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Taylor Swift at MetLife Stadium: What to Know Before You Go

Here's what you'll need to know about getting to metlife stadium, parking, merch, weather forecast, what's allowed inside — and best bets for trying to snag a last-minute ticket, by ariel peele and tom shea • published may 23, 2023 • updated on may 26, 2023 at 3:20 am.

The Eras Tour is finally coming to MetLife Stadium this Memorial Day weekend.

Tens of thousands of Taylor Swift fans are expected to descend on the New York City area. Given that the East Rutherford stadium can hold 82,000 people, and there are three shows scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

That's upwards of a quarter-million fans flocking to the region.

Whether you fought “The Great War” with Ticketmaster and were one of "The Lucky One[s]" to snag a ticket, or if you’re still holding out hope of getting to see the show – here’s everything you’ll need to know.

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"the very first night".

Taylor and opening acts  Phoebe Bridgers (Friday-Sunday), GAYLE (Friday), Gracie Abrams (Saturday) and OWENN (Sunday) play the 82,500-seat MetLife Stadium Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Friday, May 26, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. : Taylor Swift with Phoebe Bridgers and GAYLE

Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.: Taylor Swift with Phoebe Bridgers and Gracie Abrams

Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.:  Taylor Swift with Phoebe Bridgers and OWENN

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Getting Into the Show: It's a "One-Way" Ticket

MetLife Stadium says tickets are valid for one scan only; there is no re-entry. If you're saying to yourself, "how'd we end up on the floor anyway?" Fans with floor tickets (Sections 1-15) can use any gate for entry and head to HCL Tech Plaza for floor entry. 

Be sure to "Pick Up the Phone" because MetLife gate attendants will be looking for the Ticketmaster App. Have your mobile ticket downloaded, out and ready before getting into the security line. 

The stadium said it will "strongly encourage" those without tickets to not come to MetLife during days of the show.

How to Get There: Will You Need a "Getaway Car"?

New Jersey Transit is urging Swifties to purchase round-trip train tickets in advance , ideally on the NJ Transit app. However, NJ Transit says they will not cap the number of tickets sold. 

According to their website, fans traveling on NJ Transit trains to MetLife Stadium should purchase their roundtrip tickets from their originating station to Meadowlands Station to avoid boarding delays. Tickets purchased on the train will include a $5 surcharge for each ticket. 

MetLife Stadium says NJ Transit service will operate from Secaucus to MetLife Stadium starting at 4:07 p.m. on Friday and 4:17 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 

Coach USA Bus, the 351 Meadowlands Express, will operate from Port Authority in NYC to MetLife Stadium starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Return service to Port Authority runs for 60 minutes after the concert ends. Tickets are available here .

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If You're Driving, Will You Need to Park "Behind the Mall"?

MetLife Stadium says you must have a ticket corresponding to that evening's show for access to all parking lots. Lots open at 12:30 p.m. the day of each show. It's $40 per car, $100 per limousine and $160 per bus.

Credit cards and cash are accepted. Reminder: the rest of the stadium is cashless. Only credit and debit are accepted.

If we've learned anything from TikTok, there will be traffic, so plan accordingly. Prepaid parking is not available. No pictures to burn here, take a picture of your spot so you can find your car after the show. 

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That will come as a relief to many. However, MetLife Stadium says no additional parking spots may be used. 

Taylor Will Never Go Out of "Style," But What Bags Are Allowed at the Shows?

MetLife Stadium's policy states that bags must be clear (a.k.a. see-through): 12” x 6” x 12” or less in size, and 1 bag per person. Small purses (clutch-type bags about the size of your hand) 4.5” x 6.5” or less in size (1 per person) are also allowed, and do not need to be clear.

No camera or binocular cases, backpacks, fanny packs, diaper bags, and briefcases/computer bags are allowed either.

For more information on what bags are allowed, click here .

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Additionally, food or snacks in a clear plastic bag, factory-sealed, plastic bottles of water or soft drinks 20 oz. or less, empty reusable water bottles (plastic and aluminum) and small handheld portable phone chargers are allowed. 

Put simply, if you're bringing a drink inside, it must still be factory-sealed. Otherwise, a reusable water bottle can be brought in, but it must be empty upon entry. There are water fountains located inside the stadium where the bottles can be filled.

As far as other common items not allowed, be glad the weather looks good for the weekend, because umbrellas are not allowed. Also, the MetLife Stadium site lists banners or signs as forbidden as well.

For a full list of what is and is not allowed, click here .

You May Be Spinning Like a Girl in a Brand New Dress, But What About Merch Stands and Trailers?

Taylor Nation, Taylor Swift's official fan group, says ticketed fans can shop merch and the newly announced special edition CDs (more on that in a second) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 12:30 p.m. The merch truck is located in Lot E. Merch is also available starting at 4:30 p.m. at MetLife gates and the Team Store. 

Again, as we've seen from TikTok, be prepared for long lines, however, it's a great chance to make friendship bracelets. 

As for that new CD, Swift said in a tweet Wednesday there will be a new special edition CD will only be available on-site in East Rutherford. The CD sold at MetLife will have a "never before heard Midnights vault track called 'You’re Losing Me.'"

The new Midnights (Til Dawn Edition) deluxe album will feature Ice Spice o the song "Karma" as well as newly recorded vocals from Lana Del Rey on "Snow on the Beach."

Um. SO much to tell you. I’m a massive fan of this brilliant artist and after getting to know her I can confirm: she is THE ONE to watch. So delighted to say that Karma Featuring the incredible @icespicee_ will be out TOMORROW night at MIDNIGHT ET as a part of the new Midnights… pic.twitter.com/OaRrHBWTUw — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 24, 2023

Speaking of...Make the Friendship Bracelets, Take the Moment and Taste it:

Swifties from Glendale to Boston have been making friendship bracelets to trade at the shows. Think favorite song lyrics, Taylor Swift quotes, special dates...get creative. 

If You're Hoping to Keep Your Hearing Stay "Safe & Sound":

Swift fans who have attended previous shows have recommended concert-friendly earplugs. There are several options available online for under $20. The earplugs promise not to block all the noise or music, but to make the volume safer. 

Standing in a Nice Dress, Staring at the Sunset — How's the Weather Looking?

Our resident Swifties from Storm Team 4 say the chance for "Midnight Rain" will stay south of the tri-state. But hey, maybe an old "Cardigan" couldn't hurt for after the sun goes down.

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If You're Thinking About a Dive Bar on the East Side...

Some of Taylor's favorite spots in the city and businesses around MetLife Stadium say they're ready for Swifties. In fact, many are all too happy to get a potential boon for business during what typically is a down holiday weekend. Some restaurants are even offering shuttles to the stadium , which would save you money on parking.

She Wears Short Skirts, I Wear T-Shirts — But What Outfits Are Swifties Looking to Wear to the Show?

The outfit is a key element of the Taylor Swift concert experience (after all, she's going to have more than a dozen outfit changes herself throughout each show), so it's important to do your research into what everyone is thinking of wearing.

According to Pinterest data, "Speak Now" is the most popular era for outfit inspiration searches, followed by "Lover" and "Folklore." So use that to help you form your ideas.

Keep a Wide-Eyed Gaze Around the Tri-State This Week:

Everyone from the Museum of Arts and Design to the NYC Ferry is saying, "Welcome to New York."

All I Do Is Try, Try, Try...for Tickets:

The Eras tour is one of the largest and most sought-after concert tours in history — ticket sales in the first place caused a minor meltdown at Ticketmaster.

If you can feel your heartbeat on the High Line and are still trying to get tickets, be prepared to pay up. StubHub, Vivid Seats, TickPick and GameTime are just some of the secondary market sites that are offering seats, but they'll cost a pretty penny.

As of Wednesday morning, the cheapest ticket listed on StubHub for any of the Friday, Saturday or Sunday shows was for more than $1,400. The most expensive tickets were listed for more than $21,000.

If you've been scouring TikTok looking for tips and tricks, there are some people who have had luck with Ticketmaster the day of the show, even right after the shows have started. If you wake in the night, pacing like a ghost because of ticket troubles, be careful where you buy . Scammers are using different ways to dupe Swifties into sending money online for a ticket that doesn’t exist.

For more on scams,  click here .

This May Be "The Last Time" You Get a Chance for Tickets...

The American Dream Mall, located right next to MetLife Stadium, will be hosting events each day before the concerts from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., and that includes a shot at a pair of tickets to the show that night.

In addition to a live DJ playing all of Taylor's hits, Swifties will get a chance to sing karaoke, shop, grab a bite or a drink, and enjoy photo ops at the Tour Next Door event.

Those looking for a ticket can enter for a chance to win every day beginning Friday and ending Sunday, with the sweepstakes opening from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Winners will be announced live onsite at 5 p.m. — but an important note: Winners will need to be onsite as well to collect tickets.

Those hoping to snag the free tickets can enter at AmericanDream.com .

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TAYLOR SWIFT THE ERAS TOUR HEADED TO U.S. BANK STADIUM ON JUNE 24, 2023

Tuesday | nov. 1 , 2022.

NEW YORK, Ny., November 1, 2022 –The U.S. leg of Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour was announced this morning just days after the eleven-time GRAMMY winner broke streaming, physical and vinyl album sales around the world . Taylor’s critically acclaimed album, Midnights, is the fastest selling album of her career. Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour will be supported by (each artist’s dates are listed on the graphic below) Paramore, beabadoobee, Phoebe Bridgers, girl in red, MUNA, HAIM, GAYLE, Gracie Abrams, and OWENN . It will be presented by Capital One and produced by Taylor Swift Touring and promoted by the Messina Touring Group (MTG).  

To ensure tickets to Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour get into the hands of fans, Taylor Swift has partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program.  Fans can register HERE for the TaylorSwiftTix Presale powered by Verified Fan starting now through Wednesday, November 9 at 11:59PM ET. Registered fans who receive a code will have exclusive access to purchase tickets on Tuesday, November 15 starting at 10AM local venue time. Only fans that have received a unique code will have the chance to purchase tickets starting at $49 up to $449. In addition, VIP packages will start at $199 up to $899 on a first come, first served basis.

Previous Lover Fest Verified Fan purchasers will receive preferred access to participate in the TaylorSwiftTix Presale. Please make sure that you register with the same Ticketmaster Account as your Lover Fest purchase.  Public on-sale begins Friday, November 18 at 10AM local venue time. Registration for the TaylorSwiftTix Presale powered by Verified Fan is open now at https://verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/TaylorSwiftTix .

In addition, through Capital One’s multi-year partnership with Taylor Swift, an exclusive premium allocation of tickets has been set aside for Capital One cardholders, who will have priority access to purchase tickets on November 15 th at 2PM local venue time through November 17 th at 10PM local venue time or until supplies last.

Public on-sale will be at 10AM local venue time on November 18, 2022

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*International dates to be announced

About girl in red

The alternative pop artist from Oslo, born Marie Ulven - is continuing her path to world domination, kicking off 2022 with a  Best New Alternative Artist

nomination for the iHeart Radio Music Awards.

It’s a well-deserved nod, considering she was the most played female artist on Alt Radio with “Serotonin”. The song reached #2 and spent 30 weeks on the Alt chart, 21 of those weeks in the Top 10. “Serotonin” streams currently surpass 84M for the track, with over 1.85 billion career streams to date.

girl in red spent much of 2022 on her first headline tour since the release of her debut album; she had a robust run across North America with major festival highlights including Coachella and Lollapalooza. She also had monster sets at Oya, Glastonbury and a sold out headline show at NYC’s famed Pier 17. A passionate live performer she will continue to tour, up next is a UK & EU headline run in 2023, including a sold out show at O2 Academy Brixton. 

Ulven released her critically acclaimed debut album  if i could make it go quiet  in 2021, to world-wide critical acclaim from fans and critics alike. Celebrity supporters included Taylor Swift and Camilla Cabello and more. Press response was astoundingly positive, with many outlets proclaiming it  “Best of 2021”  including but not limited to Rolling Stone, Billboard, Variety, NPR, Stereogum, NYLON  and more. 

In 2021, she also performed on  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon  and  Late Night With Seth Meyers , as well as TV performances worldwide including but not limited to  Skavlan ,  Late Night Berlin  and  MTV’s EMA s. 

About OWENN

This Summer, OWENN, the talented multi-hyphenate, brought his enigmatic spirit and smokey sense of soul to the forefront as he formally introduced himself on his debut tour, highlighted by a Main Stage East show at Lollapalooza Paris; OWENN carried the momentum from Europe having just recently opened for Lil Nas X on the two sold out New York, Radio City Music Hall shows – Long Live Montero Tour.  

OWENN has attracted attention contributing dance moves on stages worldwide with A-list artists such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Megan Thee Stallion, Normani and others. Including, most recently working with Lil Nas X to choreograph his tv performances for MTV VMAs and live show appearances on the iHeart Jingle Ball Tour.  OWENN became a staple of Taylor Swift’s show on her  1989 Tour  and  Reputation Tour .  In 2019, he starred alongside Taylor in her video for “ Lover ,” as well as Normani in her video for “ Motivation ”.

Inspired by Prince, Marvin Gaye, Usher, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, and the Smiths, among others, OWENN’s emotional and spiritual approach to dance translated to writing and recording. OWENN’s debut EP will be released in fall of 2023.

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TAYLOR SWIFT | THE ERAS TOUR U.S. DATES ANNOUNCED PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE

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NEW YORK, Ny., November 1, 2022 –The U.S. leg of Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour was announced this morning just days after the eleven-time GRAMMY winner broke streaming, physical and vinyl album sales around the world. Taylor’s critically acclaimed album, Midnights, is the fastest selling album of her career. Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour will be supported by (each artist’s dates are listed on the graphic below) Paramore, beabadoobee, Phoebe Bridgers, girl in red, MUNA, HAIM, GAYLE, Gracie Abrams, and OWENN . It will be presented by Capital One and produced by Taylor Swift Touring and promoted by the Messina Touring Group (MTG). 

To ensure tickets to Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour get into the hands of fans, Taylor Swift has partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program.  Fans can register HERE for the TaylorSwiftTix Presale powered by Verified Fan starting now through Wednesday, November 9 at 11:59PM ET. Registered fans who receive a code will have exclusive access to purchase tickets on Tuesday, November 15 starting at 10AM local venue time. Only fans that have received a unique code will have the chance to purchase tickets starting at $49 up to $449. In addition, VIP packages will start at $199 up to $899 on a first come, first served basis.

