Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken to Twitter to make a heartfelt plea to American pop sensation Taylor Swift, asking her to consider adding Canadian tour dates to her Eras Tour. This request comes after Swift announced 14 new tour dates in Europe.
In a direct message to Taylor Swift, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his desire to see her perform in Canada. “It’s me, hi. I know places in Canada would love to have you. So, don’t make it another cruel summer. We hope to see you soon,” Mr. Trudeau tweeted in response to Swift’s earlier announcement of new tour dates.
Swift’s hit song “Cruel Summer,” originally released in 2019, is a part of her tour repertoire and has gained renewed popularity this year, surpassing its initial success on her “Lover” album.
Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, which began in March in Arizona, includes over 100 concerts in 2024, covering the United States, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and Australia. However, it notably lacks any scheduled performances in Canada.
This isn’t the first time that Swift’s decision to exclude Canada from her tour has entered the realm of politics. Just last month, Conservative Member of Parliament Matt Jeneroux raised what he termed an “official grievance” on social media, urging Swift to consider booking tour dates in Canada.
The plea from Prime Minister Trudeau and other Canadian officials highlights the excitement and anticipation among Canadian fans to witness Taylor Swift’s iconic performances. Swift’s international acclaim and widespread appeal have made her a favorite artist among Canadians, and the prospect of hosting her on Canadian soil is met with enthusiastic support.
As Taylor Swift continues her world tour, Canadian fans remain hopeful that her next announcement will include stops in Canada, bringing her music and artistry to an even wider audience.