Taylor Swift was widely expected to tour in 2020, following this year’s release of “Lover,” as she traditionally has in the year after she puts an album out. Swift has indeed announced her concert lineup for next year — but it only includes four U.S. dates.
She’ll perform July 25-26 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, as the first attraction of any kind at the brand new NFL stadium where the Rams and Chargers will thereafter play. The following weekend, July 31 and August 1, Swift’s show switches coasts to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
The shows are being billed as “her only U.S. concert dates in 2020” and dubbed “Lover Fest West” and “Lover Fest East.”
Swift simultaneously announced eight other international shows — and when it comes to the global market, “additional U.K. and international dates and festivals will be announced soon,” a release said.
The music industry was already abuzz Tuesday morning with speculation about why Swift’s American dates are so limited and whether she plans to hit the rest of the U.S. in 2021 or perhaps simply move on to the next album cycle from there.
In any case, the super-limited run here means fans from around the country will scramble to get tickets for the four L.A. and Massachusetts shows. The public on-sale is Oct. 17. Through her affiliation with Capital One, cardholders will have an opportunity to buy tickets Oct. 15-16, possibly causing a rush to sign up with that credit company.
Fans who signed up for the Taylor Swift Tix Verified Fans program for her 2018 Reputation Tour will have an even earlier crack at tickets on Oct. 14 and can start RSVP-ing today for “preferred presale access,” i.e., an early spot in line. New “verified fans” can start registering for the service Sept. 19 and get in virtual line behind the existing ones. It’s expected that, as is standard for a show with so many different on-sale times, allotments of tickets will be held back for each, so the concerts won’t sell out before the general sale date. Ticket prices have not been announced.
The full lineup:
June 20 – Werchter Boutique (Werchter, Belgium)
June 24 – The Waldbühne (Berlin, Germany)
June 26 – Oslo Sommertid (Oslo, Norway)
July 1 – Roskilde Festival (Roskilde, Denmark)
July 3 – Open’er Festival (Gdynia, Poland)
July 5 – Festival de Nîmes (Nîmes, France)
July 9 – NOS Alive (Oeiras, Portugal)
July 18 – Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
July 25 – SoFi Stadium (Los Angeles, California)
July 26 – SoFi Stadium (Los Angeles, California)
July 31- Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Massachusetts)
August 1- Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Massachusetts)
Abeiku Santana Wins Special Recognition Award In Tourism At The 2020 EMY Africa Awards
The 5th annual ‘Exclusive Men of the Year’ (EMYs) Africa Awards 2020 #EMYAfricaAwards2020 held yesterday July 4, 2020, to award men who have excelled in various areas such as business, education, arts, fashion, technology, and communication. This year’s award ceremony took place in Accra, Ghana despite the partial ban on social gathering due to the novel Covid-19 pandemic.
Multiple award-winning Radio/TV presenter and CEO of Kaya Tours Company Ltd; Dr. Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey, popularly known as Abeiku Santana won Special Recognition Award for Tourism Marketing and Promotion.
Abeiku Santana as he has come to be known as Mr. Tourism is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to Tourism Marking and Promotion in Ghana and Africa. With his experience in Tourism, he was appointed as Tourism Ambassador by the former Government of Ghana and he has represented Ghana and Africa in tourism seminars and events across the Globe.
The night saw a number of high-class performances from Efya, Akwaboah, King Promise, and Joe Mettle.
The 5th EMY Africa Awards was shown on Joy Prime and also streamed live on EMY Africa YouTube and Facebook pages.
Warmest congratulations on your award, best wishes for your next adventure Mr. Tourism!
Nana Akua Addo Officially Resumes Her Business Of Shutting Down Red Carpets With A Bang | PHOTOS
Exclusive Men of the Year awards are set to take place tonight. Due to COVID-19 the award show is not open to a large audience this year as the show goes virtual.
However, there is a red carpet bit to it for viewers at home and individuals who have a part to play in the virtual show. In this line, Nana Akua Addo has come out to show us her look for the 2020 Emys and it’s a bang.
This becomes the first time the red carpet goddess is showing us her prowess once again ever since Coronavirus ruined all red carpet events. Let’s not talk long, Nana Akua has eaten this look as usual, or y’all say what?
See the photos below.
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Meghan Markle’s Legal Team Says Royal Wedding Brought In £1 Billion
Meghan Markle’s legal team is claiming that her wedding to Prince Harry brought in £1 billion in tourism revenue, far off-setting the reported £32 million cost of the affair.
The Daily Mail reports that the new figures came in as part of the most recent filings in the 38-year-old Markle’s case against the Mail on Sunday. They suggest that UK taxpayers footed the vast majority — £30 million — of the shindig’s total cost, most of which went to security, with the church service, flowers, and reception paid for by the Royal Family.
Meanwhile, her lawyers contend that the nuptials were “not, in fact, publicly funded, but rather personally financed by HRH The Prince of Wales” (Harry’s father, Prince Charles). “Any public costs incurred for the wedding were solely for security and crowd control to protect members of the public,” they add, “as deemed necessary by Thames Valley Police and the Metropolitan Police.”
The Mail’s dissenting opinion comes from a consulting firm, Brand Finance, who estimates that the overall shot in the arm to UK tourism provided by the wedding was a scant £300 million and that the billion-pound valuation takes into account other, tangential economic factors such as retail and fashion.
Markle is battling the UK tabloid over an article that published parts of a letter she had sent to her father, Thomas Markle.
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