Previous Lover Fest Verified Fan purchasers will receive preferred access to participate in the TaylorSwiftTix Presale. Please make sure that you register with the same Ticketmaster Account as your Lover Fest purchase. Registration for the TaylorSwiftTix Presale powered by Verified Fan is open now at https://verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/TaylorSwiftTix .

In addition, through Capital One’s multi-year partnership with Taylor Swift, an exclusive premium allocation of tickets has been set aside for Capital One cardholders, who will have priority access to purchase tickets on November 15 th at 2PM local venue time through November 17 th at 10PM local venue time or until supplies last.

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*International dates to be announced

About Gracie Abrams

Since making her debut with “Mean It” in October 2019, Gracie Abrams has emerged as one of the most compelling songwriters of her generation.  She is a consummate songwriter who names iconic figures like Joni Mitchell and Taylor Swift as her most formative influences.  

With the arrival of her debut project  minor  in summer 2020, she received glowing reviews from the likes of Pigeons & Planes, i-D, Vogue and NME. Executive-produced by Blake Slatkin — and also made with leading producers like Joel Little and benny blanco-  minor  features her beloved singles, “21,” and “I miss you, I’m sorry”.  

In November 2021, Abrams returned with  This Is What It Feels Like , a 12-track project exploring such complex emotional experiences as self-betrayal, insecurity, and failed attempts at connection.  Abrams took on a greater role in the production process here, working with The National’s Aaron Dessner, Joel Little and Blake Slatkin to dream up each track.

Abrams kicked off 2022 with a headline tour of North America followed by a support slot on Olivia Rodrigo’s tour.  She reconnected with Dessner to release two songs this year – “Block me out” and “Difficult” – and continues to work on her debut album.

About beabadoobee

Racking up more than 4.6 billion global streams and major critical acclaim, beabadoobee has been on a skyrocketing trajectory over the past few years since the release of her first acoustic songs, crafted in her childhood bedroom. Bea’s critically acclaimed debut album Fake It Flowers established her as a one of music’s most buzzed about talents, earned her a late-night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and drew mainstream and tastemaker praise on both sides of the pond.

Born in the Philippines and raised in London, beabadoobee signed with Dirty Hit Records following the success of her viral single “Coffee” which was sampled later in 2020’s sixth most streamed song in the world that year on “death bed (coffee for your head)”

With her flawless output of confessional bedroom pop songs and a dedicated Gen-Z fanbase, beabadoobee’s sophomore album Beatopia opened up a deeply personal world. The album received global praise and hit #4 on the UK Official Album Chart. Marking her biggest year yet with performances at Coachella, Glastonbury, Gov Ball, Reading & Leeds.

At just 22 years old, Bea has been championed by and has received major critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, Vogue, Wall Street Journal, Teen Vogue, LA Times, The FADER, i-D, The Face, Dazed, Stereogum, The Guardian, New York Times and more.

About Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers released her debut album in 2017 as a relatively unknown singer-songwriter. In the five years since, she’s become an internationally lauded musician with four acclaimed bodies of work to her name: her solo debut,  Stranger In The Alps , the  boygenius  EP with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus in 2018,   Better Oblivion Community Center , a surprise collaboration with Conor Oberst in 2019, and her multi-Grammy nominated sophomore album  Punisher  in 2020. 

Punisher ’s release cemented her position as one of the most irresistibly clever and tenderly prolific songwriters of our era. The album gave Bridgers her first  Billboard #1  on the Emerging Artist Chart as well as Top Twenty Album Chart placings in the UK, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and Belgium.  Amidst late night TV performances –  including a smashing debut on  Saturday Night Live   –  sold out tours, festival appearances and work for charity, Bridgers has become a highly sought-after collaborator featured on recent releases from The 1975, Marcus Mumford, Kid Cudi, The Killers, Paul McCartney, Bright Eyes and Taylor Swift.  She was named Billboard’s Trailblazer Of The Year at the 2022 Women In Music Awards.  

About GAYLE

GAYLE’s debut EP,  a study of the human experience volume one , captures the 18 year old’s most specific and vividly real emotions: the tension between longing for connection and fearing vulnerability, the risk and thrill of refusing to compromise your own needs. Released in early 2022, the project features her electrifying chart topping smash single “ abcdefu ”: a double-Platinum anthem that propelled the Nashville-based artist to over 2 billion streams globally and such milestones as being named as a Billboard Music Awards finalist, and earn such honors as American Music Award and People’s Choice Award nominations for Best New Artist, and 2 MTV VMA nominations. In the midst of navigating that whirlwind success, GAYLE headed back into the studio to create  a study of the human experience volume two —a powerful new EP that doubles down on its predecessor’s unapologetic truth-telling, with  American Songwriter  writing “GAYLE’s uncensored honesty as a lyrical storyteller is what makes her music so captivating.” Highlighted by the playfully chaotic “ fmk (with blackbear) ” and the blissful “ snow angels ,”  a study of the human experience volume two  is out now. Heralded as a magnetic live performer, GAYLE has spent the past year on a headline tour, playing alongside Tate McRae, AJR, My Chemical Romance, and at festival dates around the world.

About girl in red

The alternative pop artist from Oslo, born Marie Ulven – is continuing her path to world domination, kicking off 2022 with a  Best New Alternative Artist nomination for the iHeart Radio Music Awards.

It’s a well-deserved nod, considering she was the most played female artist on Alt Radio with “Serotonin”. The song reached #2 and spent 30 weeks on the Alt chart, 21 of those weeks in the Top 10. “Serotonin” streams currently surpass 84M for the track, with over 1.85 billion career streams to date.

girl in red spent much of 2022 on her first headline tour since the release of her debut album; she had a robust run across North America with major festival highlights including Coachella and Lollapalooza. She also had monster sets at Oya, Glastonbury and a sold out headline show at NYC’s famed Pier 17. A passionate live performer she will continue to tour, up next is a UK & EU headline run in 2023, including a sold out show at O2 Academy Brixton. 

Ulven released her critically acclaimed debut album  if i could make it go quiet  in 2021, to world-wide critical acclaim from fans and critics alike. Celebrity supporters included Taylor Swift and Camilla Cabello and more. Press response was astoundingly positive, with many outlets proclaiming it  “Best of 2021”  including but not limited to Rolling Stone, Billboard, Variety, NPR, Stereogum, NYLON  and more. 

In 2021, she also performed on  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon  and  Late Night With Seth Meyers , as well as TV performances worldwide including but not limited to  Skavlan ,  Late Night Berlin  and  MTV’s EMA s. 

HAIM are sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim, hailing from Los Angeles, CA. The band made history as the first all-female rock group to be nominated for GRAMMY® Album of The Year with their third album, ‘Women In Music Pt. III.’ The album received two GRAMMY® nominations, the band’s single “The Steps” was nominated for ‘Best Rock Performance.’  The band again made history winning a Brit Award for Best International Group, the first time an all-female act has won this award since Destiny’s Child in 2002.  ‘Women In Music Pt. III’ was released in June and was met with an overwhelming amount of critical acclaim, rave reviews and included on a variety of year-end Top 10 lists. Named a “Critic’s Pick” by  The New York Times  and “Best New Music” by  Pitchfork , they heralded, “the third album from the trio is far and away their best. Intimate, multidimensional, and wide-ranging, the songwriting shines with personality and a great curiosity for melody and style.” ‘Women In Music Pt. III’ debuted at #1 on the Album Sales Chart, Alternative Chart and Rock Chart following release week in the US. The band also earned the #1 album in the UK, marking their second time at the top of the UK albums chart. Haim released their debut album “Days Are Gone” in 2013 which earned them a GRAMMY® nomination for Best New Artist. Renowned for their engaging high-energy live performances, HAIM have toured the world playing headline shows and festival stages including Glastonbury, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and more.  On their most recent headlining tour in support of Women In Music Part III, HAIM sold out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden as well as Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and 02 Arena in London

MUNA is magic. After releasing their now viral, life affirming, queer anthem “Silk Chiffon,” featuring the band’s new label head Phoebe Bridgers, the band have taken 2022 by storm. MUNA, the band’s self-titled third album, is a feat of an album — the forceful, deliberate, dimensional output of a band who has nothing to prove to anyone except themselves. 

Katie Gavin, Naomi McPherson, and Josette Maskin, began making music together in college and now have become something more like family.

“What ultimately keeps us together,” Maskin said, “is knowing that someone’s going to hear each one of these songs and use it to make a change they need in their life.” And that’s what MUNA does: it carves out a space in the middle of whatever existential muck you’re doing the everyday dog-paddle through and transports you, suddenly — you who’ve come to music looking for an answer you can’t find anywhere else — into a room where everything is possible, where the disco ball’s never stopped throwing sparkles on the walls, where you can sweat and cry and lie down on the floor and make out with whoever, where vulnerability in the presence of those who love you can make you feel momentarily bulletproof and self-consciousness only sharpens the swell of joy.

About OWENN

This Summer, OWENN, the talented multi-hyphenate, brought his enigmatic spirit and smokey sense of soul to the forefront as he formally introduced himself on his debut tour, highlighted by a Main Stage East show at Lollapalooza Paris; OWENN carried the momentum from Europe having just recently opened for Lil Nas X on the two sold out New York, Radio City Music Hall shows – Long Live Montero Tour.  

OWENN has attracted attention contributing dance moves on stages worldwide with A-list artists such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Megan Thee Stallion, Normani and others. Including, most recently working with Lil Nas X to choreograph his tv performances for MTV VMAs and live show appearances on the iHeart Jingle Ball Tour.  OWENN became a staple of Taylor Swift’s show on her  1989 Tour  and  Reputation Tour .  In 2019, he starred alongside Taylor in her video for “ Lover ,” as well as Normani in her video for “ Motivation ”.

Inspired by Prince, Marvin Gaye, Usher, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, and the Smiths, among others, OWENN’s emotional and spiritual approach to dance translated to writing and recording. OWENN’s debut EP will be released in fall of 2023.

About Paramore

When Paramore revealed they were recording together in January 2022 the response from music fans around the world was immediate and celebratory. In the time since the Grammy-winning, RIAA-certified multi-Platinum band released their last album,  After Laughter  – and Hayley Williams unveiled two lauded solo albums – Paramore have become more popular than ever.  Over the last few years Paramore’s influence and popularity has snowballed, as the age of streaming organically propelled them into a position as one of the world’s biggest, most culturally compelling rock bands. For the band, who formed as teenagers in Tennessee, their 20-year trajectory has seen them grow from youthful outsiders to bone-fide pop culture icons, permeating the musical landscape by inspiring a new generation of musical talent. Their forthcoming sixth album  This Is Why , set for release on Atlantic Records in February 2023, is preceded by the dynamic title track, most immediate worldwide radio hit of the band’s career to date. 

Globally renowned for their arena-filling and festival-headlining performance prowess, the opportunity to see Paramore play their first theater shows in years created headline news. Their Fall 2022 and UK arena shows for Spring 2023 sold out in minutes. The band are donating a portion of their ticket sales to organizations working in areas of essential community support, including ARC Southeast, Kansas Abortion Funds, Shelter Safe Canada, Support & Feed and REVERB.

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Taylor Swift's Eras Tour at MetLife Stadium: Everything you need to know

By Lindsay Cayne

Updated on: May 25, 2023 / 1:15 PM EDT / CBS New York

NEW YORK  -   Iconic music star Taylor Swift is coming to our area this weekend for The Eras Tour . 

Her three-show run at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., starts Friday, May 26th. 

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Singer-Songwriter Phoebe Bridgers is opening for all three shows. Pop artist Gayle is singing on Friday, Gracie Adams on Saturday, and former Taylor Swift backup dancer Owenn joins on Sunday.

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  • The shows at MetLife begin around 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26th, Saturday, May 27th, and Sunday, May 28th
  • Stadium gates open at 4:30 p.m.
  • Parking lots open at 12:30 p.m.: $40 per car, $160 per bus  
  • For more information on parking at MetLife Stadium, as well as general directions, you can check out the MetLife stadium's information page here
  • Tailgating is allowed; Drones, model aircraft, kites and any other remote controlled or tethered flying objects are not allowed on the complex, according to MetLife Stadium. For more information,  click here
  • There is a designated rideshare zone, which you can learn more about here
  • Alcohol policy: MetLife Stadium says any guest who appears 40 years old or younger will be required to provide proof of age and a form of ID
  • Carry-in policy: Clear bags that are 12-by-6-by-12 inches or less in size (1 bag per person); Small purses/handbags (clutch-type bags) that are 4.5-by-6.5 inches or less in size (1 per person); Food of any kind that is in a clear plastic bag; Factory-sealed, plastic bottles of water or soft drinks that are 20 ounces or less in size; For more information on carry-in items click here
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What to wear? It's up to you but experts from The Mills at Jersey Gardens, an indoor outlet mall in Elizabeth, New Jersey, gives these suggestions on how to channel your inner "era."

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‘This Is Extraordinary’: Why the Eras Tour Is Taylor Swift’s Greatest Live Triumph Yet

By Rob Sheffield

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“Jersey, welcome to the Eras Tour!” Taylor Swift yelled on Friday night. “There is one thing that I daydream about with the childlike enthusiasm of a hundred birthday parties, and that is MetLife Stadium Night 1.” That gets the mood about right. She spent this weekend at her long-awaited MetLife Stadium shows in New Jersey destroying the hearts and lungs of 83,000 of the planet’s most godforsaken messes. All three shows were chaotic jubilation, full of songs we’ve waited years to sing. And Taylor missed this more than any of us. 

This weekend I spent three consecutive nights at these shows, singing and weeping and suffering and agonizing through an emotional epic Tay-pocalypse every night. But it feels brutal that it’s over so soon. Nobody wanted it to stop. Not even Taylor, who paused on Sunday night at her piano during “Champagne Problems” to rave, “If you think I’m just coasting along thinking this is normal, I can assure you this is not the case. This is extraordinary.”

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The communal vibe is always intense at a Swift show, but never more than at this one. I was in the Night 1 parking lot about 10 minutes before someone I’d never met gave me a BETTY’S CARDIGAN friendship bracelet that I’m still wearing right now. I brought extra packs of pocket tissues, which came in handy when the Fearless interlude inspired a few meltdowns in my row Sunday night. When Taylor began the Evermore section into “Tis the Damn Season,” the security guy came over and said, “You the guy with the tissues?” Another couple of fans were having tear-duct emergencies, sobbing to me, “I really love this album!” ONLY at a Taylor show. 

