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Taylor Swift Announces More North American Dates For the Reputation Stadium Tour

Tickets go on sale Jan. 31 at 10 AM local time.

By Nicholas Rice

Nicholas Rice

Taylor Swift fans are you “…Ready For It?” 

The superstar just announced more Reputation Tour dates today (Jan. 3) for her summer trek in support of her sixth studio album,  Reputation  (which recently just reclaimed its reign on the Billboard 200). Set to kick off in Glendale, Arizona in May, seven new shows have been added in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusets, Minnesota and Texas.

New dates for Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour have just been announced! Tickets go on sale January 31st at 10a local time. Get more information at https://t.co/nl2zos8L1x . pic.twitter.com/XI9yBKTi6Q — Taylor Nation (@taylornation13) January 3, 2018

Swift, who is  on track to chart one of the highest-grossing tours of all time  — despite what reports have said about ticket sales not performing — will allow fans the same opportunity to purchase tickets through a presale that she utilized when the first round of tickets went on sale.

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Swifties can purchase tickets in advance of the public on-sale (Jan. 31) for the added dates via the Taylor Swift Presale powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan when registration opens at 10am EST this Friday (Jan. 5) and continues until 10am EST on Jan. 18. Fans who register and have been previously verified via Taylor Swift Tix will also receive priority access ahead of any new registrants. 

Check out all the Reputation Tour dates below. 

May 8 – University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona

NEW SHOW: May 11th – Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California 

May 12 – Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California

May 18 – Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California

May 19 – Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California

May 22 – CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington

May 25 – Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado

June 1 – Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois

June 2 – Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois

June 30 – Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky

July 7 – Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio

July 10 – FedEx Field in Washington, D.C.

NEW SHOW: July 11th – FedExField in Washington, D.C.

NEW SHOW: July 13th – Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennysylvania

July 14 – Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

July 17 – First Energy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio

July 20 – MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey

July 21 – MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey

NEW SHOW: July 22nd – MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey

NEW SHOW: July 26th – Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts 

July 27 – Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts

July 28 – Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts

August 3 – Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario

Aug. 4 – Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario

Aug. 7 – Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Aug. 10 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Aug. 11 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Aug. 14 – Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

Aug. 18 – Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida

Aug. 25 – Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee

Aug. 28 – Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan

NEW SHOW: August 31st – U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sept. 1 – U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sept. 8 – Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri

Sept. 15 – Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sept. 18 – The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri

Sept. 22 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sept. 29 – NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas

NEW SHOW: October 5th – AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas

Oct. 6 – AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas

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Taylor Swift adds third tour concert at Gillette as hotels see booming bookings

by CAL DYMOWSKI, NBC 10 NEWS

NSAI Songwriter-Artist of the Decade honoree, Taylor Swift performs onstage during NSAI 2022 Nashville Songwriter Awards at Ryman Auditorium on September 20, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)

WRENTHAM, Mass. (WJAR) — Taylor Swift's "Eras" tour is getting a third concert at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

The "Love Story" artist performs in Southern New England from May 19-21, much to the delight of fans.

"If she plays 'All Too Well' that would be awesome," said Swift fan, Michael Botsch. "I saw her in a 'Reputation' tour, and I don't think she can go wrong there."

"I'm very excited Taylor Swift has added another show," said Michael Place of Warren. "I'm a Luke Combs guy, but when an artist adds another show, it goes to show she's very popular and there's a high demand for the tickets."

There's also seemingly high demand for hotel rooms in the area, which could create a "Cruel Summer" for many fans.

Vick Patel runs the America's Best Value Inn on Route 1 and says available rooms at his spot are a "Blank Space." He sold out his 60 units hours after the concert dates and locations were announced on Tuesday.

"As I was seeing the reservations come in, I was recognizing a lot of the same names as the last Taylor Swift concert," Patel told NBC 10 News. "I remember a few years ago it was a good weekend for us so I'm really looking forward to this upcoming year."

He says prices varied from $319 to $400 for rooms at his inn.

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Just minutes down the road in Wrentham, a similar story. Marriott Bonvoy's Springhill Suites and Townplace Suites saying, "Don't Blame Me," as all 108 spots are booked. Management told NBC 10 that those cost $730 to $780 a night.

Christina Leonard of Revere, Massachusetts, has her hotel rooms, but not after a scare. She's getting married in nearby Walpole the same weekend Swift's concerts hit Gillette.

She told NBC 10 News that her 10 rooms were almost given away despite having previously been booked.

"[Hotel management] said we can make a lot more money on the [concert] for the rooms. Up to $1,000 they told me," Leonard said.

She explained the situation has since been cleared up with hotel higher-ups, and she'll have the rooms for her wedding weekend.

The Red Fox Motel near Patriot Place said it'll have just six rooms available when it starts taking reservations for the concert weekend. Management said rates could be up to $600 per night.

A quick check on the Hilton Honors app Friday evening also showed various hotels, motels and other places completely sold out.

Fans can register for codes to get Taylor Swift concert tickets at Gillette shows until Nov. 9. Registered fans who receive a code will then get exclusive access to buy tickets on Nov. 15.

General public sales for all three Gillette Stadium shows open up at 10 a.m. Nov. 18 .

