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- March 18, 2023
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Image Credit: Michael Zorn/Shutterstock Taylor Swift kicked off her Eras Tour on March 17 in Glendale, Arizona. Fans of the show gave live updates of the setlist as she took the stage. Taylor will continue the US leg of the tour through early August.
The Eras Tour kicked off March 17th in Glendale, Arizona! Taylor Swift has worked hard for months to put together this show for her fans. It’s the singer’s first time touring since 2018, and expectations for the tour were high. Since Taylor’s last tour, she has released four albums as well as two re-recorded versions of old albums. Speculation as to which tracks would actually make the show’s setlist has been rampant among fans since Taylor announced the tour in November 2022.
On opening night, Taylor proved that on this tour she would take audiences through her entire catalog of music. She started with the Lover era and went on from there. Find out everything we know about the setlist and tour below:
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Taylor Swift Era’s tour setlist
Taylor did her best to keep everything under wraps about this show until night one, but fans outside the stadium need to hear SOME of the songs she would be playing first. However, nothing prepared anyone for what Taylor brought out on the first night. Live setlist update below:
“Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince” “Cruel Summer” “The Man” “You Need To Calm Down” “Lover” “The Archer” “Fearless” “You Belong With Me” “Love Story” “Tis The Damn Season” ” Willow” “Marjorie” “Champagne Problems” “Tolerate It” “…Ready For It?” “Tender” “Don’t Blame Me” “Look What You Made Me Do” “Enchanted” “22” “We’ll Never Get Together Again” “I Knew You Were In Trouble” “All Too Good (10 Minute Version)” “Invisible String” “Betty” “The Last Great American Dynasty” “August” “Illicit Affairs” “My Tears Ricochet” “Cardigan” “Style” “Blank Space” “Shake It Off” “Wildest Dreams” “Bad Blood” “Mirrorball” (Acoustic), Changes Every Night* “Tim McGraw” “Lavender Haze” “Anti-Hero” “Midnight Rain” ” Vigilante S***” “Bejeweled” “Mastermind” “Karma”
The 33-year-old had hundreds of songs and ten albums to choose from when it came to curating this setlist. Since her last tour, she has released the albums Lover, Folklore, Evermore and Midnights, as well as re-recordings of Fearless and Red. The re-recordings themselves contain several new songs, with additional tracks added that failed to shorten the album the first time around. One of those songs is the fan favorite “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)”, which won a Grammy Award and various other accolades.
I’ll feel All Too Good after this performance! ❤️🧣🍂@taylornation13 @taylorswift13 #GlendaleTSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/q71wfA5u2C
— Dill △⃒⃘ (Taylor’s Version) (@HazelPrince97) March 18, 2023
It’s also unclear if Taylor will have the exact same setlist every night, or if she’ll change things up with every show. During the Reputation Tour, Taylor had a spot in the setlist where she would play a different song from her huge catalog every night. This allowed fans to see her perform tracks she hadn’t sung live in years. Also, Taylor is known for bringing special guests on stage for her shows, so there’s always a chance for different musicians to join her to sing their own songs as well.
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Taylor Swift Era’s tour dates
When Taylor first announced her Eras tour, she confirmed that the first leg would include 27 dates across the United States in the spring and summer of 2023. Of course, the demand for the tickets was extremely high, so she doubled the number of shows. As of March 2023, there are now 52 dates on the Eras tour (see below).
Besides, there are sure to be more. In Taylor’s Instagram announcement post, she clarified that this is just the first leg of the tour. Additionally, the UK store confirmed on Taylor’s website back in October 2022 that UK dates were forthcoming. Fans who pre-ordered Taylor’s album Midnights in store received a “special pre-sale code for upcoming and as yet unannounced UK show dates”. Subsequent stages of the tour have not been confirmed.
