Country pop singer Taylor Swift is back on tour. After canceling a number of shows in the last weeks due to bronchitis, the singer is back on stage. She started with the concert in Newark, New Jersey, on Sunday.
Sick with severe bronchitis, singer Taylor Swift had to cancel several shows in her tour to promote her new album, Speak Now. First, she cancelled the concert at the Yum Center in Louisville at the beginning of July. The doctor’s orders were to rest and get treatment and the singer could not make it to the stage. She tweeted “This is my first time having to do this. I’m so, so sorry.” Despite the fact that the tickets were sold out and everyone was expecting the show, fans sent her messages of encouragement and understanding.
Several days later, Swift had to postpone three more shows. The concerts in Charlotte and Atlanta were supposed to be taking place on July 8, 9 and 10. She posted a message on her Twitter page again, assuring the fans that “I would never cancel if I thought I was physically able to perform these shows.” She also said that the shows will all be done. “I am so sorry to the fans, but I look forward to seeing you when we come back through your towns, which we will do.”
The Speak Now World Tour is the second tour of Swift’s including almost 100 shows: 7 shows in Asia, 12 shows in Europe and up to 80 shows in North America. The tour has broken many records in terms of ticket sales. “Speak Now” started on February 9, 2011 and was set to end on November 22. But now, with the postponements, will probably be delayed to December.
Initially the news stated that the singer will postpone her Speak Now tour to October. But the 21-year-old is back on stage, only a few weeks after the illness report. She had a beautiful performance in Newark, paying some of her most known hits, “Mean”, “Back To December” and “Love Story”. She also sang her own version of Bon Jovi’s song, “Livin’ On a Prayer”.