Do not be surprised if Taylor Swift scales down the venues for her upcoming Lover tour.
Swift embarked on a massive Reputation stadium world tour between May and November of 2018. The Reputation tour was Swift’s most successful to date, but she wants to do something different for her latest album.
Rumours have it Swift’s Lover tour could kick-off between late 2019 and early 2020. Swift has yet to book any stadiums, something that must typically be done a year in advance. Swift recently told Ryan Seacrest this was intentional.
“I was so full-on planning this album release and directing the videos and putting all these different clues in these videos and trying to make this album release experience the most fun one for my fans,” she told Seacrest, per Rolling Stone.
“I didn’t wanna plan what we’re gonna do in terms of live and I don’t want to do the same thing every time because I don’t want my life to feel like I’m on a treadmill,” Swift continued. “Stadiums are amazing — I love stadiums, I just don’t know if we’re going to do the same thing as we did last time.”
Swift wants her upcoming live performances to reflect the more intimate nature of Lover: “My goal for whatever live setting that we decide to do things in is gonna be to try to make it feel smaller like a living room.”
The 10-time Grammy winner also revealed her interest in re-recording her first six albums. “I think they want me to kind of stick to the original production a bit like make them pretty close,” she said of her fans. “I don’t think they’d want to hear like ‘Tear Drops on My Guitar’ as a pop version. The best part is, contractually, I can make them nearly identical to what they were originally which is great.”
Lover dropped on August 23 and received positive feedback and broke chart-topping records.