On Wednesday, the Canadian prime minister took inspiration from some of Swift’s own lyrics in a playful tweet urging her to reconsider her forthcoming concert itinerary.
“It’s me, hi. I know places in Canada would love to have you,” Trudeau wrote. “So, don’t make it another cruel summer. We hope to see you soon.”
Trudeau’s remark came after Swift added 14 additional dates across the U.K. and continental Europe for next year. She’ll be joined by the rock band Paramore for that leg of the tour, which kicks off May 9, 2024, in Paris.
Heads of state rarely make such impassioned pleas to pop superstars. Still, as the Eras Tour makes its way across the U.S. this summer, many Swifties who reside north of the border have expressed their anguish over the lack of Canadian dates.
Swift last performed in Canada in 2018, when she visited Toronto’s Rogers Centre for two nights on her Reputation Tour.
The absence of a Canadian leg on the Eras Tour is especially surprising given that it’s Swift’s most expansive concert trek to date, with performances set to take place in Latin America, Asia and Australia in addition to the U.S. and Europe.
“There’s nothing in history to compare,” Rolling Stone wrote. “This is her best tour ever, by an absurd margin.”