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The Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour  just announced with the first set of dates – and we are SO “ready for it!”

Remember, to get exclusive Presale access you must register for Taylor Swift Tix . Registration closes on Tuesday afternoon, November 28 at 12PM ET . 

Already registered? Make sure you’ve taken these steps  before November 28 so you’re ready for the presale:

  • Visit your Taylor Swift Tix portal to confirm your mobile number
  • Set your ticket preferences in your Taylor Swift Tix portal
  • Log into your Ticketmaster account and make sure you have a valid credit card and updated billing information on file

The Taylor Swift Tix Presale will begin on  Tuesday, December 5  and will run through  Friday, December 8 .  Look out for an email on Saturday, December 2 assigning you your very own presale date and time.  After registration closes, you’ll hear more about special presale windows that were designed just for Taylor Swift Tix participants!

Exact pricing information isn’t available yet, but we can tell you Taylor Swift Tix participants will have the opportunity to unlock access to the best tickets at the best prices.

More details about VIP packages will be available soon and there will be a 6 (six) ticket limit.  We’ll share everything you need to know as we get closer to the presale. For now, check out the dates below and head over to your Taylor Swift Tix portal to get ready.

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UPDATE: Taylor Swift has announced that Charli XCX and Camila Cabello will serve as her tour openers during her  Reputation  stadium tour. The singer unveiled the news on Thursday, via a video tweet .

I have a very exciting update to share… @Camila_Cabello and @charli_xcx will be the opening acts on the #reputationStadiumTour !!! pic.twitter.com/LAjmecVOrJ — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) March 1, 2018

Taylor Swift  extended her upcoming Reputation tour with seven new stadium dates, adding concerts in Santa Clara, California; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; East Rutherford, New Jersey, Foxborough, Massachusetts; Minneapolis and Arlington, Texas, Variety reports. 

General public tickets for the new shows go on sale Wednesday, January 31st at 10 a.m. local time. Fans can purchase advance tickets via Ticketmaster’s Taylor Swift Presale; registration opens Friday, January 5th at 10 a.m. ET and continues through Thursday, January 18th at 10 a.m. ET.

Members of Taylor Swift Tix, the singer’s exclusive Ticketmaster Verified Fan program, will receive priority access ahead of new registrants. The program, which the singer announced in August, attempts to block scalpers and bots from purchasing and reselling tickets.

The tour launches May 8th in Glendale, Arizona and concludes November 9th in Auckland, New Zealand.

Swift returned to Number One on the Billboard 200 with Reputation , her sixth LP, which she issued in November. Rolling Stone ranked the album the year’s third-best pop record and the seventh-best overall .

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May 8 – Glendale, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium May 11 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium May 12 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium May 18 – Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl May 19 – Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl May 22 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field May 25 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field At Mile High June 1 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field June 2 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field June 30 – Louisville, KY @ Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium July 7 – Columbus, OH @ Ohio Stadium July 10 – Washington, DC @ FedEx Field July 11 – Washington, DC @ FedEx Field July 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field July 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field July 17 – Cleveland, OH @ First Energy Stadium July 20 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium July 21 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium July 22 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium July 26 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium July 27 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium July 28 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium August 3 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre August 4 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre August 7 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field August 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium August 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium August 14 – Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium August 18 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium August 25 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium August 28 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field August 31 – Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium September 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium September 8 – Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium September 15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Lucas Oil Stadium September 18 – St. Louis, MO @ The Dome at America’s Center September 22 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome September 29 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium October 5 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium October 6 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium October 9 – Perth, AU @ Optus Stadium October 26 – Melbourne, AU @ Etihad Stadium November 2 – Sydney, AU @ ANZ Stadium November 6 – Brisbane, AU @ The Gabba November 9 – Auckland, NZ @ Mt Smart Stadium

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Drop Everything! Taylor Swift Just Announced the First Dates For Her Reputation Tour

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We hope you're sitting down right now, because Taylor Swift just unveiled some big news. Less than a week after dropping her sixth album, Reputation , the singer announced the first round of dates for her Reputation stadium tour. The general public sale kicks off on Dec. 13 (aka Swift's birthday), but dedicated Swifties will be able to purchase tickets in advance through the Ticketmaster Verified Fan program . But you better hurry! Registration for the program closes on Nov. 28. If you're not in the Unites States or Canada, don't fret, dates for the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand will be announced at a later time.

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May 12: Santa Clara, CA, Levi's Stadium

May 19: Pasadena, CA, Rose Bowl

May 22: Seattle, WA, CenturyLink Field

May 25: Denver, CO, Sports Authority Field At Mile High

June 2: Chicago, IL, Soldier Field

June 30: Louisville, KY, Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

July 7: Columbus, OH, Ohio Stadium

July 10: Washington DC, FedEx Field

July 14: Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field

July 17: Cleveland, OH, First Energy Stadium

July 21: East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium

July 28: Foxborough, MA, Gillette Stadium

Aug. 4: Toronto, ON, Rogers Centre

Aug. 7: Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Field

Aug. 11: Atlanta, GA, Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Aug. 14: Tampa, FL, Raymond James Stadium

Aug. 18: Miami, FL, Hard Rock Stadium

Aug. 25: Nashville, TN, Nissan Stadium

Aug. 28: Detroit, MI, Ford Field

Sept. 1: Minneapolis, MN, U.S. Bank Stadium

Sept. 8: Kansas City, MO, Arrowhead Stadium

Sept. 15: Indianapolis, IN, Lucas Oil Stadium

Sept. 18: St. Louis, MO, The Dome at America's Center

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Taylor swift's reputation stadium tour, & why it was the most incredible show i have ever experienced, sean patrick coyle , neighbor.

