By Rachael Grealish
Fans of Taylor Swift were, understandably, disappointed when the star cancelled her Lover Fest tour due to COVID-19, but it seems she’s eager to make it up to them with the release of her City of Lover concert.
In September 2019 the 30-year-old ‘Shake It Off’ singer performed the entirety of her recent album, Lover, for fans in Paris – the city of love(r) – and now fans will get to watch the whole thing on May 17 2020.
Along with a trailer of the concert Swift announced the release on social media, today (Friday May 8) with the comment: “Excited to announce the City of Lover Concert! We filmed my show in Paris in September and thought it’d be fun to share it with you.”
Since September Swift announced her world tour, Lover Fest, which was set to be a sell-out like her Reputation tour in 2018.
But, as with many tours and events Lover Fest was cancelled for safety due to the Coronavirus pandemic – so with the City of Lover concert being made available fans are over the moon.
One person commented: “THANK YOU QUEEN.”
Another said: “OMG THANK YOU BABE,” – the reactions are generally enthusiastic.
Other fans made the comment ‘I knew it’ after many theories had been floating around social media the ‘Red’ singer would be dropping some news on May 8.
One theory was the star would announce she was rerecording her Red album after posting a photo of herself with the comment: “Not a lot going on at the moment,” a reference to a slogan shirt she wore in her music video for the song ‘22’ which featured on the 2012.
Others thought she may be dropping a music video for a song from her Lover album, claiming the ‘58 years later’ moment in her recent music video for ‘The Man’ was a reference to May 8.
Fans can rest easy knowing they were at least partly right after she dropped the news of the City of Lover concert today.
The City of Lover concert will be shown at 10pm on Sunday, May 17, on ABC – but for us in the UK you can catch it on the streaming sites Hulu or DisneyPlus the next day.