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Over the show, she celebrates every part of her career, except her 2006 country debut, which surprisingly doesn’t even make a token appearance, though she’s done some of the songs as acoustic one-offs. (There’s no other career where such a great debut could turn out to be Not Era Enough.) Some of the eras turned into full-blown dance parties, like 1989 , Reputation , and Midnights . Fearless was the one era where she flashed her early twangy side — she made such a statement by stepping out on the catwalk after the first verse for a triumphant power twirl. It was pandemonium when she introduced “You Belong With Me” and “Love Story” by asking, “Jersey, are you ready to go back to high school with me?” 

By the time she got to the Folklore era, it was already a few hours into the show, but her emotional brutality never let up — honestly, the worst thing that she ever did was what she did to us. She sang “The One” on the roof of a mossy cottage — the line that blows up into a real audience screamer is “You meet some woman on the internet and taaaaake her hooome .” She did just the peak of “Illicit Affairs,” the “don’t call me kid” chant — a song about sordid meetings in parking lots hit hard coming an hour after “Fearless,” a very different song about a couple in a parking lot, but maybe the same girl a few years down the line. So many of the songs felt extra cathartic live, since virtually all of us in the crowd learned to sing these songs in a moment of extreme solitude and isolation. She did “Betty,” “Cardigan,” “My Tears Ricochet,” and the unstoppable “August,” pouncing on that final “get in the car!” Also, it wouldn’t be Tay’s style to forget that MetLife Stadium is literally behind a mall .

She slips acoustic surprise songs into the set list every night, one on guitar and one alone with her piano. On Friday night, she did “Getaway Car” (with Jersey boy Jack Antonoff) and “Maroon.” On Saturday, it was a pair of New York love songs, “Holy Ground” and “False God.” But the peaks were Sunday night, when she did a stripped-down “Welcome to New York,” leaning hard on the line that people chose to overlook in 2014 — “You can want who you want/Boys and boys and girls and girls.” Then she did a devastating “Clean” on piano. Her enthusiasm spilled over with quips like “You guys always give 113 per cent” or “You will get a treat for that!” Early on Friday night, she declared, “You guys are historically a great crowd. Do you think that you want to continue that tradition?” When the fans roared, she replied, “I was hoping you would say that. In case you said no, I was going to just ditch this plan completely.”

“All Too Well (Ten Minute Version)” was the coup de grace, filling up the enormous space with the sound of just Taylor and her thousands of confidantes. It couldn’t help but evoke the moment when she sang it the first time she played MetLife Stadium — 10 summers ago, in July 2013. That night, it already seemed incredibly to think of how far she’d come so fast. But 10 ears later, hearing “All Too Well” in that same venue, it seemed to sum up everywhere she’s traveled in those past 10 years. Like the rest of the Eras Tour, it was a celebration of all the holy ground she and her audience has covered.

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At one point on Sunday night, during the Midnights finale, I heard voices and thought the security guard near me was arguing with a fan. It turned out they were just trading friendship bracelets. It’s THAT kind of show. That’s the world this woman and only this woman creates, on an epic scale, night after night. There’s no experience in music like being part of that world Taylor Swift creates for a few hours. And there’s no way not to feel joyful about taking it all with you when you leave. 

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The Startling Intimacy of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour

By Amanda Petrusich

An illustration of Taylor Swift singing with confetti falling around her.

Critics are always bellyaching about the death of the monoculture—we no longer consume the same cultural objects at the same time or in the same way, and as a result we feel disconnected, adrift, lost. The mind-boggling inescapability of Taylor Swift ’s latest endeavor—a sixty-date stadium romp known as the Eras Tour—offers one enormous exception. The tour recaps all ten of Swift’s studio albums, presenting each as an epoch, with its own elaborate sets, costumes, and vibes. (The scope of the show reinforces the hysterical demands on twenty-first-century pop stars: be something new every time you show up, or don’t show up at all.) Swift cancelled her previous tour, in 2020; the sweeping concept of this one, combined with the long delay to see her live again, guaranteed that the demand for tickets would be preposterously high. Ticketmaster bungled the rollout so badly that the company received a public talking-to from Swift herself. Not long afterward, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to investigate whether Live Nation Entertainment, which owns both Ticketmaster and many major concert venues, has an illegal monopoly. The tour, which concludes in November, could, by some foggy estimates, make Swift a billionaire.

I attended a show at MetLife Stadium, in New Jersey. It was a warm Saturday evening in May, and I wore a cardigan. My daughter, who is about to turn two, had picked out my socks, which had cats all over them—a little wink to the fans, I thought. (Swift loves cats.) Let me tell you: no one was looking at my socks. This crowd had made it fashion. The fits were shimmering and often bespoke. The eye makeup was elaborate. The pavement outside the stadium was dappled with thousands of fallen sequins. Strangers were mouthing the word “slay” to each other. Forearms were wrapped in bracelets featuring Swift-isms spelled out in lettered beads. I was seated in front of two people dressed as fully decorated Christmas trees. (Swift was brought up on a Christmas-tree farm in Pennsylvania.) The crowd was ecstatic, doting, and very sober. The line for chicken fingers was, per my calculation, fifteen times longer than the line for beer.

Swift has for years been a savant of what I might call “you guys” energy, a chatty, ersatz intimacy that feels consonant with the way we exist on social media—offering a glimpse of our private lives, but in a deliberate and mediated way. When Swift addressed the seventy-four thousand people who had gathered to see her, I felt as though she was not only speaking directly to me but confessing something urgent. After one long applause break, she said, “There’s nothing I can say that can accurately thank you for doing that. You just, like, screamed your head off for an hour and a half. That was insane.” Maybe it’s her savvy use of what feels like the singular “you.” When I attempted to explain this feeling to other people, it sounded as though I had been conned. Yet I’d prefer to think of it as an act of kindness: Swift sees each of us (literally—we were given light-up bracelets upon entering) and wants us to know it.

On TikTok , fans discuss each concert with a fervor and knowledge that reminds me of the grizzled heads who spend years analyzing old Grateful Dead set lists. Swift’s show is famously long—more than three hours. By the end, mothers were carrying out sleeping children. I found Swift’s stamina astounding. (She is onstage the entire time, save costume changes.) Some eras translate better than others to the shape and echo of a football stadium. The lusty bite of “Reputation,” for instance, overpowered the aching ballads of “evermore.” There were some nice surprises: Phoebe Bridgers came out to sing “Nothing New,” a wounded song from “Red (Taylor’s Version),” and the Bronx-born rapper Ice Spice performed on a smug remix of “Karma.” Toward the end of the set, Swift does two acoustic songs, on piano or guitar. It’s the only part of the show that reliably changes. That night, she performed “Holy Ground” and “False God.” The latter is one of Swift’s most carnal songs. “I know heaven’s a thing / I go there when you touch me,” she sings.

Swift’s voice has become richer and stronger over the years; its clarity and tone foreground her lyrics. Played on piano, absent the R. & B. production of the studio version, “False God” felt, suddenly, like a reflective song about resigning yourself to failure. Love and sex are a trap, its lyrics suggest; never trust the fantasy sold to you by pop songs:

We might just get away with it The altar is my hips Even if it’s a false god.

Swift is sometimes described as “professional,” which feels like a pejorative—it suggests decorum, efficiency, steadiness, and various other qualities that, in general, have nothing to do with great art. She has perhaps been unfairly dismissed as too capable and too practiced, an overachieving, class-president type. I’ll admit that I’ve struggled, at times, with the precision of her work. If you’re someone who seeks danger in music, Swift’s albums can feel safe; it’s hard to find a moment of genuine musical discord or spontaneity. Over time, though, I’ve come to understand this criticism of Swift as tangled up with some very old and poisonous ideas about genius, most of which come from men slyly rebranding the terrible behavior of other men. (Swift sees it this way, too. On “The Man,” she imagines life without misogyny: “I’d be a fearless leader / I’d be an alpha type.”)

The intense parasocial bond that Swift’s fans feel with her—the singular, desperate throb of their devotion—can swing from charming to troublesome. When Swift débuts new costumes, as she did in New Jersey, a wave of glee washes over Twitter. But when she puts out a new song (“You’re Losing Me”) with lyrics that suggest romantic turmoil (“And I wouldn’t marry me either / A pathological people pleaser”), it can provoke vitriol—in this case toward the actor Joe Alwyn, Swift’s former partner. (Weeks earlier, Swifties were outraged after one of Alwyn’s co-stars posted a photo of him on a scooter, which was read as an egregious slight because Swift has been in a public battle with a music executive named Scooter Braun.) It’s hard enough to understand a relationship when you’re inside it; trying to piece together a narrative via song lyrics and a few paparazzi photos seems like a fundamental misunderstanding of human relations. Swift was recently rumored to be dating Matty Healy , of the British rock band the 1975. Healy is, depending on whom you ask, either an irascible provocateur or a disgusting bigot. Some of Swift’s fans deemed him a racist torture-porn enthusiast, owing to comments he made on a podcast, and groused about him after he and Swift were photographed together. Though it would be easy, and maybe even correct, to dismiss this sort of hullabaloo as ultimately innocuous—just people being hyperbolic online, in the same way one might tweet, say, “Taylor Swift can run me over with a tractor”—the swarm-and-bully tactic feels at odds with Swift’s music, which has always lionized the misunderstood underdog. Maybe Healy deserves it. Alwyn, at least, seems innocent. This is the obvious flip side of Swift’s purposeful cultivation of intimacy. From afar, her fans’ possessiveness appears both mighty and frightening.

Still, the intensity of her fandom manifests so differently offline. Swift’s performance might be fixed, perfect (it has to be, of course, to carry a tour so technically ambitious), but what happens in the crowd is messy, wild, benevolent, and beautiful. I was mostly surrounded by women between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five. As Swift herself once sang, on “22,” that particular stretch into post-adolescence is marked by feeling “happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time.” The camaraderie in the audience invited a very particular kind of giddiness. My best friend from childhood had accompanied me, and when she returned from the concession stand carrying two Diet Pepsis so enormous that they required her to bear-hug them for safe transport, I started laughing harder than I have laughed in several years.

As the night went on, I began to understand how Swift’s fandom is tied to the primal urge to have something to protect and be protected by. In recent years, community, one of our most elemental human pleasures, has been decimated by COVID , politics, technology, capitalism. These days, people will take it where they can get it. Swift often sings of alienation and yearning. She has an unusual number of songs about being left behind. Not by the culture—though I think she worries about that, too—but by someone she cared about who couldn’t countenance the immensity of her life. In her world, love is conditional and frequently temporary. (“You could call me ‘babe’ for the weekend,” she sings on “ ’tis the damn season,” a line I’ve always found profoundly sad.) On the chorus of “The Archer,” she sings, “Who could ever leave me, darling? / But who could stay?” Toward the end of the song, she adds a more hopeful line: “You could stay.”

As she sang that “you” on Saturday, she raised an arm and pointed directly to the audience. Swift has written many songs that describe her devotion as a punishment to be endured. “I love you, ain’t that the worst thing you ever heard?” she bellows on “Cruel Summer.” She believes that the force of her affection will push people away. But her fans have remained. They have buoyed her; in turn, she has given them everything. ♦

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Where to watch Taylor Swift's Eras Tour movie in NYC: locations, tickets and show times

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Missed out on all the Taylor Swift's Eras Tour mayhem when it came sweeping into MetLife Stadium  this past May? Never fear: you can experience all of those sparkly costume changes, surprise songs and "Cruel Summer" bridge scream-alongs for yourself when the record-breaking concert tour comes to a movie theater near you.

Yes, on Thursday, August 31, the performer announced the  Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film via an Instagram post. " The Eras Tour has been the most meaningful, electric experience of my life so far and I’m overjoyed to tell you that it’ll be coming to the big screen soon 😆 Starting Oct 13th you’ll be able to experience the concert film in theaters in North America! Tickets are on sale now. Eras attire, friendship bracelets, singing and dancing encouraged 🫶 1, 2, 3 LGB!!!! (iykyk)" the singer captioned the post.

Beginning Friday, October 13, the concert movie will be screened at AMC locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico with at least four showtimes per day on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Here's everything New York-based Swifties need to know. 

Where in NYC is showing Taylor Swift's Eras Tour movie?

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert movie will be playing at all AMC locations across the U.S., so in terms of the New York City area, that means you have 26 locations to choose from, with nine alone in Manhattan, from Kips Bay to Harlem, East Village to Lincoln Square. Check out all of the local AMC locations here . 

How much are tickets to Taylor Swift's Eras Tour movie?

All adult tickets to the concert film will be priced at $19.89 —yes, in honor of Swift's fifth studio album, 1989 —plus tax for all showtimes except branded premium large format screens; children's and senior tickets will cost $13.13 without tax. The movie will also screen in IMAX and Dolby Cinema at AMC, as well as in other premium large formats, for the standard up-charge fees. 

Tickets are on sale now at AMCTheatres.com and Fandango.com. And just a head's up, if you're an AMC Stubs A-List member, you won't be able to use your membership to reserve tickets, so plan accordingly!

Check out a trailer of Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film below: 

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All the Surprise Songs Taylor Swift Has Performed on The Eras Tour (So Far)

Taylor Swift's Eras Tour serves two surprise songs at every stop.

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Taylor Swift ‘s Eras Tour set list features a surprise song (or two), so far performed during a mini acoustic set, on each date of the the superstar’s trek, which kicked off in March 2023.

Guitar in hand and making her way to the end of the stage’s catwalk at March 17’s Eras kickoff in Glendale, Ariz., Swift revealed her intentions for the acoustic portion of her long-awaited live show. She’ll perform a surprise song that will not be played again on this tour — probably.

“The plan, the goal, would be to play different songs every single night and never repeat one. Right? So that when you heard one on this tour, you would know it’s the only time that I was going to play it in the acoustic set, unless — caveat — unless I mess it up so badly,” she said with a small laugh, “that I have to do it over again in some other city. Send your best wishes towards me that I don’t do that.”

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The Eras Tour is her first real tour in five years, and the first time the prolific songwriter is getting to perform selections from Lover , Folklore , Evermore and Midnights to sold-out stadium crowds.

Eras Tour night one introduced a career-spanning, whopping 44-song setlist with a runtime of more than three hours, with Swift playing anywhere from one to eight tracks from all 10 of her full-length studio albums. The show’s nightly surprise is sure to keep her fans on their tallest tiptoes, waiting to hear what gem will be unveiled at their concert.