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This past weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to attend Taylor Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour at Gillette Stadium. For years, Ms. Swift has been gracing Massachusetts with her presence, and every summer I always say I’m going to go but never do; this summer was the summer that I finally did. And boy oh boy, was it worth it. It goes without saying that she gave an absolutely incredible, unforgettable performance. Seeing her perform “Reputation” live gave me a new perspective, enabled me to experience the album in a brand-new way, and breathed life into an already beautiful, sonically cohesive & finely calibrated record.

When Taylor announced pre-sale tickets back in December, I immediately signed up for her clever marketing scheme so that I would be among the first to know when to get tickets. After listening to the latest album, I knew I absolutely could not miss this show; although Taylor Swift was never really my favorite artist until “1989” was released, I have always admired her as a person, and truly believe she is one of few All-American celebrities who is genuinely appreciative of her fans; she understands that without them, her career wouldn’t be possible. Further, she is someone who doesn’t rely on sex to sell her music, and someone who is positive, authentic and real that people can look up to as a positive role model. What I love most about Taylor Swift, is that she is genuinely excited about making music that is based on real experiences & feelings that others can easily relate to. She is a prime example of how working hard towards something you are truly passionate about can pay off and lead to great success and admiration. Seeing her in concert would absolutely rock my world, and I was determined to attend.

I can literally remember exactly where I was and exactly how I felt when she released “Look What You Made Me Do”, the lead single off “Reputation”. I was living in a Brownstone in Allston-Brighton that I had just recently moved into, and was lying in bed at about 12 in the morning when the song dropped on Spotify. I remember getting goosebumps within the first ten seconds of hearing the track. Chills ran up and down my arms and back, and I felt haunted by the sound and lyrics. I can distinctly remember relating heavily to the lyrics - it felt as though the song was written specifically about my life situation and what I was going through at the time, even though it obviously wasn’t. I knew from that moment that her latest album was going to be huge. “Huge” is definitely a massive understatement as to how incredible this record is - however, I’m lacking in creativity at the moment to think of a more illustrious word to describe it with. Suffice to say, I have been obsessed with “Reputation” since its release.

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My first task was to find friends who liked Taylor Swift and who were willing and able to shell out money to go to her concert. Obviously, someone who isn’t a fan of hers wouldn’t want to go to her show given the cost of tickets, parking, and food & drinks at the stadium. What's more, is that I knew if I was going to this concert, I was investing in good seats, and would not settle for the nosebleeds. This part was a little bit of a challenge, as a great majority of my friend’s dislike TSwift for one reason or another - “she’s too nice”, “her kindness is fake”, “her music sucks”, “she’s not genuine”, etc. As if anyone actually knows what celebrities are like in real life; I think it’s important to note that the people who say Taylor Swift isn’t kind or genuine, or that she’s a fake person, are the exact same people that will turn around and say Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian are the epitome of authenticity. HAAAAA! As if.

Despite this obstacle, I was determined to find even one friend to go to the show with - it’s the one performance in recent memory that I absolutely could not miss. It’s the one concert that I would have been emotionally devastated had I not attended, and would honestly have cried myself to sleep all three nights with the knowledge that she was performing and I wasn’t able to be there. TSwift’s music literally makes me feel so many emotions, and to see her perform live would legitimately be a dream come true. Thankfully, my friend & housemate Seana is equally as big a fan as I, so we decided to go to the concert together.

I spent Saturday leading up to the concert making preparations: I listened exclusively to TSwift music throughout the day, and made a sign that said “Taylor Swift: I LOVE your Reputation” & “Taylor Swift: You’ll never go out of style!” - unfortunately, I wound up not taking the sign with me to the show because it was too big, and security likely would have made me throw it away. Such a shame, because it was a wicked cute sign. Regardless, I was super excited all day, and made sure my look was on fleek for the concert that night. This includes my “I’ve been day drinking Yellow Tail pinot grigio all day to pregame this concert”, look. Also, I just want to note that I literally lost my Ray Ban’s BEFORE I even left for the concert - absolutely no idea how that happened.

Once Seana got home from work & assembled her outfit, we were off to Foxborough. She literally looked beyond Gorgeous - picture Kendall Jenner in blonde form. She wore a sexy black cropped tank, paired with black fishnets and destroyed ripped jeans, Calvin Klein underwear & black boots. Literally, she looked exactly like what you would expect a fan of Taylor Swift to look like - scroll down if you want to see the photos. I myself looked kind of like a 16 year old attending their first concert - but I may have just felt that way because it was my first Taylor Swift Concert, and because it was my first time seeing a concert at a massive stadium. I wore ripped Abercrombie booty shorts, a shirt that said “Dream Junkie”, and was dripped in crystals from Swarovski.

