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Surprise Songs to Look Forward to at Your “Eras Tour” Show

With the second leg of “Taylor Swift’s: The Eras Tour” starting in the new year, fans are already speculating about the surprise songs.
Swift in mid-air diving into the show’s finale.
“I caught her in midair during her dive back into the stage after the surprise songs” by Michael Hicks (CC BY 2.0)
Swift in mid-air diving into the show’s finale.

Taylor Swift’s over-150 day “The Eras Tour” is one of the most popular events of the year, and fans have been in constant battle against ultra-high demand ticket presales. To make up for the ticket battle, Swift has included a surprise section of her show, changing each night to keep fans on their toes.

Swift’s three hour show spans 17 years of music and the 10 albums from throughout her career. The first show took place on March 17, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona, now nicknamed “Swift-City.” Swift announced to fans in the show she would be playing an acoustic set with two “surprise songs” each night. One song would be played on guitar, the other on piano, which would vary each night throughout the tour. Ever since the announcement, fans have been trying to predict which songs would be played next, and debating which night received the best pairing of songs.

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Swift kicks off the show with her album Lover and eight “eras” (Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Evermore, Reputation, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), Red (Taylor’s Version, Folklore, 1989 (Taylor’s Version)) Later she plays the night’s two surprise songs, followed by a dive onto the stage starting the finale of her newest album Midnights, with a different outfit for each portion of the show. In the spirit of ever-changing costumes, fans have been trying to predict the dress Swift will wear for her surprise songs, and whether the dress affects the night’s choices. With over 10 albums and new “from-the-vault” songs coming out with each re-recorded album, Swift’s discography is large enough to change songs each night without repeating any. Nonetheless, if she feels that there is another way she would like to play the song or if she made a mistake, it is likely that the song can be repeated. Additionally, Swift has announced that the tour’s surprise songs will reset beginning with the 2024 leg of the tour.

