Taylor Swift returns to Rio stage after postponing Eras Tour concert, fan death

Taylor Swift resumed The Eras Tour Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after postponing a concert amid a dangerous heatwave and the death of a fan.

During Sunday's show, Swift performed "Bigger Than the Whole Sky" as one of her surprise songs, what fans speculated could be a tribute to Ana Clara Benevides Machado who died Friday before Eras kicked off.

On Friday morning, the apparent temperature — a combination of temperature and humidity — was recorded at 138 F, the highest index ever recorded in the area.

"I'm writing this from my dressing room at the stadium. The decision has been made to postpone tonight's show due to extreme temperatures in Rio.




Swift, 33, is scheduled to perform in São Paulo on Nov. 24-26, and rain is likely in the forecast for the remaining three shows of the year.

Prior to canceling Saturday's concert, Taylor admitted her heart was "shattered" upon hearing about the death of a fan who fainted at the stadium and later died at a local hospital.

"I can’t believe I’m writing these words but it is with a shattered heart that I say we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show," she wrote on Instagram before opening night.