Surprisingly enough, there wasn’t that much traffic getting there, and we only had to park a mile away from the stadium. We didn’t get to the parking lot until maybe like 6-6:30 and thought we were running late since Charli XCX was opening at 7 - but when we got there, there were still tons of people in the parking lot pregaming, barbequing, and having a great time. God I love Gillette Stadium.

Once we ventured to the stadium and found our seats, we went to grab a couple of overpriced Twisted Teas, and of course some T-Swift merch. My “Dream Junkie” tee was quickly replaced with a $40 “Reputation” tee, and Seana & I both bought matching “Reputation” posters. We sat down and were treated to two amazing performances by Charli XCX and Camila Cabello, both of whom fit right in with the vibe of the show. Charli’s futuristic pop sound and Camila’s high energy & Pat’s jersey definitely won both over with the crowd. The pair served great as an energy lift for everyone entering the stadium.

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Then came the main event: TAYLOR SWIFT! “We’re back!”, she exclaimed as she opened the show with “...Ready For It?”, which is pretty much exactly what I expected her to do - and I loved it, because I really wasn’t even ready for how dazzling and awe inspiring this concert really truly was. She played pretty much every song on “Reputation”, and the show itself was decked with all kinds of props, decorations, and special effects, including an impressive firework display at the end of the show, and at certain points throughout. Swift also moved around to different stages throughout the stadium via a lit up platform and a giant cobra.

In terms of production, no expense or idea was spared. Everyone in the audience received light up wristbands as we entered the stadium, which lit up throughout the night in various patterns and designs. She performed in front of two gigantic, drive-in movie size screens that moved and changed scenes throughout the course of the night. The most impressive feature of this show, was the serpent theme: snakes were displayed prominently on all of the screens, and the stage itself was populated with gigantic, gilded, blowup cobras and slithery pythons. The snake symbolism derives from a feud between Swift and the Kardashians in 2016 - essentially, Kim Kardashian West shared a series of videos on Snapchat (and eventually, her “Reality” show), that appeared to depict her husband, Kanye West, discussing controversial lyrics to the song “Famous” on the phone with Swift. It appeared from the videos that Taylor approved of the lyrics, however, prior to the surfacing of the videos, she claimed she never approved of Kanye calling her a “bitch” - which, she never explicitly stated in the videos that she approved, so I’m with her. The release of these videos led to trashy Kim Kartrashian and her band of mindless followers to refer to Ms. Swift as a “snake”, hence the theme of the tour.

In between songs, Swift also took time to talk to the audience about the meaning behind the music. She went into great detail about her artistic process and how she has fine tuned it throughout her career. She explained her evolution and what brought her to write “Reputation” - she as well encouraged the audience not to let the opinions of others to get them down, especially when it’s from people whom you don’t know that also don’t know you or your story, and are making comments about you based on hearsay or jealousy. Per Swift, “You shouldn’t care so much if you feel misunderstood by a lot of people who don’t know you, as long as you feel understood by people who do know you, who will show up for you, the people who see you as a human being…it’s you. You did that for me.”

Seana and I left Gillette Stadium after Taylor finished off the night with "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things", both feeling inspired and in awe of the show that we had just witnessed. We both felt energized from the production values, the dancing, the sights, the sounds, and especially, all of the other excited fans that were in the audience; we literally couldn't stop talking about it as we sat in traffic on our way home. I emphasized how happy and thankful I was that we were able to attend, as I hadn't seen a show that impressive since I had seen Madonna at the DCU Center back in 2004. This show re-affirmed my love for Taylor Swift, and the price that I paid for tickets and everything else felt completely justified. It really is an amazing experience when you are able to see and hear your favorite artist perform your favorite songs in person, live on stage. I am so happy and blessed that I was able to have this opportunity, and will hopefully be attending more of her shows in the future.

“...Ready For It?”

“I Did Something Bad”

“Style”/”Love Story”/”You Belong With Me”

“Look What You Made Me Do”

“King of My Heart”

“Shake It Off”

“Dancing With Our Hands Tied”

“All Too Well”

“Blank Space”

“Bad Blood”/ “Should’ve Said No”

“Don’t Blame Me”

“Long Live”/ “New Year’s Day”

“Getaway Car”

“Call It What You Want”

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”/”This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”

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Taylor Swift performs onstage during the The Eras Tour at Lincoln Financial Field on May 12, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Lisa Lake/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS) / Photo via Getty Images/ Lisa Lake/TAS23 /Contributor

How long before the show to get there?

If you’re one of the lucky ones who got the nearly-instantly-sold-out train tickets, you don’t have to worry. But if you’re driving to Gillette, make sure you plan ahead. If you don’t want to miss the opener at 6:30 p.m., consider trying to arrive closer to when the lots open at 2:30. Parking at the stadium itself requires a (sold out) prepaid pass, but if you have one, you’re guaranteed a spot. Otherwise, there’s general parking across from the stadium that ticket holders can use, but again, get there early if you want to get a spot. Gillette also warns that people attending Friday’s show leave even earlier to beat rush hour traffic.

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What’s the best way to beat Gillette traffic?

