Taylor Swift Will Become the First Female Artist To Do This With ‘Lover Fest’

Singer-songwriter (and, occasionally, actress) Taylor Swift has done it again with her latest album. Fans can’t get enough of Lover, and, naturally, she’s gearing up to begin a 2020 tour for the record. Ahead of her appearance on Saturday Night Live, Swift has spoken about what’s to come for her and the album. Here’s what you should know, including the barrier she didn’t even know that she broke.

Taylor Swift’s new album is ‘Lover’

On Aug. 23, 2019, Swift released her seventh studio album, titled Lover. The record is the first in which she owns the master recordings, and it contains an incredible 18 songs, including the title track and singles “ME!,” “You Need to Calm Down,” and “The Archer.”

The album, which Swift has said she considered naming “Daylight,” has received incredible reviews. It has also broken records of all kinds (some of which were set by Swift herself previously) and is, at present, the No. 1 album of 2019.

Here’s what she’s doing for the ‘Lover Fest’ tour

Swift often likes to do new things with her music. And the tour for Lover is no exception. She announced last month that she’ll be touring festivals in Europe for her beginning in June 2020, rather than the usual concert venues.

“I just kind of felt like [with] this album I was going to try something new,” she said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She continued, “I haven’t done festivals in a really long time, and I just saw this album as a really festival-y album.”

Swift is the first female artist to do this

Taylor Swift on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on October 3, 2019
Taylor Swift on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on October 3, 2019 | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Another unique thing about this tour? She’s only performing four dates in the U.S. Instead of attending the usual festivals, she’s created her own: Lover Fest West (in Los Angeles) and Lover Fest East (in Massachusetts), each with two dates in each place.

“I had the opportunity to open a stadium in LA, which is really exciting,” she said, referring to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, which is the new home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Chargers.” “[You’re] the first female performer to ever do that,” added Fallon. Swift wasn’t aware of this fact, but thanked him, adding, “Not the last.”

Will there be anymore tour dates announced?

While festivals are a lot of fun, the issue with this set up is that it’s going to be difficult for those who don’t live near either of the two U.S. cities to make it to those venues. What’s more, it doesn’t sound as though there are going to be any more chances to see her in the country, unless Swift decides to drop in at Coachella or something.

However, international fans may be in luck. At present, there are only single shows in Belgium, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Poland, France, and Portugal (plus one in Brazil), but, as you can see above, “Additional U.K. and international dates and festivals will be announced soon.” Lucky for them!