Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour is a cultural phenomenon. With unprecedented demand, broken world records and a staggering 44-song set list, the Eras tour spans the entire Swift discography, chronicling all of Swift’s various eras and albums. midnight singer’s career
From the mad scramble to buy tickets that brought down the Ticketmaster website to guest appearances by the likes of Taylor Lautner, Joey King, Haim and Phoebe Bridgers, Swift brings new surprises for her fans at every stop.
As the first round of Swift’s Eras Tour nears her final dates in Los Angeles, the hollywood reporter has compiled the highlights of the tour so far.
Fans Crash Ticketmaster Presale
Before the Eras Tour even started, he was making history. During the rush to buy tickets after more than five years of waiting, retailer Ticketmaster’s site crashed, with many experiencing multi-hour waits and most fans unable to secure tickets. According to Ticketmaster, the lawsuit was unprecedented and resulted in tickets not being available as part of the general sale. Ticket prices soared above $1,000 for the cheapest seats on the resale market, leading to congressional hearings that included more than a few tongue-in-cheek references to Swift.
“22” Hat Giveaways: Selena Gomez’s Sister, Kobe Bryant’s Daughter
It’s a nightly ritual on the Eras Tour for Swift to gift her black fedora to one lucky fan in the audience during her performance of Red hit song “22”. At an Arlington, Texas, show on April 1, Swift stopped by to say hi to Selena Gomez’s 9-year-old sister, Gracie, who was in attendance with the Only murders in the building star, to exchange the hat for a friendship bracelet. Similarly, during her show on Thursday night at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, the Eras singer shared a sweet moment with Kobe Bryant’s daughter, Bianka Bryant. The couple embraced as Swift placed the hat on Bianka’s head.
In 2015, the late Lakers legend joined Swift onstage at the then-Staples Center during her 1989 tour, surprising her with a championship-style banner in honor of her record-breaking 16 sold-out shows at the arena.
‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’ announced in Nashville
At her first stop in Nashville on May 5, Swift treated fans to the highly anticipated announcement that the album would be re-released. Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) It would be out on July 7. Unsurprisingly, the artist teased the announcement days before the show, posting a purple heart emoji on social media. Before launching into Speak Now Surprise track and song of the night “Sparks Fly,” Swift debuted a first look at the album cover on the giant screens at Nissan Stadium, as purple lights illuminated Nashville’s Cumberland River Bridge.
“You know how I love to plan things and how I love to surprise you with the things I plan,” he said onstage. “It’s my love language with you: I plan, I plan, I plan and I’ll tell you.”
Haim takes the stage for “No Body, No Crime”
Swift’s real-life best friends from the Haim brothers trio band joined the Speak Now singer on stage in Seattle on July 22. Together, the friends performed their Increasingly collaboration “No Body, No Crime,” marking the song’s first live performance on the Eras Tour. With the girl band announced as one of the tour’s opening acts, fans were hoping Haim would turn up at least once to perform alongside Swift.
Ice Spice Collaborates With Swift On ‘Karma’ Remix
The day he launched midnight extended version of the album The Till Dawn Edit, Swift brought one of her new collaborators, Ice Spice, to the stage at New Jersey’s Metlife Stadium. The rapper, who appears on a remix edition of midnight hit song “Karma,” joined Swift onstage to perform her verse and close out the show for three nights in a row.
Phoebe Bridgers performs Vault Track “Nothing New” while opening for Swift
On the Nashville, Philadelphia, Massachusetts, and New Jersey legs of the tour, Phoebe Bridgers joined Swift not only as an opening act, but also as a stage partner. Acoustic guitars in hand, Bridgers and Swift took to the Eras stage multiple times to perform their fan-favorite vault theme song. Red (Taylor’s Version), “Nothing new.” On the final night of the Bridgers tour at MetLife, the friends said a heartfelt goodbye onstage. “You’re my hero,” Bridgers told Swift onstage, and Swift responded, “Thank you for being the friend you’ve been to me.”
“Long Live” is added to the song list
After the release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), the fan favorite song “Long Live” from the album entered the song chart. Presumably, until that point, Swift had previously avoided playing too many songs outside of Speak Now to not promote any tracks owned by Scooter Braun.
Video for “I Can See You” Released Featuring Special Guest Appearances: Taylor Lautner, Presley Cash, and Joey King
The hit single Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) it was the new song from “From the Vault”, “I Can See You”, which became a radio hit and charted on Billboard. To announce the music video she directed for the song, Swift brought the stars of the video, including her ex-boyfriend Taylor Lautner along with Presley Cash and Joey King, to the Eras Tour stage in Kansas City. Lautner performed a backflip, a nod to her scene with Swift in the 2010 film. Valentine’s Day. “He and his wife have become some of my closest friends, and it’s so convenient because we all share the same name,” Swift said onstage during the video announcement.
Two surprise songs at each show
At each tour stop, Taylor Swift has performed two surprise songs that are exclusive to that tour stop, repeating only a handful of tracks from her vast discography. Fans have scoured the songs online via Twitter, even keeping complex spreadsheets, hoping to land a non-main chart favorite of hers as a “surprise song.” Highlights have included “Hits Different”, “Death by a Thousand Cuts”, “Our Song”, “Tim McGraw” and many more.
Taylor Swift fans cause an earthquake
At the Eras Tour stop in Seattle, the fans had so much fun that they caused the equivalent of a small earthquake. This rivaled Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch’s 2011 “Quake of the Beast,” he thought Swift turned out to be the clear winner when measured on the Richter scale.