The show’s over and you’re ready to take off like you’re in a getaway car . But much like Taylor said in that song off her Reputation album, “You’ll never get far.” Since there’s only one way in and out of the stadium , there will be tons of cars flooding the road at once, so you’ll probably spend more time asking the traffic lights if it’ll be alright (or if you’ll ever get home). If you’re thinking of sneaking out down a side road, don’t: Many of them are closed during events unless you’re a resident. (Now is the time to see which of your friends live in Foxborough and has a driveway you can borrow.)

Stadium lots also close right after the show, so waiting out the traffic isn’t really an option. Your best bet is seeing if someone in neighboring Walpole will rent you a parking spot at their home (it’s possible) and walking 25 minutes to the stadium (and back) or perhaps leaving the show a little early—if you can stand to miss the Midnights songs Swift closes with or one of her surprise (!) numbers.

What should I bring? What should I leave at home?

Let’s be honest: You’re going to want to be getting down to these sick beats , so you don’t want to worry about bringing and keeping track of a ton of items. Gillette also has a strict bag policy that will be in effect which means you can’t carry much in anyways. Only small wristlets, clear bags no bigger than 12-inch by 12-inch by 6-inch, and one-gallon plastic freezer bags are allowed in, so consider packing the basics like a portable phone charger and earplugs. (Trust, it’ll get loud.) But leave the fancy camera and umbrella at home, or else you won’t be able to stay, stay, stay .

Save yourself a massive headache and skip the merch.

Unless it’s really worth it to you to be able to walk out in the much-coveted Eras Tour sweatshirt , you might be better off ordering online than waiting to buy in-person (even though this merch will surely never go out of style ). If you really need a tour poster, don’t settle for waiting in the first hyper-long line you see. Some stands will have shorter lines than others, so it could be worth it to hunt those down. Otherwise, consider making and trading friendship bracelets (a nod to the iconic lyric “So make the friendship bracelets” in “You’re on Your Own, Kid”) with other fans. Many are doing this and it’s a much more personal touch than a T-shirt everyone else will have.

Eat beforehand, hydrate throughout, and don’t skip your bathroom breaks.

Gillette doesn’t let you bring in food or drinks , so best to eat and hydrate before you get inside. There’s plenty of restaurants at Patriots Place. Or you can join in on a time-honored football tradition and tailgate (or might we say Tay-gate?) before the show, an opportunity to mingle with fellow fans and enjoy some breakfast at midnight (I mean, 4 p.m.). Just don’t have any open flames. (They’re against stadium policy.)

When it comes to the issue of bathroom breaks, fans on TikTok have been sharing their tips since the tour opened in March on how to get in a quick visit without missing much of the show. The short version is this: Go before the show starts, drink in small sips (but make sure you’re staying hydrated) and check the setlist to find a scheduled time to make a break (many recommend after “Enchanted” during the long intro to the Red segment of the show). Maybe skip the cheap-ass screw-top rose or other alcoholic beverages that’ll make you have to go.

What to wear: comfy shoes, minimal layers, and lots of sparkle.

Eager Swifties have been crafting their costumes for this show for months, whether they’re mimicking one of Taylor’s iconic outfits—like the Junior Jewels T-shirt from the “You Belong with Me” music video—or channeling her sparkly tour aesthetic with some sequined gear and a signature red lip. Fans who’ve already attended recommend layers and comfy shoes, as you’ll surely be shaking it off and getting a little sweaty. Forecasts for the weekend also show the possibility of some midnight rain , so a jacket isn’t a bad idea either.

If you don’t have tickets, don’t try to sit outside.

Taylor Swift fans in Philly made headlines earlier this week for lining up outside the stadium to listen to her performance without paying the price of a ticket (though they did miss out on the stunning visuals and Swift’s sparkly costumes). But if you’re hoping to hunker down in Patriot Place and get a free show, think again. Staff will be checking tickets to make sure only attendees are parking in the lots, so don’t expect to do some vigilante shit to eavesdrop on the grounds.

Remember: It’s a concert. Have fun.

Don’t bother getting angry at the person in your aisle who gets up and squeezes by you four times during the over three-hour show. Instead, just enjoy everyone holding up their phone lights as Taylor sings “Marjorie,” the wind literally blowing in your hair and enacting the lyrics during the ten-minute version of “All Too Well,” or screaming “HE LOOKS UP GRINNING LIKE A DEVIL” with a bunch of other people who love the same music you do. Take it from someone who saw Taylor Sunday in Philly  (and from Taylor herself)— you need to calm down if you want to have a good time.

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Taylor Swift performs onstage during night two of  The Eras Tour at Nissan Stadium on May 06, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. / Photo via Getty Images/John Shearer/TAS23 / Contributor

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The surprise songs, sometimes called secret songs or b-stage songs, they’ve become a hallmark of every Taylor Swift tour concert. It’s the time in which the Sparkly Dressed picks up the Sparkly Guitar (Sparkly Green in this era) and brings out a song from the vault. It’s a big vault, but somehow T-Swizzle has rummaged deep and brought some old cuts we thought we’d never hear again.

The surprise guests were rare but still amazing. Let’s not forget the amazing opening acts of Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.

