Taylor Swift has postponed an Eras Tour concert in Rio de Janeiro following the tragic death of a 23-year-old fan, Ana Clara Benevides Machado, during her Friday night show. The announcement was made through a handwritten note posted on Swift’s Instagram, citing extreme temperatures as the reason for the decision.
“Due to adverse weather conditions today and prioritizing public safety, today’s Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour at the Nilton Santos Engenhao Stadium has been rescheduled for Monday, November 20th. All tickets for Saturday’s performance will remain valid for Monday’s show.”
In the note, Swift expressed her concern for the safety and well-being of her fans, fellow performers, and crew, emphasizing that their welfare would always be the top priority. The cause of Ana Clara Benevides Machado’s death is yet to be announced, and a criminal investigation has been opened by the office of Rio’s public prosecutor.
As a result of the tragedy, Swift’s appearance at the Monday Night football game, which was intended to be a family meet-up with Travis’ family, is expected to be affected.
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But because of a tragic event at a concert in South America, Swift won’t be at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. After a fan died Friday night at Swift’s show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Swift’s concert Saturday was postponed until Monday.
Swift has been to four Chiefs games this season since she began dating Kelce, the Chiefs’ tight end. That includes three at Arrowhead Stadium. Her family was expected to be at the “Monday Night Football” game, too, along with Kelce’s parents and his sister-in-law, Kylie Kelce. It remains to be seen if those plans will change because she won’t be at the game.
During the Friday night show, Swift paused her performance to request water for a group of people who had captured her attention, indicating their distress due to the extreme heat. Witnesses reported seeing attendees feeling unwell from the high temperatures during the concert.