Taylor Swift’s Rock in Rio Concert Live-Stream Canceled at Last Minute

Taylor Swift fans were left disappointed last night when they found out that the singer’s Rock in Rio concert live-stream was no longer happening, as originally thought (or planned).

The live-stream of her Las Vegas performance, which would have given viewers a look into her 1989 world tour concert from the comfort of their own home, was cancelled at the last minute.

Yahoo originally tweeted earlier in the evening that the Swift, along with Ed Sheeran, Jessie J and more would be available to watch live:

Hours later, right before Swift went on stage, they tweeted that her concert wouldn’t in fact be live-streamed, and apologized for any confusion:

A Rock in Rio spokesperson did tell Billboard that it was “a decision from management” to not allow a live-stream of Swift’s concert.

However, even though “management” had a change of heart, whether or not Swift herself consented to allowing her concert to be live-streamed in the first place is still unclear.

Swift is notorious for guarding her music and protecting her artistic integrity, even going so far as to pull her entire music catalog from Spotify last November.


Nevertheless, fans of Swift are super anxious to watch tonight’s Billboard Music Awards, where she’ll premiere her highly anticipated new music video for “Bad Blood.”

Everyone’s also excited to see her sitting next to her new beau, 31-year-old DJ Calvin Harris.