Over the course of 2023, Swift has played:
March 17 in Glendale AZ.: “Mirrorball” and “Tim McGraw”
March 18 in Glendale AZ.: “State of Grace” and “This Is Me Trying”
March 24 in Las Vegas NV.: “Our Song” and “Snow on the Beach”
March 25 in Las Vegas NV.: “Cowboy Like Me” with Marcus Mumford and “White Horse”
March 31 in Arlington TX.: “Sad Beautiful Tragic” and “Ours”
April 1 in Arlington TX.: “Death by a Thousand Cuts” and “Clean”
April 2 in Arlington TX.: “Jump Then Fall” and “The Lucky One”
April 13 in Tampa FL.: “Speak Now” and “Treacherous”
April 14 in Tampa, FL.: “The Great War” with Aaron Dessner and “You’re on Your Own, Kid”
April 15 in Tampa, FL.: “Mad Woman” with Aaron Dessner and “Mean”
April 21 in Houston TX.: “Wonderland” and “You’re Not Sorry”
April 22 in Houston TX.: “A Place in This World” and “Today Was a Fairytale”
April 23 in Houston TX.: “Begin Again” and “Cold as You”
April 28 in Atlanta, GA.: “The Other Side of the Door” and “Coney Island”
April 29 in Atlanta GA.: “High Infidelity” and “Gorgeous”
April 30 in Atlanta GA.: “I Bet You Think About Me” and “How You Get the Girl”
May 5 in Nashville TN.: “Sparks Fly” and “Teardrops on My Guitar”
May 6 in Nashville TN.: “Out of the Woods” and “Fifteen”
May 7 in Nashville TN.: “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve” with Aaron Dessner and “Mine”
May 12 in Philadelphia PA.: “Gold Rush” and “Come Back…Be Here”
May 13 in Philadelphia PA.: “Forever & Always” and “This Love”
May 14 in Philadelphia PA.: “Hey Stephen” and “The Best Day”
May 19 in Foxborough MA.: “Should’ve Said No” and “Better Man”
May 20 in Foxborough MA.: “Question…?” and “Invisible”
May 21 in Foxborough MA.: “I Think He Knows” and “Red”
May 26 in East Rutherford, N.J.: “Getaway Car” with Jack Antonoff and “Maroon”
May 27 in East Rutherford, N.J.: “Holy Ground” and “False God”
May 28 in East Rutherford, N.J.: “Welcome to New York” and “Clean”
June 2 in Chicago, IL.: “I Wish You Would” and “The Lakes”
June 3 in Chicago, IL.: “You All Over Me” with Maren Morris and “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”
June 4 in Chicago, IL.: “Hits Different” and “The Moment I Knew”
June 9 in Detroit, MI.: “Haunted” and “I Almost Do”
June 10 in Detroit, MI.: “All You Had to Do Was Stay” and “Breathe”
June 16 in Pittsburgh PA.: “Mr. Perfectly Fine” and “The Last Time”
June 17 in Pittsburgh PA.: “Seven” with Aaron Dessner and “The Story of Us”
June 23 in Minneapolis MN.: “Paper Rings” and “If This Was a Movie”
June 24 in Minneapolis MN.: “Dear John” and “Daylight”
June 30 in Cincinnati OH.: “I’m Only Me When I’m With You” and “Evermore”
July 1 in Cincinnati, OH.: “Ivy” with Aaron Dessner, “I Miss You, I’m Sorry” with Gracie Abrams and “Call It What You Want”
July 7 in Kansas City MS.: “Never Grow Up” and “When Emma Falls in Love”
July 8 in Kansas City, MS.: “Last Kiss” and “Dorothea”
July 14 in Denver CO.: “Picture to Burn” and “Timeless”
July 15 in Denver CO.: “Starlight” and “Back to December”
July 22 in Seattle WA.: “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” and “Everything Has Changed”
July 23 in Seattle WA.: “Message in a Bottle” and “Tied Together With a Smile”
July 28 in Santa Clara CA.: “Right Where You Left Me” and “Castles Crumbling”
July 29 in Santa Clara CA.: “Stay Stay Stay” and “All of the Girls You Loved Before”
Aug. 3 in Los Angeles CA.: “I Can See You” and “Maroon”
Aug. 4 in Los Angeles CA.: “Our Song” and “You Are in Love”
Aug. 5 in Los Angeles CA.: “Death by a Thousand Cuts” and “You’re on Your Own, Kid”
Aug. 7 in Los Angeles CA.: “Dress” and “Exile”
Aug. 8 in Los Angeles CA.: “I Know Places” and “King of My Heart”
Aug. 9 in Los Angeles CA.: “New Romantics” and “New Year’s Day”
Aug. 24 in Mexico City MX.: “I Forgot That You Existed” and “Sweet Nothing”
Aug. 25 in Mexico City MX.: “Tell Me Why” and “Snow on the Beach”
Aug. 26 in Mexico City MX.: “Cornelia Street” and “You’re on Your Own, Kid”
Aug. 27 in Mexico City MX.: “Afterglow” and “Maroon”
Nov. 9 in Buenos Aires, ARG.: “The Very First Night” and “Labyrinth”
Nov. 11 in Buenos Aires, ARG.: “Is It Over Now?”/ “Out of the Woods” and “End Game”
Nov. 12 in Buenos Aires ARG.: “Better Than Revenge” and “Slut!”
Nov. 17 in Rio de Janeiro BR.: “Stay Beautiful” and “Suburban Legends”
Nov. 19 in Rio de Janeiro BR.: “Dancing. With Our Hands Tied” and “Bigger Than the Whole Sky”
Nov. 20 in Rio de Janeiro BR.: “Me!” and “So It Goes”
Nov. 24 in São Paulo BR.: “Now That We Don’t Talk” and “Innocent”
Nov. 25 in São Paulo BR.: “Safe and Sound” and “Untouchable”
Nov. 25 in São Paulo BR.: “Say Don’t Go” and “It’s Time to Go”


Can’t make it to the tour? Tickets sold out? No problem! Catch it in theaters or on YouTube.

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Christiana Ranft is a senior at LRHS and is a writer for the Lancer Ledger in Journalism 1. She enjoys reading and writing, and plans on pursuing an English major. Ranft hopes to expand her writing skills over the course of this class and share stories with the public.

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