If Taylor Swift didn’t currently have an album out called Lover, then something called Lover Fest might be a sexual hot tub convention hosted by Virginia and Robert Clavin. But Lover Fest is of course a Taylor Swift thing. Great news for Taylor Swift fans, terrible news for those horny hot tub swingers.
Taylor made the announcement on Instagram earlier today that Lover is getting a tour. The tour will kick off in Belgium, where she’ll play seven shows, some at various summer festivals. There she’ll make every Brazilian fan’s dreams come true by COMING TO BRAZIL, then she’ll return to the U.S. and that’s when Lover Fest begins. Lover Fest West will take place in Los Angeles, which is terrific for people who like the idea of Coachella, but wanted to replace the booze, drugs, and casual sex with strawberry seltzer, cotton candy, and side-hugs. Probably still going to be a whole lot of jean shorts and flower crowns, though.
Taylor will then end her tour with Lover Fest East in Foxborough, Massachusetts, which is located about 22 miles southwest of Boston. Here’s what Taylor had to say about her upcoming tour and subsequent summer music festival:
“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. 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!”
So there will be more dates. But for now there are 12.
Both locations for Taylor’s Lover Fest will take place in NFL stadiums. Lover Fest East is at the Gillette Stadium, which is home to the New England Patriots. It seats almost 66,000 people. Lover Fest West will be at the SoFi Stadium, a new complex built to house the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers, with a capacity of over 70,000.
Pitchfork points out that Taylor’s first Lover Fest West show will officially open the stadium after being under construction since 2016. She will be the first woman to ever open an NFL stadium. Which is all well and good for her, but it’s only a matter of time before someone questions that decision. And I’m sure that choice doesn’t make things easy for Taylor’s publicist. For the next month or so, they should just start answering calls by saying, “Hi, are you calling about the NFL stadium performance, or the one at the race track?”