Below, check out the list of all the surprise songs she’s brought to The Eras Tour, courtesy of social media livestreams and post-concert clips uploaded by Swifties in attendance. Bookmark this page, as the list will updated regularly as the tour goes on.

"Mirrorball"

Taylor Swift Mirrorball Eras Tour

Performed at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona (March 17, 2023)

“I was thinking about the first one I would play for you,” Swift said at the very first Eras Tour concert, to a crowd of fans who were still gloriously spoiler-free about what was in store for the rest of the show. “I was thinking about what song to play first, and I was thinking about how one of the songs that I wrote with you in mind during the pandemic was one of the first songs I wrote for Folklore , and it was me writing about how badly I craved the connection that I feel from the care that you have directed in my way. I’m trying to tell you I love you, and I’m babbling,” she noted. Swift tried again: “I was trying to think of sort of an eloquent way to say that I love you and I need your attention all the time, and I came up with ‘I’m a mirrorball.'” After the wordy intro, Swift begins singing “Mirrorball” at the 2:17 timestamp in the video above.

"Tim McGraw"

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“I was thinking about tonight and how special this is,” Swift explained on the opening night of The Eras Tour, and then added, “So I thought it might be kind of fun to play the very first song I ever put out.” The crowd gladly sang along to her pretty piano rendition of her debut single, nearly 17 years after it was first released. “Tim McGraw” was the only track from her first album to make the Eras setlist in Arizona.

"This Is Me Trying"

Taylor Swift This Is Me Trying Eras Tour

Performed at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona (March 18, 2023)

“I keep forgetting what key it’s in — one second. It’s lost all concept to me,” Swift joked before launching into the emotional Folklore track as the first of two surprise songs, at the second show of The Eras Tour.

"State of Grace"

Taylor Swift State of Grace Eras Tour

Swift brought the Red album opener down to its roots as a piano ballad in Glendale. Her delicate vocals were echoed by a stadium of thousands joining in, making for a chilling moment of connection between a singer-songwriter and her fans.

Performed at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (March 24, 2023)

“I do get ideas from places. I actually saw an interview that Beabadoobee did — who is our amazing, brilliant opening act tonight — and they were saying, ‘Oh, you’re going on The Eras Tour. What song might you want to hear?’ And she was like, ‘I grew up listening to songs on her first album.’ And she named a specific song. So I figured, you know what, for her first show with us, I’ll play the specific song that she said she would want to hear. So this is a song I wrote for my ninth-grade talent show. It’s called ‘Our Song.’”

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"Snow on the Beach"

“Lana Del Rey put out a new album. It’s called Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. Guys, it’s so good. You probably already know that, but it’s just extraordinary. I just think she’s the best that we have. I think we need to make it a priority as a group to stream, buy, support this album and this artist. She knows I’m obsessed with her, and she was kind enough to make a song with me on Midnights called ‘Snow on the Beach’ because she’s a generous king. She did that for me, and I’ll never forget how nice she’s been to me. It’s so cool when you have favorite artists and they turn out to be so nice to you. I wanted to just do some promo for her, and also, in honor of this brilliant album that she just put out, I wanted to play ‘Snow on the Beach.’”

🎥| @TaylorSwift13 debuts "Snow On The Beach" performance pic.twitter.com/K87w73cPNm — The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) March 25, 2023

"Cowboy Like Me" (with Marcus Mumford)

Performed at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (March 25, 2023)

“Las Vegas, Nevada, you are so lucky, because we do have a special guest with us tonight,” Swift told the sold-out crowd when introducing Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford. “Would you sing ‘Cowboy Like Me’ with me?” The duo paired up for the 2020 Evermore duet.

Taylor Swift and @MarcusMumford performing “cowboy like me” at #TSTheErasTour  ! pic.twitter.com/CAq6i58Whz — Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (@TSTheErasTour) March 26, 2023

"White Horse"

🎥| @TaylorSwift13 singing "White Horse" on piano pic.twitter.com/QhaMdkXva1 — The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) March 26, 2023

“Sad Beautiful Tragic”

Performed at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (March 31, 2023)

Swift worked in “Sad Beautiful Tragic” from Red to the setlist during her acoustic portion of the Arlington show. Strumming it on just an acoustic guitar, she introduced the song saying, “I love this one. When I love a song, I don’t care what anyone says.”

🚨| Taylor Swift performing “Sad Beautiful Tragic TV” from “Red TV” at ‘The Eras Tour’! The crowd is singing along beautifully. #TSTheErasTour #ArlingtonTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/tNseMswsZF — The Eras Tour (@tswifterastour) April 1, 2023
🚨| Taylor Swift performing “Ours” from “Speak Now” at ‘The Eras Tour’! The crowd is singing along beautifully. #TSTheErasTour   #ArlingtonTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/nxbxOCQlCt — The Eras Tour (@tswifterastour) April 1, 2023

“Death By A Thousand Cuts”

Performed at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (April 1, 2023)

Taylor Swift performing her first surprise song, “Death By A Thousand Cuts” #TStheErasTour   pic.twitter.com/HquXNUdNKB — Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (@TSTheErasTour) April 2, 2023
Taylor Performed Clean tonight as 2nd surprise song at #ArlingtonTSTheErasTour #TSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/qQfOcPWzYX — Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (@TSTheErasTour) April 2, 2023

"Speak Now"

Performed at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (April 13, 2023)

“I’ve been thinking a lot about one of my albums recently. One of my albums has been on my mind a lot … lots going on in my brain about it. So I thought I might play the title track of that album.”

Taylor singing Speak Now as the first surprise song tonight in Tampa! #TSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/saKMe95yjz — Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) April 14, 2023

"Treacherous"

🎥| @TaylorSwift13 performing "Treacherous" pic.twitter.com/9ptkpzketV — The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) April 14, 2023

"The Great War" (with Aaron Dessner)

Performed at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (April 14, 2023)

“This song really took on a new meaning when you guys made enough jokes about how you trying to get tickets for this tour felt like surviving the great war,” Swift joked prior to the debut live performance of the Midnights (3am Edition)  track.

🎶| The crowd singing 'The Great War' bridge pic.twitter.com/FVO4QyurOC — The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) April 15, 2023

"You're on Your Own, Kid"

You're On Your Own, Kid tonight! #TSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/UCnj8E39QS — Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (@TSTheErasTour) April 15, 2023

"Mad Woman"

Performed at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (April 15, 2023)

“I have a really, really, really wonderful, incredible person in my life who I’ve been making music with,” Swift said, bringing Aaron Dessner out on her stage for a second time this tour and joining him at the piano bench. “…We wrote this song that I really love because it allowed me to get a lot off my chest, and now we’re gonna sing it for you — ’cause who doesn’t love a mad woman?”

MAD WOMAN. 💀💀💀 #TampaTSTheErasTour #TheErasTourTS @taylornation13 pic.twitter.com/MvkDCStWgA — ღMarci (It’s me. Hi.) (@loveMarci) April 16, 2023

Swift picked up the guitar for surprise song No. 2 of the night, complimenting the particularly loud Tampa crowd. She explained that she thought she’d play a song they might know and want to sing along with. “Just thought that would be nice, which is the opposite of mean,” she quipped.

WHY YOU GOTTA BE SO MEAN #TSTheErasTour #TampaTSTheErasTour @taylornation13 pic.twitter.com/nGNfqbYKV4 — allison | ERAS 4/13 & 15 💙✨ (taylor’s version) (@lovetayalatte13) April 16, 2023

"Wonderland"

Performed at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas (April 21, 2023)

Wonderland, Tonight! #TSTheErasTour #HoustonTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/SH0bWNAsBK — Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (@TSTheErasTour) April 22, 2023

"You're Not Sorry"

You're Not Sorry, tonight #TSTheErasTour #HoustonTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/qpSNpQhLZg — Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (@TSTheErasTour) April 22, 2023

"A Place in This World"

Performed at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas (April 22, 2023)

Going way back to her very early songwriting days, Swift introduced “A Place in This World” as a song she penned around the age of 13 — noting that she might relate to its lyrics even more 20 years later.

A Place in This World, Tonight! #TStheErasTour pic.twitter.com/ENJcQkshGr — Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (@TSTheErasTour) April 23, 2023

"Today Was a Fairytale"

“You make every day on this tour feel like a fairytale,” Swift told her fans before performing the song, originally featured on the soundtrack for the 2010 film Valentine’s Day , on piano. (At the second of three Houston shows, she admitted that The Eras Tour has basically become her “entire personality.”)

🎥| @TaylorSwift13 for "Today Was A Fairytale" pic.twitter.com/YNc7TMunxW — The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) April 23, 2023

"Begin Again"

Performed at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas (April 23, 2023)

“We’ve come to the acoustic era,” Swift said as she set up for the two surprise songs of the evening at the end of the catwalk. Before launching into the Red track, she told the crowd, “I hope that if you know it, you sing along” — and they did.

📹 | Taylor Swift singing ‘Begin Again’ tonight #HoustonTSTheErasTour #TSTheErasTour https://t.co/GNfsA40mwt — Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) April 24, 2023

"Cold as You"

“No shade to the other songs on the album,” Swift joked, expressing an utmost love for the emotional ballad from her debut album, which she played at the piano for the night three Houston audience. “Cold as You” immediately trended on Twitter while she sang the song live on tour for the first time in a decade.

Cold As You , tonight! #TSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/HDAtoxfhkj — Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (@TSTheErasTour) April 24, 2023

"The Other Side of the Door"

Performed at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia (April 28, 2023)

“This is one of my favorite moments in the show because it kind of keeps me on my toes,” Swift said to a wild crowd in Atlanta.

“When I was rerecording my album Fearless , I looked back and I was listening to this one … I remember when I wrote this one I was so obsessed with this sort of, like, rant I put at the end of the song,” she said, hinting at the deep cut that was to come. “And I never, I don’t think I really got to perform it live. If I ever I ever did, it was not enough times, so I’d really love to play the song. It’s called ‘The Other Side of the Door.'”

🚨| Taylor Swift performing “The Other Side of the Door (Taylor’s Version)” at tonight’s show! #TSTheErasTour #AtlantaTSTheErasTour #TSTheErasTourAtlanta pic.twitter.com/VfZUlOKvRP — The Eras Tour (@tswifterastour) April 29, 2023

"Coney Island"

A pretty long speech came before the first-ever solo (and first-ever at all) live performance of the heart-wrenching Evermore highlight, originally a duet with with Matt Berninger.

“Any time I’m gonna talk about or even reference another artist, I feel inclined to tell you that if they’re not here, they’re not here,” she warned the crowd. “No one else is here. You are stuck with me. It’s only me. But I am gonna talk about another artist. I just feel like, you know, stadiums are huge and it’s important to really communicate, so that’s what I’m doing. I’m gonna talk about another artist who has an album that just came out that is so incredible. The National just had an album come out. This band has influenced me beyond my ability to verbalize how much they’ve influenced me — just lyrically, their ability to set a scene, their ability to tell a story. And obviously, Aaron Dessner is in The National and he has completely changed my life. I was lucky enough to be able to write a song with them for their new album, which is called the First Two Pages of Frankenstein . Check it out, stream it, buy it on vinyl. I love them so much. They’ve been so kind to me. So, I’m not gonna sing the song that we have on this new album — it’s called ‘The Alcott’ — check that out, though. But I am gonna sing ‘Coney Island.'”

THANK YOU TAYLOR #AtlantaTSTheErasTour https://t.co/HUKGgpYrxU pic.twitter.com/vFzL9S3fvX — connor | ERAS TOUR 4/28 & 4/30 (@ivymidnights) April 29, 2023

"High Infidelity"

Performed at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia (April 29, 2023)

“Do you really wanna know where I was April 29th?” Swift improvised before beginning the actual song. “Atlanta, Georgia.”

🎥| @TaylorSwift13 performing "High Infidelity" pic.twitter.com/hbOUeSPtDD — The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) April 30, 2023

For her second surprise song of night two in Atlanta, Swift made “Gorgeous” the first Reputation track to get the acoustic treatment this tour.

first rep era song, GORGEOUS, as the 2nd suprise song!! @TSTheErasTour @taylornation13 #AtlantaTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/NpJENQMWnm — KL (@kit_lamungkun) April 30, 2023

"I Bet You Think About Me"

Performed at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia (April 30, 2023)

🎵 | The surprise songs tonight are ‘I Bet You Think About Me’ and ‘How You Get The Girl’! #AtlantaTSTheErasTour #TSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/GI9Zn34bog — Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) May 1, 2023

"How You Get the Girl"

HOW YOU GET THE GIRL pic.twitter.com/BKlB7ZytP5 — c 💌 (@celestialswiftt) May 1, 2023

"Sparks Fly"

Performed at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee (May 5, 2023)

“I’ve been planning something for a while. You know how I love to plan things. You know how I love to surprise you… It’s my love language with you,” Swift teased during her first night in Nashville on The Eras Tour. “I plot, I scheme, I plan.”

“Rather than me speaking about it,” she said with a grin, “I thought I would just show you — If you would direct your attention to the back screen.” The screen announced that Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) will be released on July 7, and Swift then launched into the album track “Sparks Fly” on acoustic guitar.

SPEAK NOW OUT JULY 7th!!!!! SPARKS FLY first secret song!!!! #NashvilleTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/EiZJqo0x44 — Mike Martin (@jovifan214) May 6, 2023

"Teardrops on My Guitar"

Before playing the next surprise song at the piano, a selection from her debut, Swift reflected on her early years in Nashville, noting that she’d moved to the city while in eighth grade. “I’d been writing songs since I was 12, but when I think about Nashville I think about writing all the songs that would end up on my first album,” she told the crowd.

#NashvilleTSTheErasTour TEARDROPS ON MY GUITAR!!!!! All the feels for the early Swift tonight!!!!!! Welcome home @taylorswift13 !!!!! pic.twitter.com/P44dJcfR5l — Mike Martin (@jovifan214) May 6, 2023

"Out of the Woods"

Performed at Nissan Stadium in Nashville (May 6, 2023)

“I think I saved a really good one for right now,” Swift, acoustic guitar in hand, teased the Nashville night two crowd. “You be the judge based on how loudly you scream. This one’s from 1989 .”

#NashvilleTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/aeaddW6445 — mckenzie ✨era’s 5/6 (@tisthedamseas0n) May 7, 2023

Sitting at the piano, Swift joked, “I feel like if I give you one piece of information you’d know exactly what song I was about to play,” before singing the Fearless classic “Fifteen” for her high school best friend Abigail, who was at the show.