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  • May 8: University of Phoenix Stadium. Glendale, AZ. Taylor plays “All Too Well”.
  • May 11: Levi’s Stadium. Santa Clara, CA. The Sparkly Dressed performs “Wildest Dreams”.
  • May 12: Levi’s Stadium. Santa Clara, CA. Tay presents “The Best Day” on Mother’s Day Weekend.
  • May 18: Rose Bowl. Pasadena, CA. The Princess in Red brings out Shawn Mendez to play “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” and plays “Red” on the b-stage.

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift at the rep tour Pasadena May 19 2018

  • May 22: CenturyLink Field. Seattle, WA. Tay Sway gives us a rendition of “Holy Ground”.
  • May 25: Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Denver, CO. The Songstress goes for “Teardrops on My Guitar”.
  • June 1: Soldier Field. Chicago, IL. T-Swizzle plays “Our Song”.
  • June 2: Soldier Field. Chicago, IL. The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar was feeling “22”.
  • June 8: Etihad Stadium. Manchester, United Kingdom. The Snake Queen plays “I Knew You Were Trouble”.
  • June 9: Etihad Stadium. Manchester, United Kingdom. The Enchantress plays “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”.
  • June 15: Croke Park. Dublin, Ireland. The Blonde With The Green Guitar plays “Mean”.
  • June 16: Croke Park. Dublin, Ireland. The Mother of Fighting Dragons performs “How You Get The Girl”.
  • June 22: Wembley Stadium. London, United Kingdom. The Queen of Sparks brings out Niall Horan to play “Slow Hands”. She takes the b-stage to play “So It Goes”.

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  • June 30: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Louisville, KY. T-Swizzle plays “Mine”.
  • July 7: Ohio Stadium. Columbus, OH. The Sparkly Dressed performs “Sparks Fly”.
  • July 10: FedExField. Washington, DC. The Princess in Red plays “State of Grace”.
  • July 11: FedExField. Washington, DC.  The Snake Queen plays “Haunted”.
  • July 13: Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia, PA. The Enchantress performs “Never Grow Up”.
  • July 14: Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia, PA. The Blonde With The Guitar That Will Be Sparkly Again sang “Treacherous”.
  • July 17: FirstEnergy Stadium. Cleveland, OH. Taylor sings “Babe” for the first time.
  • July 20: MetLife Stadium. East Rutherford, NJ. T-Swizzle performs “Welcome To New York”.
  • July 21: MetLife Stadium. East Rutherford, NJ. The Forever and Always Fearless One plays “Fearless”.
  • July 22: MetLife Stadium. East Rutherford, NJ. The Enchantress plays “Enchanted”.

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  • July 27: Gillette Stadium. Foxborough, MA. The Fearless One sings “Change”.
  • July 28: Gillette Stadium. Foxborough, MA. T-Swizzle performs “Mine”.
  • August 3: Rogers Centre. Toronto, ON. The Songstress plays “Out of the Woods”.
  • August 4: Rogers Centre. Toronto, ON. Taylor brings out Bryan Adams to sing “Summer of 69”. She also plays “Come Back, Be Here” live for the first time ever.
  • August 7: Heinz Field. Pittsburgh, PA. The Mother of Fighting Dragons With You performs “A Place In This World”.
  • August 10: Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta, GA. The Blonde With The Green Guitar Which Used To Be Sparkly plays “This Love”.
  • August 11: Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta, GA. The Snake Queen plays “The Lucky One”.
  • August 14: Raymond James Stadium. Tampa, FL. Taylor plays “Invisible”.
  • August 18: Hard Rock Stadium. Miami, FL. The Enchantress plays “Breathe”.

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  • August 28: Ford Field. Detroit, MI. The Sparkly Dressed plays “Jump Then Fall”.
  • August 31: U.S. Bank Stadium. Minneapolis, MN. The Blonde With The Guitar Of Indeterminate Color plays “Begin Again”.
  • September 1: U.S. Bank Stadium. Minneapolis, MN. The Fearless One plays “Tied Together With A Smile”.
  • September 8: Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City, MO. The Mother of Fighting Dragons With You plays “Story of Us”.
  • September 15: Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis, IN. The Forever and Always Fearless One plays “Forever and Always”.
  • September 18: The Dome at America’s Center. St. Louis, MO. Taylor plays “Hey Stephen”.
  • September 22: Mercedes-Benz Superdome. New Orleans, LA. T-Swizzle performs “Speak Now”.
  • September 29: NRG Stadium. Houston, TX. The Enchantress plays “Wonderland”.
  • October 5: AT&T Stadium. Arlington, TX. T-Swizzle brings out Maren Morris to play “The Middle” and plays “White Horse” on the b-stage.

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  • October 19: Optus Stadium. Perth, Australia. The Blonde With the Snake Microphone sings “I Knew You Were Trouble”.
  • October 26: Etihad Stadium. Melbourne, Australia. Taylor sings “I’m Only Me When I’m With You”.
  • November 2: ANZ Stadium. Sydney Olympic Park, Australia. The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar was feeling “22”.
  • November 6: The Gabba. Brisbane, Australia. T-Swizzle plays “Starlight”.
  • November 9: Mt Smart Stadium. Auckland, New Zealand. The Songstress plays “Out of the Woods”.
  • November 20: Tokyo Dome. Tokyo, Japan. The Snake Queen sings “I Know Places”.
  • November 21: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo. Japan. The Sparkly Dressed performs “Wildest Dreams”.

