Taylor Swift Concludes First Leg Of The Eras Tour
Taylor Swift closed out the first North American leg of the Eras Tour at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on Wednesday, August 9th. The show was the last of 53 that began on March 17th in Glendale, Arizona, and the last of six in Inglewood alone. The Eras Tour has quickly become one of the most notable tours of all time. It is projected to be the first tour to earn over $1 billion in revenue from ticket sales: that is $1 billion without even considering the revenue from merchandise and sponsorships. However, once anyone sees what the show consists of, its hot demand is understood.
An average Eras Tour concert contains 44 songs divided into 10 acts over three hours and 15 minutes with plenty of costume and visual changes. Two of the songs are rotated in and out as “surprise songs.” At first, the surprise songs seemed to be only played once on the entire tour, but with the additional international and North American dates added, Swift may have to repeat some during her European leg.
Since that first date in March, Swift has accomplished a lot, both on the tour and within her artist resume. During her first of three Nashville shows at Nissan Stadium on May 5th, she announced Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), which was released on July 7th. It came with six “From The Vault” tracks and a brand new music video for one of them (“I Can See You”). During her weekend in New York/New Jersey at MetLife Stadium, the Til Dawn Edition of her album, Midnights, was released. It featured three new songs, including the popular “Snow On The Beach” (featuring More Lana Del Rey) and “Karma” (featuring Ice Spice). The latter also came with a music video that premiered during one of the shows. MetLife Stadium was also lucky as the CD-exclusive Late Night Edition of Midnights, which featured “You’re Losing Me” (From The Vault), was only purchasable at the merchandise stands that weekend. Her six incredible nights at SoFi Stadium tied together the leg of the Eras Tour well. With striking confidence and happiness, she sang the setlist and some highly-anticipated surprise songs with a loud sold-out crowd singing along.
On the final night of her first North American leg of the Eras Tour, Swift delivered the exciting news that 1989 (Taylor’s Version) would be the next re-recorded album to be released. It is set to be released on October 27th with five publicly unheard “From The Vault” tracks. On Instagram, Swift said, “To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever done because the 5 From The Vault tracks are so insane. I can’t believe they were ever left behind.”
While this leg may be ending, it is certainly not the end of the Eras Tour just yet. Swift is scheduled to perform in Mexico later this month followed by South American dates in November. She then heads to Japan, Australia, and Singapore in the winter. Beginning in May 2024, she begins her European leg, which lasts until mid-August 2024. Finally, she heads back to North America for 15 additional dates in the fall of 2024 that were just announced. The tour will go down as legendary in history, as well as Swift as an artist, however, it is clear that both are nowhere near done with leaving their mark.
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