?
Lover was released on 23 August 2019 and debuted at No. 1 on the UK Albums Charts. It has led to three singles so far including “ME!” alongside Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco, “You Need to Calm Down” and “Lover”.
Besides a globally chart-topping album, Swift has also seen her star rise meteorically in other ways — whether it’s being named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019, appearing on the cover of Vogue’s September issue or a role in the highly anticipated cinematic adaptation of the musical “Cats”.
Plus, she’s madly in love. Lover’s track “London Boy” is reportedly about Swift’s relationship with British actor Joe Alwyn, though it has drawn both hearts and heat from UK listeners.
The Evening Standard quotes one social media user as tweeting, “This is literally me listening to london boy bc it's so trash but it's catchy as f***...I FANCY YOOUUUUU”
Another wrote, “Do we think Joe Alwyn is as embarrassed yet also deliriously happy about London Boy as we are”.
One super-fan shared, “Guys london boy is a masterpiece. THE CHORUS. and it's not even about me being in love with london and everything about england but this song is just. amazing. perfect. brilliant."
Whether you are a Lover or a hater of “London Boy”, it is undeniable that Taylor Swift has more than her fair share of British fans eager to see if her 2020 tour will include UK dates in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff and the rest of the country. The “Look What You Made Me Do” singer has had six top 10 records on the UK Albums Chart, four of which hit No. 1.
Swift is almost as infamous for her romantic breakups and feuds with celebrities like Katy Perry and Kanye West as she is famous for her music. Her rocky relationship with the rapper and husband of Kim Kardashian recently resurfaced in a Rolling Stone interview in which she called him “two-faced”.
Fortunately, the singer has put her bad blood with Perry behind them — as evidenced by the latter’s appearance in the music video for the Lover single “You Need to Calm Down” alongside the cast members of Queer Eye. In the same Rolling Stone interview, Swift said, “Katy and I were talking about our signs … Of course we were. We were talking about our signs because we had this really, really long talk when we were reconnecting and stuff. And I remember in the long talk, she was like, ‘If we had one glass of white wine right now, we’d both be crying.’ Because we were drinking tea.”
So, is Taylor Swift coming to the UK in 2020? At the moment, she does not have any British dates on her Lover Tour. However, she does have a space conveniently left open in the spring that would be perfectly timed for the 50th anniversary of the Glastonbury Festival.
Hopefully, fans won’t have to wait long for more precise details; the post announcing the tour also says, “Additional U.K. and international dates and festivals will be announced soon.” Watch this space — we’ll have Taylor Swift UK tour tickets if and when they go on sale. Until then, keep reading for everything you need to know before you go and see her in Europe or the US.
Taylor Swift fast facts
- Hometown: Reading, Pennsylvania
- Number of studio albums: 7 released; Taylor Swift (2006), Fearless (2008), Speak Now (2010), Red (2012), 1989 (2014), Reputation (2017), Lover (2019)
- Musical style: Pop, country
- Record sales: 50 million worldwide
- Most famous singles: “Love Story”, “You Belong With Me”, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", "I Knew You Were Trouble”, "Shake It Off", "Blank Space", "Bad Blood”, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever”, "Look What You Made Me Do"
- Number of Instagram followers: 122.2 million
What are Taylor Swift’s 2020 tour dates?
The Taylor Swift Lover Tour is set to go around Europe and the US, beginning in Belgium on 20 June 2020 and wrapping in the US on 1 August. The singer is launching her own festival for the concert series — appropriately titled Lover Fest. Worth a trip across the pond, we’d say.
“For me, the Lover album is open fields and sunsets and SUMMER. I want to celebrate the album and perform it live with you in a way that feels authentic to the music,” The Independent quotes her as writing.
She continues, “I want to go to some places I haven’t been, and play festivals for the first time in ages... and where we didn’t have festivals, we made some. Introducing, Lover Fest East and West. Details and additional dates coming soon!”
Taylor Swift Lover tour schedule:
- 20 June 2020 — Werchter Boutique — Werchter, Belgium
- 24 June 2020 — The Waldbühne — Berlin, Germany
- 26 June 2020 — Oslo Sommertid — Oslo, Norway
- 1 July 2020 — Roskilde Festival — Roskilde, Denmark
- 3 July 2020 — Open’er Festival — Gdynia, Poland
- 5 July 2020 — Festival de Nîmes — Nîmes, France
- 9 July 2020 — Nos Alive — Lisbon, Portugal
- 18 July 2020 — Allianz Parque — São Paulo, Brazil
- 25 July 2020 — Lover Fest West — Los Angeles, US
- 26 July 2020 — Lover Fest West — Los Angeles, US
- 31 July 2020 — Lover Fest East — Foxborough, US
- 1 August 2020 — Lover Fest East — Foxborough, US
Who has Taylor Swift dated?
Swift’s exes reportedly include American celebrities like Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor Kennedy. On this side of the pond, the “Style” singer has been attached to Brits like Harry Styles, Calvin Harris and Tom Hiddleston as well as her current lover, London-based actor Joe Alwyn.
Who is Taylor Swift’s London Boy?
The song “London Boy” from Lover is based on Joe Alwyn, a British actor and Swift’s boyfriend of the last three years.