Taylor Swift brings her "City of Lover" concert special on May 17th via ABC, with special announced on Good Morning America Friday, May 8.
The one-hour TV concert is scheduled to air 10PM ET, after the season finale of American Idol on the same day. By the next day, May 18, the Taylor Swift concert will be available for audiences on video streaming services Disney+ and Hulu. The "City of Lover" was earlier filmed last September at the L'Olympia Theater in Paris, France.
Her concert is a part of her tours in support of her latest album "Lover," released last August. The rest of her 2020 "Lover Fest" tour has been postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus, which was supposed to kick off last April 5 in Atlanta, GA, and expected to end in Foxborough, MA.
The press release said that she will be performing songs from her latest album to an "intimate crowd of fans from 37 countries," and is set to include exclusive behind-the-scenes content.
Swift's concert follows the latest episode of her beef with her former label Big Machine and music executive Scooter Braun. Braun had recently purchased the record label, which Swift referred to as an "unwelcome surprise." Braun's purchase of the label meant that he also owned the rights to her first six albums.
The feud escalated last April 23, when she informed her "Swifties" that Big Machine is putting out a new Taylor Swift album containing her previous live performances, without her consent.
"I'm always honest with you guys about this stuff so I just wanted to tell you that this release is not approved by me," Swift wrote in her Instagram story.
Taylor's televised concert leg was also on the heels of her latest Netflix documentary "Miss Americana," which has been described as a "raw and emotionally revealing look" during her rise as among the world's most popular singer-songwriters.
In the middle of the quarantine, Taylor Swift performed an intimate rendition of her song "Soon You'll Get Better" as a part of the Lady Gaga-curated "One World: Together at Home." Swift was among the artists who performed for the benefit of WHO's COVID-19 Solidarity Response fund, together with a host of other artists.
Taylor Alison Swift is perhaps best known for her songwriting, which usually features her personal experience. She is the youngest artist signed by the Sony/ ATV Music publishing house and signed her record contract a year later with Big Machine. By 17 years old, Taylor Swift released her landmark self-titled album, which was 2000s longest-charting album in the US Billboard 200. As a testament to her songwriting talent, her "Our Song" track on her debut album elevated her as the youngest artist who both wrote and sang a chart-topper on Billboard's Country Songs Chart.
She currently has seven studio albums and a large awards count, including 10 Grammys, 20 American Music Awards, 23 Billboards, six Guinness World Records, and more. Her songwriting work has been recognized by the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Association.