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  • The Internet Is Losing It Because Taylor Swift Just Announced These <i>Reputation</i> Tour Dates

The Internet Is Losing It Because Taylor Swift Just Announced These Reputation Tour Dates

Taylor Swift has announced the dates and locations for her Reputation stadium tour , which will take place in the U.S. between May 8 and Oct. 6 next year.

The 27-year-old will be performing on 27 dates in more than 20 different cities across the country, kicking off at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, and ending at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The tickets can be bought using Ticketmaster , and details about price and VIP packages have not yet been released. Avid Swift fans can register for Taylor Swift Tix presale access before 12 p.m. ET on Nov. 28. The presale will run between Dec. 5 and Dec. 8.

Predictably, the internet went into meltdown mode following the announcement, with many social media users voicing their frustration at not knowing when Swift is coming to their country. Date’s for the pop star’s international tour will be announced at a later date.

Taylor Swift announced tour dates but I'm at work at cannot freak out appropriately pic.twitter.com/l8iHrrxD5v — Ashley Allen (@TheBlondeAshley) November 13, 2017
OMG @taylorswift13 has just announced the first few dates for her stadium world tour. Hurry up announcing UK dates #repuatation pic.twitter.com/YlJYptk0zR — Sol Loredo (@sol_de_mar) November 13, 2017
Taylor Swift just released tour dates and I know I won't be able to go and it makes me want to scream. pic.twitter.com/FShu5EQrbq — Sam (@Samrp01) November 13, 2017

Below is the full list of dates and locations for Swift’s highly anticipated tour.

May 8: University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona May 12: Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California May 19: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California May 22: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington May 25: Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado June 2: Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois June 30: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky July 7: Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio July 10: FedEx Field in Washington, D.C. July 14: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 17: First Energy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio July 21: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey July 28: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts August 4: Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario August 7: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania August 11: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia August 14: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida August 18: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida August 25: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee August 28: Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan September 1: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota September 8: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri September 15: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana September 18: The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri September 22: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana September 29: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas October 6: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas

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Reputation Stadium Tour

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  • 4 Awards and nominations
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  • 10 Tour dates

Netflix original [ ]

On December 13, 2018, Taylor thanked everyone for her birthday wishes on Instagram and also announced that there was going to be a tour movie for the Reputation Stadium Tour that would be released on New Year's Eve, titled Taylor Swift: reputation Stadium Tour . It was filmed at the last Dallas/Arlington show, which was the final US leg date. It featured the surprise song " All Too Well ".

Taylor Swift designed her own stage, complete with an elevator, and a rapid changing room for her eight costumes.

The main screen was 110 feet tall and and made of 12 columns and 1,5OO LED tiles that split into 49 individual screens that moved depending on the song. The stage design is an X shape and it also features a B & C Stage that Taylor accessed with the floating constellation and snake gondolas during " Delicate " and the " Bad Blood "/" Should've Said No " mashup. The band played right behind the main screen and during certain parts of the show, the screen opened and the audience could see them.

During " Look What You Made Me Do ", there was a giant inflatable snake named Karyn on the stage as well as smaller inflatable snakes on the B & C Stage and for the show encore, a water fountain was installed on stage. There were also fire, smoke and fireworks effects throughout the show from the stage. The LED bracelets distributed to the attendees were interactive with the songs and stage visuals.

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Critical review [ ]

"This might be her most astounding tour yet – even when she’s aiming for maximum stadium-rock razzle-dazzle bombast, she gives it all the vibe of a mass communion." - Rolling Stone

Awards and nominations [ ]

The Reputation Stadium Tour won five awards from eight nominations.

Set list [ ]

Official set list for the tour.

  • " ...Ready For It? "
  • " I Did Something Bad "
  • " Gorgeous "
  • " Style " / " Love Story " / " You Belong with Me "
  • " Look What You Made Me Do "
  • " End Game "
  • " King of My Heart "
  • " Delicate "
  • " Shake It Off " (with Charli XCX and Camila Cabello)
  • " Dancing With Our Hands Tied " (" So It Goes... " played at some shows)
  • Surprise Song
  • " Blank Space "
  • " Bad Blood " / " Should've Said No "
  • " Don't Blame Me "
  • " Long Live " / " New Year's Day "
  • Why She Disappeared (spoken poem interlude)
  • " Getaway Car "
  • " Call It What You Want "
  • " We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together " / " This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things "

Setlist changes [ ]

  • On July 10, July 14, July 22, and many other dates, Swift performed " So It Goes... " instead of " Dancing With Our Hands Tied ".
  • On July 14, Swift performed " Our Song " and " Wildest Dreams " a cappella after the levitating gondola used during " Delicate " malfunctioned. She did not go by the first B stage or do the crowd walk, and instead did every song she would've performed on the first B stage, on the C stage.
  • On July 21, Swift performed " Clean " before the " Long Live "/" New Year's Day " mashup, because it was raining.

Surprise songs [ ]

The following songs were performed by Swift after " Dancing With Our Hands Tied ". The songs changed each night. A playlist of every surprise song is featured on streaming platforms called "Reputation Stadium Tour Surprise Songs Playlist".

