Srettha Thavisin, Prime Minister of Thailand, disclosed at the iBusiness Forum 2024 that the Singaporean government offered Taylor $3million for each show as part of an exclusivity deal for her Eras Tour. With six shows in Singapore, that’s a total of $18million.

Srettha revealed that he had spoken to the organiser of Taylor’s concert, who informed him about the deal with Singapore.

He mentioned to the Thai Enquirer that it would actually be less expensive for Taylor to perform in Thailand.

The Prime Minister added: “I believe she would be able to attract more sponsors and tourists to Thailand.”

Srettha shared his disappointment, stating that if he had been aware of the agreement with Singapore, he would have aimed to host the concerts in Thailand instead, as they “can generate added value for the economy”.