Taylor Swift in a glitter suit kicking up her legs

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Here’s What Happened at Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Opener: Setlist and More

The three-hour spectacle—which opened Swift’s first full tour in 5 years—debuted songs from Lover, Evermore, and Midnights

Taylor Swift opener her Eras Tour at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, last night, giving several songs their live debuts in a mammoth three-hour set. In front of 70 thousand fans, she powered through a giant setlist that featured segments on each of her 10 albums while largely focusing on her recent work: Songs from Lover, Evermore, and Midnights got live debuts, and the set closed with an extended suite devoted to the latter. “Is it just me or do we have a lot of things to catch up on?” she teased the crowd, later adding, “To say that a lot of has happened is really an understatement. I can’t even go into how much I missed you because there’s no way to verbalize it.” See the full setlist (along with plenty of spoilers) below.

It is, indeed, Swift’s first full tour in five years. In that time, she has released four new albums—Lover, Folklore, Evermore, and Midnights—and unveiled full “Taylor’s Version”s of Fearless and Red, with more to come in that series. (On the eve of the tour opener, Swift released four more songs: three rerecorded loosies, plus a previously unreleased track.) She opened the show with a Lover suite, kicking off with a medley of “Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince” (its live debut) and “Cruel Summer” while strutting around in a diamond onesie.

After changing into a country-singer getup and dressing the stage in era-appropriate decor, she segued into “Fearless” with an electric-guitar version of the title track, as Billboard notes. The Evermore segment included live debuts of “’Tis the Damn Season,” “Marjorie,” and “Tolerate It,” as well as a self-aware gag from Swift, who said the album is one that “I absolutely love—despite what some of you say on TikTok… I’ve seen it. I’ve seen all of it!” 

Portions of Reputation, Speak Now, Red, Folklore, 1989, and her self-titled debut followed, pinballing between intimacy and spectacle: acoustic renditions of “Mirrorball” and “Tim McGraw”; a video sequence that transformed Swift into “a Godzilla-esque creature terrorizing a city” (per Billboard) during “Anti-Hero”; swinging neon golf clubs attacking an animated car in “Blank Space”; and elaborate choreography throughout. Approaching the 200th-minute conclusion, a Midnights-themed finale showcased more than half of that 2022 album, including live debuts of “Lavender Haze” and the surprise set closer, fan favorite “Karma.”

The tour continues tonight with a second show at State Farm Stadium in Arizona, which has been ceremonially renamed Swift City for the occasion. 

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour opener setlist, via Variety:

“Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince”
“Cruel Summer”
“The Man”
“You Need to Calm Down”
“The Archer”
“You Belong With Me”
“Love Story”
“Tis the Damn Season”
“Champagne Problems”
“Tolerate It”
“…Ready for It?”
“Don’t Blame Me”
“Look What You Made Me Do”
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
“I Knew You Were Trouble”
“All Too Well (10 Minute Version)”
“Invisible String”
“The Last Great American Dynasty”
“August”/ “Illicit Affairs”
“My Tears Ricochet”
“Blank Space”
“Shake It Off”
“Wildest Dreams”
“Bad Blood”
“Mirrorball” (acoustic)
“Tim McGraw” (acoustic)
“Lavender Haze”
“Midnight Rain”
“Vigilante Shit”

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