Taylor Swift cantando "Fifteen" para Abigail que está no show de hoje. ❤️ #NashvilleTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/2ieAcXikGu — Taylor Swift Brasil 🕰 (@taylorswiftbr) May 7, 2023

"Would've, Could've, Should've"

Performed at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee (May 7, 2023)

Swift welcomed “kind, wonderful genius” Aaron Dessner to the stage on a stormy night in Nashville to join her on the surprise song from the 3AM version of Midnights . “He was warned about the rain, and he did accept the challenge anyway,” she said.

“Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve” was “one of our favorites when we made it,” Swift noted.

Would’ve Could’ve Should’ve sorry the rain is crazy #TSTheErasTour #TSErasTourNashville pic.twitter.com/coWazioQbC — Lindѕєy ✨NASHVILLE 5/5 & 5/7✨ (@lindzz_21) May 8, 2023

“I want to play a song that when I wrote it, I was writing about all these relationship things that hadn’t happened yet,” Swift said from her seat at the piano. She described how “it’s crazy” to go back and listen to songs that at the time were rooted in “fantasy” but at her age now are relatable, and then introduced the Speak Now track that was coming next: “This is called ‘Mine,'” Swift said.

MINE SOUNDED LIKE HEAVEN #NashvilleTSTheErasTour @taylornation13 pic.twitter.com/PNr8eE1iWC — Sydney & Mary (Nashville 5/7) (@swiftpix13) May 8, 2023

"Gold Rush"

Performed at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (May 12, 2023)

“I wanted to start out with this one in Philly because there was sort of a — I don’t know how large the debate was, but I did see the debate,” Swift told the audience, referencing the “Eagles T-shirt hanging from the door” lyrics from “Gold Rush.”

“I saw some people wondering if it was the band the Eagles or the team the Eagles,” the singer added. “And I love the band the Eagles, but guys, like, come on, I’m from Philly.”

Taylor Swift fully confirmed her status as an #Eagles fan tonight much to the delight of the crowd at the Linc. 🦅 pic.twitter.com/GJ4ppZJhTg — Eagles Nation (@PHLEaglesNation) May 13, 2023
📹 | Taylor Swift performing ‘gold rush’ as surprise song one tonight! #PhillyTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/C4c3cCtmpK — Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) May 13, 2023

"Come Back… Be Here"

“I take requests if they are polite and decently worded,” Swift told the sold-out crowd, adding that the request came from special guest Phoebe Bridgers.

📹 | Taylor Swift performing ‘Come Back… Be Here’ tonight as surprise song two! #PhillyTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/9MmcyysDBS — Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) May 13, 2023

"Forever & Always"

Performed at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (May 13, 2023)

“I have a request that I’m gonna do,” Swift teased the crowd before playing the first of two surprise songs on May 13.

“My friend Lena, it’s her birthday today,” she said, explaining that “she wanted to hear ‘Forever & Always.'”

Forever and always in 2023 #phillytstheerastour pic.twitter.com/kVtoscSw1u — Caro (@dwohthaunted) May 14, 2023

"This Love"

Heading over to her piano, Swift said she loved this night and didn’t want it to end, and then — without an introduction — played the emotional 1989 song “This Love.”

The bridge of This Love #TheErasTourPhilly pic.twitter.com/LTuNOEx0NA — Keo 🕛 | fan account (@exileoutdid) May 14, 2023

"Hey Stephen"

Performed at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (May 14, 2023)

“I had a few really nice, fun people ask me to do this one,” Swift said, and then took the crowd back almost 15 years to a Fearless classic, “Hey Stephen.”

Hey Stephen is the first surprise song for Philly night 3! #TSTheErasTour #PhillyTSTheErasTour @taylornation13 pic.twitter.com/nnwgyaFcye — Holly Caitlin (@holly_caitlin) May 15, 2023
🎥| @TaylorSwift13 for "Hey Stephen" pic.twitter.com/sZV2OzAtcT — The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) May 15, 2023

"The Best Day"

Tears had to have been aplenty throughout the stadium on Mother’s Day as Swift told the story of “The Best Day” and performed it on piano.

“I secretly recorded a song on Fearless ,” she told the crowd, recalling being 16 or 17 at the time and explaining that it was very tricky to get this project done without her mother knowing. “It was very sneaky and fun,” she said.

“I wrote this song just compiling these sort of core childhood memories I had of not just her as a mother but her as a friend,” Swift said. After playing the sweet song for her mom for the first time, while showing her the video of personal family footage set to the track that she edited together herself, she asked her mom, “Did you like the song?” “It’s such a beautiful song. Where did you find it? It sounds exactly like the things we went through” Mom replied, not even comprehending that her own daughter would write a song about the two of them. “I wrote it and recorded it secretly,” Taylor told her. “It is our memories. That’s about us.” Needless to say, there were plenty of tears that day, too.

taylor talking about her mum 🥹🥹🥹🥹>>>> #PhillyTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/rOP7nzeeAU — liam (taylor’s version) ⸆⸉ (@deadswift13_) May 15, 2023
happy mothers day🥹🥹🥹🥹 #PhillyTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/0VzNo83mER — polina!🪩 TODAY!!! (@iwasmaroon) May 15, 2023
The Best Day is the second surprise song for Philly night 3! and there is not a dry eye in the stadium 🥹 #TSTheErasTour #PhillyTSTheErasTour @taylornation13 pic.twitter.com/BzvsZaBoIx — Holly Caitlin (@holly_caitlin) May 15, 2023

“Should've Said No”

Performed at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. (May 19, 2023)

📹 | Taylor Swift playing ‘Should’ve Said No’ as surprise song one! #FoxboroughTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/oSuTw4yJsh — Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) May 20, 2023

"Better Man"

📹 | Taylor Swift singing ‘Better Man’ as surprise song two #FoxboroughTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/ExfhIhLzon — Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) May 20, 2023

“Question…?”

Performed at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. (May 20, 2023)

Before giving this Midnights track its live debut, Swift got candid with fans about how her life’s going behind the scenes.

“I kind of just feel like telling you … I’ve just never been this happy in my life, in all aspects of my life, ever,” she gushed. “And I just want to thank you for being a part of that. It’s not just the tour, I just sort of feel like my life finally feels like it makes sense. I thought I’d play this song which brings me a lot of happy memories.” 

📹 | Taylor Swift performing ‘Question…?’ tonight as surprise song one! #FoxboroughTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/glbsPimISP — Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) May 21, 2023

“Invisible”

📹 | Taylor Swift singing ‘Invisible’ in the rain tonight! #FoxboroughTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/kD5jdsxslK — Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) May 21, 2023

"I Think He Knows"

Performed at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. (May 21, 2023)

🎥| @TaylorSwift13 for "I Think He Knows" pic.twitter.com/bRHpsgff4d — The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) May 22, 2023

For the first time in Eras Tour history, Swift performed both surprise songs on guitar. That’s because her piano took on a life of its own after getting damaged by rain during the show the night prior, causing Swift to last-minute switch over to guitar for “Red.”

“Literally, it was like a water park under the stage,” she recalled to fans at the May 21 show. “This has clearly broken my keyboard. It was literally underwater — I don’t know how any of the instruments were working last night.”

🏟️| Taylor performing Red tonight! #FoxboroughTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/wm2fe7ndDh — Taylor Swift Updates 🏟️💜 (@swifferupdates) May 22, 2023

“Getaway Car”

Performed at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (May 26, 2023)

“I know you’ve wanted to hear this song,” Swift teased before her first surprise acoustic offering. And she wasn’t exaggerating. The pick was “Getaway Car,” a beloved fan fave, and for the song, frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff joined her on stage. “He’s been one of my best friends — he feels like a family member,” Swift said while welcoming “Jersey’s own” Antonoff. In addition to singing lead on a few lines, Antonoff aided Swift with some forceful acoustic strumming on the Reputation highlight.

🎥| @TaylorSwift13 and Jack Antonoff for "Getaway Car" pic.twitter.com/RjoAxNFHUB — The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) May 27, 2023
Taylor Swift – Getaway Car (Surprise Song 1) (Live at The Eras Tour) (East Rutherford Night 1) #TaylorSwift  #EastRutherfordTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/wp7du1OycI — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) May 27, 2023

Midnights is the most recent album to drop before Taylor’s Eras Tour, so it’s no surprise that it takes up a good portion of the setlist. Even so, the standard Eras Tour setlist doesn’t include one of the album’s absolute best songs — but the evening’s night’s crowd was in for a treat. “This is one of my favorites off Midnights , but I haven’t played it yet,” Swift said, before performing a gorgeous rendition of “Maroon” while seated at an upright piano festooned with a floral design.

WE GOT MAROON ON THE PIANO I AM NOT OKAY STILL #TSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/YbsvfNnTvO — Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) May 27, 2023
Taylor Swift – Maroon (Surprise Song 2) (Live at The Eras Tour) (East Rutherford Night 1) #TaylorSwift  #EastRutherfordTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/TaGxWG8fsn — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) May 27, 2023

"Holy Ground"

Performed at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (May 27, 2023)

“I’m gonna do one that’s one of my favorites, and hopefully you like it too,” Swift told the MetLife crowd of Red track “Holy Ground” Saturday night (May 27). “I feel like this is a pretty good choice for tonight. I’m pretty confident about it.”

HOLY GROUND!!!!!!!!! Also call me crazy but I think she messed up one of the lyrics so has to play again 👀🤞 #EastRuthTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/x560mruDqK — Angelica (Taylor’s Version) (@angelicakyria13) May 28, 2023

"False God"

Without any introduction at all, Swift launched into Lover ‘s “False God” on the piano.

FALSE GOD ON THE PIANO IS PERFECTION #EastRuthTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/iYnWbQZFHT — Angelica (Taylor’s Version) (@angelicakyria13) May 28, 2023

"Welcome to New York"

Performed at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (May 28, 2023)

🎤| “Welcome To New York” is the surprise song for #EastRuthTSTheErasTour night 3! #TSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/BAVnGtWTEy — Taylor Swift Museum (@theswiftmuseum) May 29, 2023
Taylor Swift – Welcome To New York (Surprise Song 1) (Live at The Eras Tour) (East Rutherford Night 3) #TaylorSwift  #EastRutherfordTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/KPXnZJtzvx — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) May 29, 2023
Taylor Swift – Clean (Surprise Song 2) (Live at The Eras Tour) (East Rutherford Night 3) #TaylorSwift #EastRutherfordTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/rxNhrEcFhH — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) May 29, 2023
🎤| “Clean” is the second surprise song for #EastRuthTSTheErasTour night 3! #TSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/mvbB0PCD6M — Taylor Swift Museum (@theswiftmuseum) May 29, 2023

"I Wish You Would"

Performed at Soldier Field in Chicago (June 2, 2023)

Taylor Swift – I Wish You Would (Surprise Song 1) (Live at The Eras Tour) (Chicago Night 3) #TaylorSwift  #ChicagoTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/VT7YHAO1hK — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) June 3, 2023

"The Lakes"

🏟️| The Lakes🥹 pic.twitter.com/pH6qXdckAF — Taylor Swift Updates 🏟️ (@swifferupdates) June 3, 2023
📹 | Taylor Swift performing “the lakes” as a surprise song #ChicagoTSTheErasTour #TSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/RStIpy9os1 — Taylor Swift Updates (@TSwiftLAMedia) June 3, 2023

"You All Over Me" (with Maren Morris)

Performed at Soldier Field in Chicago (June 3, 2023)

For this first-ever live performance of the “From the Vault” track off of Fearless (Taylor’s Version) , Swift decided to make it all the more special for her fans in Chicago. “When I was re-recording  Fearless , I thought it would be really cool to have one of my favorite artists sing on one of the song,” she told the screaming crowd. “We are so lucky Chicago … because not only did that artist say ‘yes,’ but Maren Morris is actually here tonight.” Morris joined Swift on stage for a beautiful rendition of the ballad, later writing on her Instagram that she “won’t ever be shutting up” about getting to perform the song live.

🚨| Taylor Swift and SPECIAL GUEST Maren Morris performing “You All Over Me” at tonight’s show of ‘The Eras Tour’ in Chicago, Illinois! #ChicagoTSTheErasTour #TSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/XyVqv0B82L — The Eras Tour (@tswifterastour) June 4, 2023

"I Don't Wanna Live Forever"

🚨| Taylor Swift performing “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (feat. ZAYN)” at tonight’s show of ‘The Eras Tour’ in Chicago, Illinois! #TSTheErasTour #ChicagoTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/gjVLsqgyZ5 — The Eras Tour (@tswifterastour) June 4, 2023

"Hits Different"

Performed at Soldier Field in Chicago (June 4, 2023)

“I don’t know if you’ll know this. It’s kinda new,” Swift teased ahead of debuting one of the extra tracks from the Midnights era. Note: She did mess up the bridge at first, so maybe Swifties will have another shot at hearing this excellent breakup song live.

the hits different bridge is PERFECTION #ChicagoTSTheErasTour #TSTheErasTour @taylornation13 @taylorswift13 pic.twitter.com/6HwxLVxPYF — alexandra⸆⸉ (@alltooswiftly13) June 5, 2023

"The Moment I Knew"

With no introduction needed, Swift topped off the weekend’s surprise performances with one of her saddest songs to not make the final cut for an album. The track appeared on a deluxe edition of Red , and it’s on the Taylor’s Version rendition of the album. This night marked the first time she’s ever sang it live.

The Moment I Knew has me in TEARS #ChicagoTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/OvU4wIb48X — Angelica (Taylor’s Version) (@angelicakyria13) June 5, 2023

Performed at Ford Field in Detroit (June 9, 2023)

Taylor Swift singing Haunted acoustic on the guitar tonight for first surprise song in Detroit Night 1! #TSTheErasTour via @alexashouneyia pic.twitter.com/koogRj4IZ1 — Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) June 10, 2023

“I Almost Do”

The crowd singing back so loudly to I Almost Do as Taylor Swift sings this song on the piano for the second surprise song at Detroit Night 1! #TSTheErasTour via @angelicakyria13 pic.twitter.com/arIjnxmg8i — Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) June 10, 2023

"All You Had to Do Was Stay"

Performed at Ford Field in Detroit (June 10, 2023)

“It’s interesting ’cause it has this like really loud, really high sound in it,” Swift hinted, previewing a very familiar note she hits on this 1989 track.

ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS STAY ACOUSTIC #DetroitTSTheErasTour #TSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/kw9NavTWeD — justin frederic (@justinfrederic) June 11, 2023

Jumping way back to her Fearless era, Swift brought a beautiful rendition “Breathe” to life at her piano.

Breathe #DetroitTheErasTour #DetroitTSTheErasTour @reckedmaserati pic.twitter.com/w6hWQca3dr — Ellie – DETROIT 6/10 🎈 (@EllieSi51359816) June 11, 2023

"Mr. Perfectly Fine"

Performed at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh (June 16, 2023)

Taylor Swift singing Mr. Perfectly Fine on the guitar for the first surprise song of Pittsburgh Night 1! #TSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/uoWG7lXQ9z — Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) June 17, 2023

"The Last Time"

Taylor Swift – The Last Time (Surprise Song 2) (Live at The Eras Tour) (Pittsburgh Night 1) #TaylorSwift #TSTheErasTour #PittsburghTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/h7N1CHT9PU — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) June 17, 2023
🎤| “The Last Time” is the second surprise song for #PittsburghTSTheErasTour night 1! #TSTheErasTour     pic.twitter.com/1b4ap9BAA9 — Taylor Swift Museum (@theswiftmuseum) June 17, 2023

Performed at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh (June 17, 2023)

After calling return special guest Aaron Dessner a “soulmate collaborator,” Swift shouted out all the “amazing dads here” who had brought their kids to The Eras Tour, in honor of Father’s Day weekend.

“I have a really, really incredible dad, like hasn’t missed as how type of dad,” Swift said of her own father. She also showed love for those who don’t have a good relationship with their parents and “how hard it can be for them.”

“I’ve always wanted to play this song in Pennsylvania,” she said of “Seven.”

seven (with special guest Aaron Dessner) is the first surprise song at Pittsburgh night two!!! #TSTheErasTour #PittsburghTSTheErasTour @taylornation13 pic.twitter.com/skktG2Fvqc — Holly Caitlin (@holly_caitlin) June 18, 2023

"The Story of Us"

Swift thanked her fans for being so supportive of her re-recording her albums, and rewarded them with Speak Now ‘s “The Story of Us” acoustic.

The Story Of Us is the second surprise song at Pittsburgh night two!!! #TSTheErasTour #PittsburghTSTheErasTour @taylornation13 pic.twitter.com/XDww5m9HDN — Holly Caitlin (@holly_caitlin) June 18, 2023

"Paper Rings"

Performed at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (June 23, 2023)

🏟️| Surprise song number one tonight is Paper Rings! #MinneapolisTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/5TxXvdsS2r — Taylor Swift Updates 🏟️ (@swifferupdates) June 24, 2023

"If This Was a Movie"

🏟️| Surprise song number two tonight is If This Was A Movie #MinneapolisTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/KmyURNJA4K — Taylor Swift Updates 🏟️ (@swifferupdates) June 24, 2023

"Dear John"

Performed at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (June 24, 2023)

Swift prefaced her “Dear John” performance by encouraging fans to show “kindness and gentleness” on the internet ahead of her  Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)  album release on July 7.

“I’m 33 years old. I don’t care about anything that happened to me when I was 19,” she said when introducing the 2010 ballad, about a toxic relationship with an older man, widely assumed to be the singer’s ex-boyfriend  John Mayer .

“I’m not putting this album out so that you can go and should feel the need to defend me on the internet against someone you think I might have written a song about 14 billion years ago.”

“Dear John” appears on Swift’s third album,  Speak Now . The track peaked at No. 54 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2010.

🏟️| A beautiful note change in Dear John tonight 💜 pic.twitter.com/RWRmfmr1rq — Taylor Swift Updates 🏟️ (@swifferupdates) June 25, 2023
The crowd singing back so loudly during Dear John! So iconic 🥹 #TSTheErasTour via @swiftie4life27 pic.twitter.com/6awIgHA6r0 — Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) June 25, 2023
Taylor Swift singing Daylight on the piano as the second surprise song for Minneapolis Night 2! #TSTheErasTour via @swiftieboston pic.twitter.com/rpvNVjMyLj — Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) June 25, 2023

"I'm Only Me When I'm With You"

Performed at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio (June 30, 2023)

“I’m gonna play a song now that I wrote when I was 13,” Swift told the excited crowd. “I wrote this before I even thought I would ever have a first album. It’s kind of like the self-titled/debut era representation of the evening.”

She added that this moment was kind of the “middle school era” for her, and said, “This just takes me back. It makes me so grateful to be with you here tonight. Ummm… it’s called ‘I’m Only Me When I’m With You.'”

I’m Only Me When I’m With You is the first surprise song for Cincinnati night one!!! #TSTheErasTour #CincyTSTheErasTour @taylornation13 pic.twitter.com/8oeXjO1QCq — Holly Caitlin (@holly_caitlin) July 1, 2023

The songstress gifted her audience with a heart-wrenching solo performance of her Evermore title track. The album version features Bon Iver; in his absence, Swift took over his vocal section for the live debut of “Evermore.”

🎥| @TaylorSwift13 singing her part of "evermore" pic.twitter.com/zOENNDX4JG — The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) July 1, 2023
EVERMORE THIS PAIN WOULDNT BE FOREVER MORE #CincyTSTheErasTour @taylornation13 pic.twitter.com/fKxSSc1czq — Sydney & Mary | CINCY HOMETOWN SHOWS (@swiftpix13) July 1, 2023

Performed at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio (July 1, 2023)

“Your boy is here! Aaron Dessner is here!” Swift happily announced before playing the first surprise song of the night.

Dessner joined Swift on stage and called her “the greatest living songwriter.” Swift teased, “Do you wanna play ‘Ivy’?”

📹 | Taylor Swift and @aaron_dessner singing ‘ivy’ as surprise song one! #CincyTSTheErastour pic.twitter.com/zIDaDRr2Um — Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) July 2, 2023

"I Miss You, I'm Sorry" With Gracie Abrams

“I am gonna do a thing that I really, really, really wanna do right now” Swift told the crowd, and revealed that for the first time on The Eras Tour, she’d be playing three songs during her acoustic set.

She welcomed Gracie Abrams to the stage. The pair shared a hug and vocals on Abrams’ “I Miss You, I’m Sorry,” with Swift on guitar and Abrams on piano.

Gracie performing “I miss you, I’m sorry” tonight with Taylor via Hayes Bradley ❤️ pic.twitter.com/APJ9JyxZ9V — Gracie Abrams Updates ☆ (@GracieAbrUpdate) July 2, 2023

"Call It What You Want"

Swift’s third (!) surprise song of the night in Cincinnati was a Reputation highlight performed on piano.

a Taylor pegou um facão desse tamanho e me matou cantando call it what you want, sério pic.twitter.com/g0S8uIQ9j7 — alex 🪕• the eras 19/11 (@msidnights) July 2, 2023

"Never Grow Up"

Performed at Geha Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (July 7, 2023)

Fresh off the release of her re-recorded album Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) , Swift performed “Never Grow Up” during the surprise songs portion of her set.

NEVER GROW UP, Tonight! #TSTheErasTour #KCTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/ihAYcTVU19 — The Eras Tour (@TSTheErasTour) July 8, 2023

“When Emma Falls In Love”

The pop star delivered the “From the Vault” track “When Emma Falls In Love,” which appears on her third re-recorded album, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) .

🎥| @TaylorSwift13 for "When Emma Falls in Love" pic.twitter.com/34JJzP9JBs — The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) July 8, 2023

"Last Kiss"

Performed at Geha Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (July 8, 2023)

During the acoustic section of her set in Kansas City, Mo., on July 8, Swift hilariously forget the words — not once, but twice — to her sorrowful 2010 Speak Now track “Last Kiss.” The third time was a charm, as she effortlessly delivered the tune without further interruption.

🎥| @TaylorSwift13 performing "Last Kiss" pic.twitter.com/kesN1AFEz7 — The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) July 9, 2023
Taylor Swift – Last kiss (Surprise Song 1) (Live at The Eras Tour) (Kansas City Night 2) #TaylorSwift #TSTheErasTour #SpeakNowTaylorsVersion #KCTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/jCUSGHNPMe — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) July 9, 2023
💜| Taylor before performing last kiss as a surprise song for the eras tour in Kansas City. – “it’s time to play last kiss and cry” 🥹🥹✨😭 (for real) pic.twitter.com/nPtHdA5p4d — laura 🩰 foolish one n1 stan (@lauraishaunted) July 9, 2023
Taylor singing Dorothea on the piano tonight in as the second surprise song for KC Night 2! 🥹✨ #TSTheErasTour  via @outtathewoodds pic.twitter.com/R4t3IL8d4j — Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) July 9, 2023
Taylor Swift – dorothea (Surprise Song 2) (Live at The Eras Tour) (Kansas City Night 2) #TaylorSwift   #TSTheErasTour   #SpeakNowTaylorsVersion   #KCTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/STVpeK9uCc — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) July 9, 2023

"Picture to Burn"

Performed at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver (July 14, 2023)

THE CROWD IS SO LOUD 🥹 Taylor Swift singing ‘Picture To Burn’ from her debut album as the first surprise song on the guitar for Denver Night 1 #TStheErasTour via @PetersenWill pic.twitter.com/edLpxGvpy5 — Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) July 15, 2023
Taylor Swift – Picture To Burn (Surprise Song 1) (Live at The Eras Tour) (Denver Night 1) #taylorswift #TStheErasTour #DenverTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/v3Sv0Up4Z8 — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) July 15, 2023
Taylor Swift singing Timeless on the piano as the second surprise song for Denver Night 1! 🥹 #TStheErasTour via @angelicakyria13 pic.twitter.com/S29oQ4TAgM — Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) July 15, 2023
📹 | Taylor Swift performs “Timeless” for the first time live as a surprise song in Denver #DenverTSTheErasTour #TSTheErasTour   pic.twitter.com/8Wqp2vhUbD — Taylor Swift Updates (@TSwiftLAMedia) July 15, 2023

"Starlight"

Performed at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver (July 15, 2023)

Taylor performing ‘Starlight’ on the guitar as the first surprise song of Denver Night 2! 🥹 #TSTheErasTour via @ChrisAntonacci1 pic.twitter.com/Jc1zFyidAg — Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) July 16, 2023
📹 | Taylor Swift singing ‘Starlight’ tonight! #DenverTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/yu43CU2XkW — Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) July 16, 2023

"Back to December"

The entire crowd singing back so loudly to Taylor singing Back To December as the second surprise song of Denver Night 2! #TStheErasTour via @divinityjenn pic.twitter.com/SrK0uwr8nH — Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) July 16, 2023
📹 | The crowd when the wristbands changed to purple and they realized the surprise song on the piano was ‘Back To December’! 💜 #DenverTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/ksjuxjE5nQ — Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) July 16, 2023

"This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things"

Performed at Lumen Field in Seattle (July 22, 2023)

📹 | Taylor Swift singing ‘This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things’ as surprise song one! #SeattleTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/xBF506IG28 — Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) July 23, 2023
Taylor Swift – This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (Surprise Song 1) (Live at The Eras Tour) (Seattle Night 1) #TaylorSwift #TSTheErasTour #SeattleTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/EBFIcrhno5 — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) July 23, 2023

"Everything Has Changed"

🎵 | Taylor Swift performing “Everything Has Changed” as a surprise song #SeattleTSTheErasTour #TSTheErasTour   pic.twitter.com/18V2CZMNPS — Taylor Swift Updates (@TSwiftLAMedia) July 23, 2023
Taylor Swift – Everything Has Changed (Surprise Song 2) (Live at The Eras Tour) (Seattle Night 1) #TaylorSwift #TSTheErasTour #SeattleTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/Yu7JVatcDv — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) July 23, 2023

"Right Where You Left Me"

Performed at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (July 28, 2023)

Swift teamed up with her frequent collaborator  Aaron Dessner  for the first live performance of “Right Where You Left Me” in Santa Clara, Calif., on July 28. Prior to the performance, Swift warned concert-goers that it was one of her more challenging songs to play live.

“Because it’s one of our favorites, there’s more pressure on it,” Swift  told  the crowd. “Also, this is one of the wordiest songs. I have been rehearsing this for weeks, OK? And I’ve never, ever gotten it 100% right. Not even one time. If this is the time that I get it right, you have no idea what kind of celebration I’m going to be exhibiting after that. And also, this goes for you. If you can get all the words right to this song, you get to pat yourself on the back. You win an imaginary prize. It’s yours. We love this song and I hope that I somewhat do it justice.”

As expected, the songstress goofed up the lyrics before laughing it off and starting again where they left off. “It was too good to be true!” she said. “I knew that I would f— that up! We really can’t let that be it, so now we’ve got to go back.”

Taylor Swift – right where you left me (Surprise Song 1) (Live at The Eras Tour) (Santa Clara Night 1) #TaylorSwift #TSTheErasTour #SantaClaraTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/jawCUoi6ge — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) July 29, 2023
Taylor brought out special guest Aaron Dessner for the first surprise song “Right Where You Left Me” on the guitar for Santa Clara Night 1 🥹 pic.twitter.com/2qGvJJwQ6x — Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) July 29, 2023

"Castles Crumbling"

Swift’s second surprise song on July 28 at Levi’s Stadium was the first live performance of “Castles Crumbling,” from her recently released album,  Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) , which  debuted at No. 1  on the Billboard 200. The studio version of the track features  Paramore ‘s  Hayley Williams , but Swift delivered the track solo on piano.

Taylor Swift – Castles Crumbling (Surprise Song 2) (Live at The Eras Tour) (Santa Clara Night 1) #TaylorSwift #TSTheErasTour #SantaClaraTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/o1R32PP0oq — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) July 29, 2023
Taylor sand Castles Crumbling as the second surprise song on the piano for Santa Clara night 1! #TSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/I6zwA9H9Uh — Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) July 29, 2023

"Stay Stay Stay"

Performed at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (July 29, 2023)

Taylor Swift – Stay Stay Stay (Surprise Song 1) (Live at The Eras Tour) (Santa Clara Night 2) #TaylorSwift #TSTheErasTour #SantaClaraTSErasTour pic.twitter.com/aOh9WbKhC7 — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) July 30, 2023
#TSErasTour first surprise song for Santa Clara: Stay, Stay, Stay ❤️ #TaylorSwift pic.twitter.com/8Q7Jok760w — Cilla Chan (@cillchan) July 30, 2023

"All of the Girls You Loved Before"

Taylor Swift – All Of The Girls You Loved Before (Surprise Song 2) (Live at The Eras Tour) (Santa Clara Night 2) #TaylorSwift #TStheErasTour #SantaClaraTSErasTour pic.twitter.com/8pLQJFfYHt — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) July 30, 2023
#TSErasTour Second surprise song: All of the Girls You Loved Before 💜 #TaylorSwift pic.twitter.com/v4wQq3MwGS — Cilla Chan (@cillchan) July 30, 2023

"I Can See You"

Performed at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. (Aug. 3, 2023)

“Every night is different,” she said before beginning, “and that forces me to really go back through all of my songs and play ones that it would never occur to me to play live or I’ve never played live before, and so tonight, we got one of the ones that I’ve never played live before.”

