Taylor Swift was supposed to attend Monday night’s brother-versus-brother game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, but her Eras Tour schedule has changed. Sorry about that, Chiefs fan. Taylor won’t be coming straight home to you, after all.
Chris Jones, a Chiefs defensive lineman, told Rich Eisen on Friday that he was planned an outing with Swift and her boyfriend, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, after Monday’s game. Swift’s Eras Tour schedule had her playing in Rio De Janeiro on Sunday, but then taking a vacation until Friday, November 24, when she’d begin a three-show run in So Paulo. Plenty of time for a whirlwind travel from Brazil to Philadelphia to Brazil.
On Friday night, however, Ana Clara Benevides Machado, 23, died after falling during Swift’s performance at Estádio Olmpico Nilton Santos, an open-air stadium where temperatures reached 102.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Swift canceled her Saturday show for “the safety and well-being of my fans, fellow performers, and crew,” Swift stated on Instagram.
Time For Fun, one of Swift’s Rio performance organizers, revealed on X (previously Twitter) that Swift’s show will be scheduled on Monday instead, making Swift’s appearance at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium unfeasible.
Even with Swift in another continent, the November 20 episode of Monday Night Football is noteworthy for a variety of reasons. The first is the game’s brother-versus-brother narrative: Travis Kelce, the Chiefs’ tight end, and Jason Kelce, the Eagles’ center, are both sons of Donna and Ed Kelce. Which son will they support? What colors will they be wearing?
Speaking of parents, it had previously been rumored that Taylor’s parents, Andrea and Scott Swift, will attend the game for the first time to meet Donna and Ed. It’s currently difficult because Scott and Taylor Swift are still in Brazil, but Scott is a longtime Eagles supporter who has just recently expressed interest in the Chiefs.
Finally, Travis’ performance must be considered. Analysts forecast a Chiefs victory in Monday’s game, the first time the brothers’ teams have met since the 2023 Super Bowl. Those projections, however, were made when it was commonly assumed that Swift would be in the stands—and it is now well known that Kelce’s performance increases dramatically when she is watching from the box. In other words, while all bets aren’t off for Monday’s game, given this fresh and potentially game-changing knowledge, they should be.