Taylor performing at the 2019 AMAs. (Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock)
For the first leg of the tour, Taylor hired various support acts. Two opening acts from the list will play at each show. The openers are: HAIM, Paramore, Phoebe Bridgers, Gracie Abrams, GAYLE, Beabadoobee, Girl In Red, MUNA and Owenn. Check out the US tour dates below:
March 17 and 18, 2023 – State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
March 24 and 25, 2023 – Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada
March 31, April 1 & 2, 2023 – AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
April 13, 14 and 15, 2023 – Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
April 21, 22 and 23, 2023 – NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
April 28, 29 & 30, 2023 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atanta, Georgia
May 5, 6 and 7, 2023 – Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee
May 12, 13 and 14, 2023 – Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 19, 20 and 21, 2023 – Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts
May 26, 27 & 28, 2023 – MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey
June 2, 3 & 4, 2023 – Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois
June 9 and 10, 2023 – Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan
June 16 and 17, 2023 – Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 23 and 24, 2023 – US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota
June 30 and July 1, 2023 – Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 7th and 8th, 2023 – Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri
July 14 and 15, 2023 – Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado
July 22 and 23, 2023 – Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington
July 28-29, 2023 – Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California
August 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9, 2023 – SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California
Taylor Swift Ticketmaster controversy
When Eras Tour tickets went on sale, there was unprecedented demand. Prior to the sale date, fans could sign up for a “verified fan” code, which was Ticketmaster’s attempt to block bots from purchasing tickets. A lottery-style draw was conducted, with only a select number of fans receiving presale codes to purchase tickets.
Despite hundreds of thousands of fans not receiving codes and being placed on a “waiting list,” Ticketmaster still crashed when hordes of Swifties swarmed the site on the November 15 presale date. Millions of people tried to log in to the sale at the same time, which caused the site to crash. The Live Nation chairman later revealed that 14 million fans were trying to sign up at the same time, although Ticketmaster only expected 1.5 million based on the codes issued.
Ticketmaster was forced to cancel regular advance sales for the concert due to a lack of tickets. Thousands of fans were unable to get tickets for the tour, leading to outrage and backlash against Ticketmaster. On November 18, Taylor took to her Instagram story to address the situation. She specifically advised Ticketmaster that she could not handle the demand of the situation, despite assuring her she would be covered.
“It goes without saying that I am extremely protective of my fans,” Taylor wrote. “We’ve been doing this together for decades and over the years I’ve brought so many elements of my career into the house. I did this SPECIFICALLY to improve the quality of my fans’ experience by doing it myself with my team who care as much about my fans as I do. It’s really difficult for me to entrust these relationships and allegiances to an outside entity, and it’s excruciating for me to just watch mistakes happen without recourse. There are a variety of reasons why people have had such a hard time getting tickets and I am trying to figure out how this situation can be improved in the future. I will not apologize to anyone because we asked them several times if they could handle this type of demand and we were assured that they could. It’s really amazing that 2.4 million people got tickets, but it really annoys me that many of them feel like they went through multiple bear attacks to get them. And for those who didn’t get tickets, all I can say is that I hope we give everyone more opportunities to come together and sing these songs. Thanks for wanting to be there. You have no idea how much that means.”
Taylor with her dancers on stage. (Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock)
On the same day, Ticketmaster apologized for the fiasco in a statement on its website. The company specifically apologized to Taylor and her fans while trying to explain how things had gotten so out of hand. Ticketmaster added statistics to show how many people came to the site to buy tickets and explained how that astronomical number differs from what they’ve experienced in the past. “Historically, around 40% of the [verified] fans [with presale codes] actually show up and most buy an average of 3 tickets,” the post explained. “Around 1.5 million [of 3.5 million who signed up] People received codes to take part in the presale on all 52 dates.
The post continued, “This time around, the staggering number of bot attacks, as well as fans who didn’t have codes, drove unprecedented traffic to our site, resulting in a total of 3.5 BILLION system requests.” The company also assured fans, that they are “always working to improve the ticket buying experience”.
In January 2023, Ticketmaster/Live Nation faced a Senate hearing on whether or not its monopoly on the ticketing industry caused this controversy. During the hearing, Live Nation’s CEO issued another apology to Taylor and her fans. “We have to do better and we will do better,” he said, according to the Associated Press. The Ticketmaster leadership was grilled by the Senate during the hearing, and many senators even pulled out lyrics by Taylor Swift to illustrate their points. It remains to be seen whether this hearing will have any impact on the company going forward.
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