I Can See You, Tonight! #TStheErasTour #LATSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/jqQD6DROVE — The Eras Tour (@TSTheErasTour) August 4, 2023

Performed at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. (Aug. 3) for a second time. Swift previously delivered this as a surprise song at her May 26 show at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

SO SCARLET IT WAS MAROON @taylornation13 #Erastour #LATSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/lI1QM4HfDA — Julian – ERAS LA 🤠🪩🏹 (@juliansusername) August 4, 2023

Performed at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. (Aug. 4) for a second time. Swift previously delivered this as a surprise song at her March 24 show at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Taylor Swift – Our Sing (Surprise Song 1) (Live at The Eras Tour) (LA Night 2) #TaylorSwift #TSTheErasTour #LATSTheErasTour #LosAngelesTStheErasTour pic.twitter.com/VPcU8gCdUz — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) August 5, 2023

"You Are in Love"

Performed at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. (Aug. 4)

Taylor Swift – You Are In Love (Surprise Song 2) (Live at The Eras Tour) (LA Night 2) #TaylorSwift #TSTheErasTour #LATSTheErasTour #LosAngelesTStheErasTour pic.twitter.com/ITKCbNBS6s — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) August 5, 2023

"Death By a Thousand Cuts"

Performed at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. (Aug. 5) for a second time. Swift previously delivered this as a surprise song at her April 1 concert at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Taylor Swift – Death By A Thousand Cuts (Surprise Song 1) (Live at The Eras Tour) (LA Night 3) #TaylorSwift #TSTheErasTour #LATSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/QYrydov3x0 — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) August 6, 2023

"You’re on Your Own, Kid"

Performed at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. (Aug. 5) for a second time. Swift previously delivered this as a surprise song at her April 14 concert at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

Taylor Swift – You’re On Your Own, Kid (Surprise Song 2) (Live at The Eras Tour) (LA Night 3) #TaylorSwift #TSTheErasTour #LATSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/QHfhILAicM — Taylor Swift Edits (@TSwiftEdits_13) August 6, 2023

Performed at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. (Aug. 7)

“This is a song that I haven’t played live acoustic, but I have played it live — and I miss playing it live,” Swift said to introduce “Dress” from 2017’s Reputation .

🎥| @TaylorSwift13 performing "Dress"   pic.twitter.com/LlsPQlGg8K — The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) August 8, 2023

When Swift played the opening chords of “Exile” from 2020’s  Folklore  for the second surprise song, the crowd cheered wildly and started searching the stage for her duet partner  Bon Iver . After all, the only other time Swift has performed the song live is alongside Justin Vernon when she  popped up during a Bon Iver concert in London  last year. But the singer/songwriter ended up performing the duet solo instead on Monday night – which made for an incredible communal experience when the crowd filled in for Vernon on the bridge, creating a powerful call-and-response between Swift and her ever-prepared fans.

Oh. My. Gawd. #exile pic.twitter.com/vsJnJw4eHS — ✨THE ERAS TOUR TICKETS✨ (taylor’s version) (@erastourticketz) August 8, 2023

"I Know Places"

Performed at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. (Aug. 8)

1st surprise song: I Know Places!! 🤩✨ #LATSTheErasTour @taylornation13 @taylorswift13 pic.twitter.com/MmY5MiaqAS — Zay Hall | ERAS TOUR 08/08/23 (@zayhallmusic) August 9, 2023

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Taylor Swift stares into the camera from the stage.

There’s no time like the present, Swifties.

On April 19, Taylor Swift dropped her 11th studio album “The Tortured Poet’s Department.” As expected, the 34-year-old singer-songwriter became the internet’s main character.

Some raved about the sprawling, ambitious double album; others criticized the record for its length, subject matter and lyrics.

All we know is that in the seven days that have passed, ticket prices to see Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ live have plummeted for most of her concerts in Europe.

Based on our findings, most shows have seats available that are significantly cheaper than they cost just a week ago.

In fact, some tickets are over $1,000 less than they were on April 19 already.

While it’s not the case for her U.S. and Canada gigs — where prices have mostly stayed flat or slowly risen — we’d argue it might be in your best interest to book tickets to an overseas ‘Eras Tour’ concert given this cooldown.

Want to find out how much tickets cost for ‘Eras Tour’ concerts versus what they were going for on April 19?

We’ve got everything you need to know and more about Taylor Swift’s 2024 tour below.

All prices listed above are subject to fluctuation.

Taylor Swift 2024 tickets

A complete calendar including all upcoming tour dates, venues, and the best ticket prices for all concerts versus what they cost on April 19 can be found here.

*The lower ticket price is in bold.

(Note: The New York Post confirmed all above prices at the publication time. All prices are in US dollars, subject to fluctuation and include additional fees at checkout .)

Vivid Seats is a verified secondary market ticketing platform, and prices may be higher or lower than face value, depending on demand. 

They offer a 100% buyer guarantee that states your transaction will be safe and secure and your tickets will be delivered prior to the event.

Taylor Swift set list

While Swift is known for dropping a surprise song or two into her shows, the tracks stay surprisingly consistent for most gigs (although that will likely change in the wake of “TTPD’s” release).

In any event, here’s what Tay Tay played at her final live show of 2023 in Brazil, according to  Set List FM :

“Lover” Era

01.) “Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince” 02.) “Cruel Summer” 03.) “The Man” 04.) “You Need to Calm Down” 05.) “Lover” 06.) “The Archer” “Fearless” Era

07.) “Fearless” 08.) “You Belong With Me” 09.) “Love Story” “evermore” Era

10.) “’tis the damn season” 11.) “willow” 12.) “marjorie” 13.) “champagne problems” 14.) “tolerate it” “ Reputation” Era

15.) “…Ready for It?” 16.) “Delicate” 17.) “Don’t Blame Me” 18.) “Look What You Made Me Do” “Speak Now” Era

19.) “Enchanted” 20.) “Long Live” “Red ”  Era

21.) “22” 22.) “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” 23.) “I Knew You Were Trouble” 24.) “All Too Well”

“folklore” Era

25.) “the 1”

26.) “betty” 27.) “the last great american dynasty” 28.) “august” 29.) “illicit affairs” 30.) “my tears ricochet” 31.) “cardigan” “1989” Era

32.) “Style” 33.) “Blank Space” 34.) “Shake It Off” 35.) “Wildest Dreams” 36.) “Bad Blood” Surprise Songs Era

37.) “Say Don’t Go” 38.) “it’s time to go” “Midnights” Era

39.) “Lavender Haze” 40.) “Anti‐Hero” 41.) “Midnight Rain” 42.) “Vigilante Shit” 43.) “Bejeweled” 44.) “Mastermind” 45.) “Karma”

Taylor Swift ‘Eras Tour’ news

Our team has been following the ‘Eras Tour’ closely over the past year.

Over the past few months, we spoke to a Swiftie who  shared some helpful tips  about seeing Taylor live and  came up with a list of all the most exciting fan trends .

Taylor Swift new music

As noted above, Swift’s  “The Tortured Poets Department”  was released at midnight (and subsequently at 2 a.m.) on Friday, April 19.

While every listener will likely come away with their own favorites, we particularly enjoyed the sleek, synth-y “Fortnight,” icy “So Long, London,” anthemic “I Can Do It With a Broken Heart,” bombastic slow build of “The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived” and gorgeously arranged “Chloe or Sam or Sophia or Marcus.”

If you want to give it a spin — if you haven’t already, that is — you can find “The Tortured Poets Department”  here .

Taylor Swift opening acts

Taylor only has two opening acts lined up for the ‘Eras Tour’ this year.

Here’s what you need to know about her well-established special guests.

Paramore  will play alongside Swift after mounting a massive 2023 tour of their own. The group, fronted by lead singer Hayley Williams, reunited in 2022 after a five-year hiatus. For fans that want to check out their latest, you can listen to “This Is Why,” their sixth studio album, which dropped in February 2023.

Gracie Abrams , the daughter of film director JJ Abrams and producer Katie McGrath, is a star in her own right. Her song “I miss you, I’m sorry” has upwards of 100 million streams on Spotify, she opened for Olivia Rodrigo on the 2022 “Sour Tour” and headlined her own tour last spring as well.

Huge stars on tour in 2024

Although it will cost an arm and a leg (sometimes more!) to see Swift live this year, there are much more affordable concerts you can attend this year.

Here are just five of our favorite artists you won’t want to miss live.

•  Olivia Rodrigo

•  Kacey Musgraves

•  Pink

•  Chappell Roan

•  Alanis Morissette

Who else is on the road this year? Check out our list of the  50 biggest concert tours in 2024  to find out.

Why you should trust ‘Post Wanted’ by the New York Post

This article was written by Matt Levy , New York Post live events reporter. Levy stays up-to-date on all the latest tour announcements from your favorite musical artists and comedians, as well as Broadway openings, sporting events and more live shows – and finds great ticket prices online. Since he started his tenure at the Post in 2022, Levy has reviewed Bruce Springsteen and interviewed Melissa Villaseñor of SNL fame, to name a few. Please note that deals can expire, and all prices are subject to change.

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I Went To Taylor Swift's 2-Day-Only Eras Experience In NYC

Only 1,700 tickets were available.

Amid Taylor Swift’s holiday hiatus from her record-breaking Eras Tour , Swifties have been looking for other fun ways to keep themselves entertained. Luckily, on Dec. 1, Taylor Nation , Swift’s official fan club, revealed that there would be a special celebration for the Grammy winner being named Apple Music’s Artist of the Year. On Dec. 8 and 9, the streaming platform would host an exclusive Swift-themed pop-up in New York City, with less than 2,000 tickets available for the fandom.

Still scarred from the Ticketmaster fiasco circa November 2022 , I didn’t have high hopes when I entered for a chance to attend. To my surprise, two days before the event started, I found out I won a coveted spot — and I mean coveted. When I waited in the virtual queue on ticketstoday.com to register, there were over 7,000 Swifties ahead of me, over four times the total amount of tickets being distributed.

Leading up to the event, details were extremely limited. The Eras Experience was held at Skylight at Essex Crossing, a large space in the Lower East Side of Manhattan (though only ticket holders received location information). I also didn’t know how much the event would cost me until the day before, but tickets were completely free. All I needed to bring was my digital ticket and ID in order to enter. Even the lines weren’t too bad; I probably waited 20 minutes total before entering the pop-up for my time slot.

While I waited in line and listened to Swift’s music playing over the speakers, fans all around me were recounting their tales of Swiftiedom — one girl shared her top song on her 2023 Spotify Wrapped (“Cruel Summer”); another shared that one time she DMed Swift a surprise song request that the singer actually ended up playing for the fan’s chosen show (“Clean”).

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The pop-up’s design mimicked Swift’s “Lover” house from the song’s music video. Each color-block room represented a different era with plenty of tiny details (potentially even some Easter eggs ) for fans to fixate on.

'Midnights' room at Taylor Swift's Eras: The Experience

Attendees start at the Midnights room, which featured a massive clock set to midnight (duh) and the Apple Music Artist of the Year Award. Next up is Reputation , where a constant loop of a snake played on projector and a faux headstone proclaimed, “Here Lies Taylor Swift’s Reputation.” To the left, the light blue 1989 room was filled with fish bowls, another reference to the 1989 room in the “Lover” house .

And so it goes, each era had its own room — a pink bedroom for Lover , a koi-decorated dining room for Speak Now (a reference to her koi guitar from the Speak Now tour ) , a 21st birthday celebration for Red (plus a red scarf hanging nearby), a moss-covered piano for Folklore , a plaid-filled closet for Evermore , a copy of Romeo & Juliet in the upside-down Fearless room, and a portrait of Swift’s cat Benjamin Button for debut.

'Lover' room at Taylor Swift's Eras: The Experience

Walking through the whole pop-up took about 40 minutes. All in all, the pop-up is a great opportunity to meet other Swifties and get some gems for your Instagram. Plus, attendees scored a code for three months free of Apple Music. Guess everyone knows how my Apple Music Replay will look at the end of 2024.

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Taylor Swift Announces 2023 ‘Eras Tour’ of U.S. Stadiums

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Taylor Swift announced Tuesday morning her long-rumored return to the road, with an outing dubbed the “ Eras Tour ” scheduled to hit U.S. stadiums beginning in March 2023 and running into August, with international dates set to be revealed later.

The support acts are very much all about the sisterhood, with a host of acts Swift has championed in the past. Opening acts for the U.S. leg of the tour are Paramore , Haim , Phoebe Bridgers , Beabadoobee, Girl in Red, Muna, Gayle, Gracie Abrams and Owenn.

The tour starts March 18, 2023 in what is apparently a sweet spot for Swift, Glendale, Ariz., the same place her last outing, the pre-pandemic “Reputation” tour, began in 2018.

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As for which album we can consider the tour to be supporting, since she has released four original studios albums since her last tour? All of them. Swift described the tour as “a journey through the musical eras of my career (past and present!),” with a graphic showing her look from different phases of her career.

See the full itinerary, with color-coded graphics indicating which of the nine opening acts got the gigs in which cities:

The public on-sale happens at 10 a.m. local time on Nov. 18. As with all major tours nowadays, there will be an earlier rollout of tickets for credit card members, in this case holders of Capital One cards, beginning Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. through Nov. 17 at 10 p.m. local times.

As with her previous tour, there will be a Ticketmaster Verified Fan program “to ensure tickets get into the hands of fans.” Aspiring ticket buyers can register for the setup now through Nov. 9 here .

Unusually in the modern era of variably priced “platinum tickets” where fans get little information about set ticket prices, Swift has announced the cost of her tickets in advance. They run from $49 up to $449, with VIP packages that start at $199 and go up to $899.

Swift’s announcement promised that international dates are to follow.

