Taylor Swift Might Not Do a Stadium Tour for ‘Lover’
Taylor Swift revealed that she does not currently have set plans to tour for Lover, though concerts to promote the new album may be in the future.
“I’m not quite sure what we’re doing with touring because with this album, 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, that I didn’t wanna plan what we [were] gonna do in terms of live [shows]. 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," she told Ryan Seacrest in an interview.
Swift said people don't realize that you have to reserve stadiums a year and a half in advance. She also added that Lover is different when it comes to getting listeners to understand the album's intention: "With Reputation, I knew that nobody would really fully understand the album until they saw it live because I knew what I had planned ... was going to make people understand what I had made on the record," she explained.
The artist revealed that six months prior to the release of Lover, her management team asked about going back to stadium touring.
"And I was like, ‘Guys, I just got off tour — I literally just got off tour. I literally just took my tights off and my thigh-high boots off from the last tour. I literally cannot do this right now. You need to give me space, even if that means we have to do things a little bit differently.’ I really can’t feel like my life is just album tour, album tour, album tour, album tour," she told Seacrest.
"I want to give them 113% every show so I need for it to be in a way that feels right," she continued. Because Lover is an opposite vibe to her sixth studio album, Reputation, Swift shared that the songs should be played in a different atmosphere.
She also shared that she "definitely" does not want to play the album live for a lot of people. "I definitely want to give fans an opportunity and give me the opportunity to vibe with them on these songs in a live setting and see them sing the words back, but I don’t really know exactly what way that’s going to happen," she admitted.
"My goal for whatever live setting that we decide to do things in, is gonna be to try to make wherever we are … feel smaller like a living room. That’s my goal. That’s my objective, [but] I truly don’t know what we’re doing … I haven’t had the meetings yet."