Like Taylor Swift: remember other shows postponed in Brazil

The North American singer Taylor Swift postponed her second performance of ‘The Eras Tour’ which would take place this Saturday evening (18) at the Engenhão stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, about an hour before the start of the show. In a note published by the artist, the motivation would be the high temperatures that hit the Fluminense capital.

The decision was taken after the young Ana Clara Benevides, aged 23, die following cardiopulmonary arrest. She felt unwell at the start of the singer’s show this Friday (17), was taken to hospital, but did not survive.

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The singer’s fans Taylor Swift waited in line for hours to enter Nilton Campos Stadium, where the North American show would take place. Thousands of Swifters entered the presentation room, but they were surprised by the news.

“I’m very angry with Taylor because she could have canceled the show five days ago due to a heatwave alert. We’ve been here for three hours already.” [Estádio Nilton Campos]” a fan told Itatiaia.

Remember other shows that have been postponed in Brazil in 2023

  • Flashes 182 – The group canceled its participation in Lollapalooza 2023, organized on March 25 in São Paulo. Even with the cancellation, the band remains confirmed as one of the attractions at Lollapalooza 2024. The reason for the cancellation was not disclosed.

  • Cold play – The shows in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, initially scheduled for October 2022, were postponed to September 2023. The reason for the postponement was a health problem of singer Chris Martin.

  • imagine Dragons – Shows in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, originally scheduled for October 2022, were postponed to February and March 2023. The reason for the postponement was a health problem for singer Dan Reynolds.

  • Taylor Swift – the North American singer postponed the second concert of her ‘The Eras Tour’, which would have taken place this Saturday (18) at the Nilton Santos stadium due to the extreme heat hitting Rio de Janeiro. A 23-year-old fan died of illness during the first performance this Friday (17).

  • Lady Gaga – singer Lady Gaga, who was scheduled to perform on the first evening of Rock in Rio 2023, canceled her performance after experiencing severe pain caused by fibromyalgia.

  • Duck – the Canadian rapper was scheduled to perform at Lollapalooza 2023 and close the festival on the main stage, but he canceled his performance. The musician’s advisor spoke of “unforeseen circumstances”.

  • Liam Payne – the former One Direction member was set to perform at The Town, but had to cancel his appearance after being diagnosed with a serious kidney infection.

  • Justin Bieber – the singer was scheduled to give a concert on September 6, 2022 in São Paulo, but announced the cancellation of performances approximately two weeks before due to “personal problems” and “health problems” related to Ramsay-Hunt syndrome.

  • Foo Fighters – the band was one of the big attractions of Lollapalooza in 2022, which took place in São Paulo, however, two days before the date of the performance, drummer Taylor Hawkins died in Bogotá, Colombia.

Remember the case

Ana Clara Benevides, aged 23, died on Friday evening (17) after falling ill during the first concert of American singer Taylor Swift, in Rio de Janeiro. The victim was from Mato Grosso do Sul and was studying psychology at the Federal University of Rondonópolis.

According to friends, Ana Clara fainted at the start of the performance, was rescued but died from cardiopulmonary arrest. Event organizer Time For Fun reportedly banned bottled water from entering the stadium.

That day, the thermal sensation in Rio de Janeiro broke a heat record: 59.3°C.

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