Taylor Swift begins ‘The Eras Tour’ with 44-Song concert
Taylor Swift kicked off her hotly-anticipated Eras tour in Glendale, Arizona, on Friday night (17 March), for her first concerts in five years.
The singer-songwriter’s 192-minute performance comprised 44 songs, including fan-favourite “All Too Well” – the ten minute version.
The set was divided into Swift’s different ‘Eras’, one for each of her ten albums.
Jerry Weiers, the city’s mayor, temporarily renamed Glendale “Swift City” in honor of Swift’s two nights performing there.
In living up to the tour’s name, Swift’s setlist touched on all eras of her career, as performed at least one track from all 10 of her studio albums. Additionally, as this marked Swift’s first tour in five years, the show also marked the live debut for many of the songs featured on her latest collection of albums, including Lover, folklore, evermore, and Midnights.
She opened the show with 2019’s Lover by performing “Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince,” “Cruel Summer,” “The Man,” “You Need to Calm Down,” “Lover,” and “The Archer.” Next, she moved to 2008’s Fearless, kicking off with the first performance of the album’s title track in over a decade, followed by “You Belong to Me” and “Love Story.”