There was an attention to detail in the tour announcement even in the graphics signifying the opening acts at different spots in the tour routing, with Bridgers, for instance, being represented by a tiny ghost, in honor of the skeleton costume she’s used on her own headlining tours.

Not accidental, probably, is how that same graphic breaks the tour itinerary down into two columns of 13 dates each. There will be 27 shows in 20 cities. The venues getting a two-night stand are in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Chicago, as well as Arlington, Texas; Foxborough, Mass.; and East Rutherford, N.J.

The reception for “Midnights” upon its October release left no doubt just how strong the appetite for Swift tickets will be. It had the biggest week since Adele’s “25” album, per Luminate this week, with 1,578,000 album-equivalent units. Additionally, it was announced Monday that for the first time in history, all 10 top slots of the Billboard Hot 100 were filled by a single artist’s songs, with “Anti-Hero” leading the way at No. 1. Fans very much wanted the full album, anyway — of the nearly 1.6 million album units registered for “Midnights,” 1,140,000 were copies purchased in the form of the full album. It became Swift’s fifth album, out of her 10 original studio releases overall, to sell a million-plus copies in the first week out. The figure also represented the best first-week sales for an album by any performer since “Reputation” came out of the gate with 1,216,000.

The “Eras Tour” is being produced in-house by Taylor Swift Touring and promoted by the Messina Touring Group.

The tour’s opening acts expressed their enthusiasm in their own ways, such as the tweet from Muna that declared the group “gay for Tay” and pictured the trio in miniature, resting atop Swift’s lighter on the “Midnights” album cover.

gay for tay 🥺 @taylorswift13 https://t.co/RcKYrfmWFh pic.twitter.com/9gCqvPKnzH — MUNA (@whereisMUNA) November 1, 2022

The full U.S. tour routing:

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Who’s in Taylor Swift’s Squad Now?

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Not since the “Bad Blood” music video in 2015 has the role of Taylor Swift’s Famous Friend been so important. In the past year, Swift has ended two relationships (with longtime boyfriend Joe Alwyn and short-time controversial rebound fling Matty Healy ), started up a new, highly publicized one with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, and brought the Squad along for the ride. Whether it’s cheering Swift on in the VIP tent at the Eras Tour, chugging beers in a VIP suite at the Super Bowl, or acting as Swift’s VIP date at the Golden Globes or the Grammys, it has truly never been a better time to be Swift’s friend.

The party shows no signs of stopping: Swift is about to launch her new album, The Tortured Poets Department , which means she will likely embark on many more pap strolls with everyone from Blake Lively to Ice Spice to Laura Dern at impossible-to-get-into New York restaurants in the next few weeks.

Not everyone who attended Swift’s many epic July Fourth parties in the mid-2010s has joined this new iteration of the clique, however. There are some new faces in the mix as well, and they’re not even all Victoria’s Secret models. Who’s in and who’s out? Behold, a cheat sheet.

The Inner Circle

Swift has made it abundantly clear in the last 12 months who has a reserved seat on her private jet. Blake Lively joined her at several of Kelce’s games this fall and got the coveted Super Bowl invite. ( Ryan Reynolds has benefited from this association too.) Gigi Hadid was all over the Eras Tour VIP tent and had a starring role at Swift’s New York birthday party in December. Swift also famously wore a red cashmere sweater from Hadid’s Guest in Residence line to the AFC Championship game. ( Bradley Cooper has yet to be initiated into the Squad.) And at least one of the Haim girls is always around.

Also at the top of the list: Zoë Kravitz , who was part of Swift’s “quarantine pod” during the pandemic in London when Swift was still dating Alwyn and who hung in during the short-lived, messy Healy era. Now, she’s a regular on Swift’s paparazzi-friendly girls’ nights in the city (sometimes Channing Tatum gets an invite too).

Then of course there’s Jack Antonoff , whose loyalty to Swift is such that he recently hung up on a reporter for asking an innocuous question about her forthcoming album. Swift attended his and Margaret Qualley ’s wedding in New Jersey in August, where she literally stopped traffic.

The bestie who has shot up the furthest in the Squad’s ranks, however, is Miles Teller ’s wife, Keleigh Teller (it’s pronounced Kelly). Ms. Teller, who starred in Swift’s music video for “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)” in 2021 (directed by Lively, natch), has quickly become one of Swift’s most visible girlfriends. She posted behind-the-scenes TikToks from multiple Chiefs games this fall and served as Swift’s date to the Golden Globes (where the pair were photographed gossiping with another longtime Squad member, Selena Gomez ). She also gifted Swift a ginormous opal ring for her birthday and publicly called out DeuxMoi when the gossip account claimed it was from Kelce. Congratulations to her.

New Acquaintances

Though she has plenty of longtime friends to keep her occupied, Swift has not stopped collecting new famous faces. Just as she was getting backlash for dating Healy last summer, Swift became publicly friendly with Ice Spice , whom Healy had mocked on a podcast. The rapper even sat with Swift at the Super Bowl, alongside Lively and Lana Del Rey (who, you’ll recall, Swift dragged up onstage at the Grammys to watch her accept the award for Album of the Year).

Swift also debuted a close personal friendship with Sophie Turner last year, when the British actress was in the middle of an acrimonious custody battle with her estranged husband (and Swift’s ex-boyfriend) Joe Jonas . (According to the tabloids, Swift even loaned Turner one of her “investment properties” in New York for the duration of her time in court.) Other new friends include Laura Dern and Greta Gerwig , who were photographed having dinner with Swift and Kravitz in New York this fall (Dern is also friends with Hadid now, via Cooper). And she has added a few choice men into the mix: Antoni Porowski , Hugh Jackman , and Jerrod Carmichael were also spotted with Swift at various Chiefs games during the regular season.

The person who seems to appreciate Swift’s new friendship the most, though, is fellow Chiefs WAG Brittany Mahomes . The wife of Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes posted several photos of her “twinning” with Swift at games during the playoffs this winter. Sadly, they have not been seen together since the Super Bowl.

The Excommunicated

Swift’s most famous ex-friend is undoubtedly Karlie Kloss . But there are a few other gals who were prominently featured in Swift’s Squad during the “Bad Blood” days who are now missing in action. Zendaya , Martha Hunt , Lorde , Serayah , and Jessica Alba have all fallen by the wayside. And Jaime King , who made Swift a godmother to one of her children in 2015, has not shown up to any Eras Tour dates, domestic or international, so far.

The most obvious recent dismissal from the Squad, however, is Olivia Rodrigo . Swift became fast friends with the teen pop star during her rise in 2021, but their relationship apparently cooled during the Grammys last year over songwriting credits on Rodrigo’s debut album. Now, Swift has buddied up to Rodrigo’s nemesis, Sabrina Carpenter . (Carpenter opened for Swift on several dates of the last international leg of the Eras Tour.)

But perhaps not all is lost: Swift recently confirmed that she had patched things up with the woman who inspired “Bad Blood” in the first place. Katy Perry attended one of Swift’s shows in Australia earlier this year and even took a smiling selfie with her. The new iteration of the Squad, it seems, is open to everyone. Who knows who will show up in Swift’s Tortured Poets Department music videos?

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Where to buy the now sold out ‘Eras Tour’ tickets for Toronto, Vancouver

  • Updated: Apr. 23, 2024, 10:03 a.m. |
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Taylor Swift performs during "The Eras Tour" in Melbourne, Australia. Despite leaks, the music artist's new album, "The Tortured Poets Department," is due Friday, April 19, 2024.

Taylor Swift performs during "The Eras Tour" in Melbourne, Australia. Despite leaks, the music artist's new album, "The Tortured Poets Department," is due Friday, April 19, 2024. Graham Denholm/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management

Taylor Swift is scheduled to hold nine consecutive shows in Canada this year as part of “The Eras Tour.” The tour, initially planned for Toronto and Vancouver from August 20 to December 8, has been extended to include additional cities such as Miami, New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Toronto. This expansion has resulted in the addition of a total of 15 extra concerts to the North American leg of the tour.

Related: There is still time to snag Taylor Swift’s new album ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ before stock runs out

As part of her 2024 North American tour, Taylor will also be performing in Miami, Florida (Hardrock Stadium), and New Orleans, Louisiana (Caesars Superdome), with the tour slated to commence on October 18.

Seats are sold out on Ticketmaster for most Canadian dates, so you’ll want to check out resale sites like StubHub or Vividseats for openings.

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Poets’ Arrives With a Promotional Blitz (and a Second LP)

The pop superstar’s latest album was preceded by a satellite radio channel, a word game, a return to TikTok and an actual library. For her fans, more is always welcome.

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The album cover for Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department,” which depicts the star lying on pillows in sleepwear, draping her arms over her body.

By Ben Sisario

Taylor Swift was already the most ubiquitous pop star in the galaxy, her presence dominating the music charts, the concert calendar, the Super Bowl, the Grammys.

Then it came time for her to promote a new album.

In the days leading up to the release of “The Tortured Poets Department” on Friday, Swift became all but inescapable, online and seemingly everywhere else. Her lyrics were the basis for an Apple Music word game . A Spotify-sponsored, Swift-branded “ library installation ,” in muted pink and gray, popped up in a shopping complex in Los Angeles. In Chicago, a QR code painted on a brick wall directed fans to another Easter egg on YouTube. Videos on Swift’s social media accounts, showing antique typewriters and globes with pins, were dissected for clues about her music. SiriusXM added a Swift radio station; of course it’s called Channel 13 (Taylor’s Version).

About the only thing Swift didn’t do was an interview with a journalist.

At this stage in Swift’s career, an album release is more than just a moment to sell music; it’s all but a given that “The Tortured Poets Department” will open with gigantic sales numbers, many of them for “ghost white,” “phantom clear” and other collector-ready vinyl variants . More than that, the album’s arrival is a test of the celebrity-industrial complex overall, with tech platforms and media outlets racing to capture whatever piece of the fan frenzy they can get.

Threads, the newish social media platform from Meta, primed Swifties for their idol’s arrival there, and offered fans who shared Swift’s first Threads post a custom badge. Swift stunned the music industry last week by breaking ranks with her record label, Universal, and returning her music to TikTok, which Universal and other industry groups have said pays far too little in royalties. Overnight, TikTok unveiled “The Ultimate Taylor Swift In-App Experience,” offering fans digital goodies like a “Tortured Poets-inspired animation” on their feed.

Before the album’s release on Friday, Swift revealed that a music video — for “Fortnight,” the first single, featuring Post Malone — would arrive on Friday at 8 p.m. Eastern time. At 2 a.m., she had another surprise: 15 more songs. “I’d written so much tortured poetry in the past 2 years and wanted to share it all with you,” she wrote in a social media post , bringing “The Anthology” edition of the album to 31 tracks.

“The Tortured Poets Department,” which Swift, 34, announced in a Grammy acceptance speech in February — she had the Instagram post ready to go — lands as Swift’s profile continues to rise to ever-higher levels of cultural saturation.

Her Eras Tour , begun last year, has been a global phenomenon, crashing Ticketmaster and lifting local economies ; by some estimates, it might bring in as much as $2 billion in ticket sales — by far a new record — before it ends later this year. Swift’s romance with the Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been breathlessly tracked from its first flirtations last summer to their smooch on the Super Bowl field in February. The mere thought that Swift might endorse a presidential candidate this year sent conspiracy-minded politicos reeling .

“The Tortured Poets Department” — don’t even ask about the missing apostrophe — arrived accompanied by a poem written by Stevie Nicks that begins, “He was in love with her/Or at least she thought so.” That establishes what many fans correctly anticipated as the album’s theme of heartbreak and relationship rot, Swift’s signature topic. “I love you/It’s ruining my life,” she sings on “Fortnight.”

Fans were especially primed for the fifth track, “So Long, London,” given that (1) Swift has said she often sequences her most vulnerable and emotionally intense songs fifth on an LP, and (2) the title suggested it may be about Joe Alwyn, the English actor who was Swift’s boyfriend for about six years, reportedly until early 2023 . Indeed, “So Long” is an epic breakup tune, with lines like “You left me at the house by the heath” and “I’m pissed off you let me give you all that youth for free.” Tracks from the album leaked on Wednesday, and fans have also interpreted some songs as being about Matty Healy , the frontman of the band the 1975, whom Swift was briefly linked to last year.

The album’s title song starts with a classic Swift detail of a memento from a lost love: “You left your typewriter at my apartment/Straight from the tortured poets department.” It also name-drops Dylan Thomas, Patti Smith and, somewhat surprisingly given that company, Charlie Puth, the singer-songwriter who crooned the hook on Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” a No. 1 hit in 2015. (Swift has praised Wiz Khalifa and that song in the past.)

Other big moments include “Florida!!!,” featuring Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, in which Swift declares — after seven big percussive bangs — that the state “is one hell of a drug.” Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner, the producers and songwriters who have been Swift’s primary collaborators in recent years, both worked on “Tortured Poets,” bringing their signature mix of moody, pulsating electronic tracks and delicate acoustic moments, like a bare piano on “Loml” (as in “love of my life”).

As the ninth LP Swift has released in five years, “Tortured Poets” is the latest entry in a remarkable creative streak. That includes five new studio albums and four rerecordings of her old music — each of which sailed to No. 1. When Swift played SoFi Stadium near Los Angeles in August, she spoke from the stage about her recording spurt, saying that the forced break from touring during the Covid-19 pandemic had spurred her to connect with fans by releasing more music.

“And so I decided, in order to keep that connection going,” she said , “if I couldn’t play live shows with you, I was going to make and release as many albums as humanly possible.”

That was two albums ago.

Ben Sisario covers the music industry. He has been writing for The Times since 1998. More about Ben Sisario

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‘The T ortured Poets Department’: Poets reacted to Swift’s new album name , weighing in on the pertinent question: What do the tortured poets think ?  

In the Public Eye: The budding romance between Swift and the football player Travis Kelce created a monocultural vortex that reached its apex  at the Super Bowl in Las Vegas. Ahead of kickoff, we revisited some key moments in their relationship .

Politics (Taylor’s Version): After months of anticipation, Swift made her first foray into the 2024 election for Super Tuesday with a bipartisan message on Instagram . The singer, who some believe has enough influence  to affect the result of the election , has yet to endorse a presidential candidate.

Conspiracy Theories: In recent months, conspiracy theories about Swift and her relationship with Kelce have proliferated , largely driven by supporters of former President Donald Trump . The pop star's fans are shaking them off .

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