  • Glendale: " All Too Well "
  • Santa Clara night one: " Wildest Dreams "
  • Santa Clara night two: " The Best Day "
  • Pasadena night one: " Red "
  • Seattle: " Holy Ground "
  • Denver: " Teardrops on My Guitar "
  • Chicago night one: " Our Song "
  • Chicago night two: " 22 "
  • Manchester night one: " I Knew You Were Trouble "
  • Manchester night two: " I Don't Wanna Live Forever "
  • Dublin night one: " Mean "
  • Dublin night two: " How You Get the Girl "
  • London night one: " So It Goes... "
  • London night two: " Fifteen "
  • Louisville: " Mine "
  • Columbus: " Sparks Fly "
  • Landover night one: " State of Grace "
  • Landover night two: " Haunted "
  • Philadelphia night one: " Never Grow Up "
  • Philadelphia night two: " Treacherous "
  • Cleveland: " Babe "
  • East Rutherford night one: " Welcome to New York "
  • East Rutherford night two: " Fearless "
  • East Rutherford night three: " Enchanted "
  • Foxborough night one: " 22 "
  • Foxborough night two: " Change "
  • Foxborough night three: " Ours "
  • Toronto night one: " Out of the Woods "
  • Toronto night two: " Come Back... Be Here "
  • Pittsburgh: " A Place in This World "
  • Atlanta night one: " This Love "
  • Atlanta night two: " The Lucky One "
  • Tampa: " Invisible "
  • Miami Gardens: " Breathe "
  • Nashville: " Better Man "
  • Detroit: " Jump Then Fall "
  • Minneapolis night one: " Begin Again "
  • Minneapolis night two: " Tied Together with a Smile "
  • Kansas City: " The Story of Us "
  • Indianapolis: " Forever & Always "
  • St. Louis: " Hey Stephen "
  • New Orleans: " Speak Now "
  • Houston: " Wonderland "
  • Arlington night one: " White Horse "
  • Arlington night two: " All Too Well "
  • Perth: " I Knew You Were Trouble "
  • Melbourne: " I'm Only Me When I'm with You "
  • Sydney: " 22 "
  • Brisbane: " Starlight "
  • Auckland: " Out of the Woods "
  • Tokyo night one: " I Know Places "
  • Tokyo night two: " Wildest Dreams "

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These artists joined Taylor on stage to sing a song together as a surprise to the fans.

  • May 18, 2018 - Pasadena, California - Shawn Mendes - " There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back "
  • May 19, 2018 - Pasadena, California - Troye Sivan - " My My My! "
  • May 19, 2018 - Pasadena, California - Selena Gomez - " Hands To Myself "
  • June 22, 2018 - London, England - Niall Horan - " Slow Hands "
  • June 23, 2018 - London, England - Robbie Williams - " Angels "
  • July 26, 2018 - Foxborough, Massachusetts - Hayley Kiyoko - " Curious "
  • August 4, 2018 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Bryan Adams - " Summer of '69 "
  • August 25, 2018 - Nashville, Tennessee - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill - " Tim McGraw "
  • October 5, 2018 - Arlington, Texas - Maren Morris - " The Middle "
  • October 6, 2018 - Arlington, Texas - Sugarland - " Babe "

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Taylor Swift Announces More Dates For 'Reputation' Stadium Tour

The GRAMMY-winner pumps up her North American tour with seven additional dates across the U.S.

With an already massive tour planned in support of her sixth album, Reputation , Taylor Swift has given her fans even more opportunities to catch her live in 2018 by adding seven U.S. dates to her Reputation stadium tour.

The announcement comes the same week Reputation reclaimed the top spot on the Billboard 200, after being temporarily dethroned by Eminem 's Revival . Swift's Reputation tour was already on track to be one of the most talked-about tours of the year.

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The newly announced dates will expand the tour to add an additional show in each of these seven cities: Santa Clara, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Rutherford, N. J.; Foxborough, Mass.; Minneapolis, Minn.; and Arlington, Texas.

Advance ticket sales for the added dates will begin for fans registered for the Taylor Swift Presale via Ticketmaster Verified Fan starting on Jan. 5 and continuing through Jan.18. Tickets for the general public will go on-sale Jan. 31.

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11 Artists Who Influenced Taylor Swift: Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Tim McGraw & More

From Paul McCartney to Paramore, Emily Dickinson and even "Game of Thrones," read on for some of the major influences Taylor Swift has referenced throughout her GRAMMY-winning career.

As expected, much buzz followed the release of Taylor Swift 's 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department , on April 19. Fans and critics alike have devoured the sprawling double album’s 31 tracks, unpacking her reflections from "a fleeting and fatalistic moment in time" in search of Easter eggs, their new favorite lyrics and references to famous faces (both within the pop supernova’s closely guarded orbit and the historical record). 

Shoutouts abound in The Tortured Poets Department : Charlie Puth gets his much-deserved (and Taylor-approved) flowers on the title track, while 1920s screen siren Clara Bow, the ancient Greek prophetess Cassandra and Peter Pan each get a song titled after them. Post Malone and   Florence + the Machine ’s Florence Welch each tap in for memorable duets. Relationships old (Joe Alwyn), new (Travis Kelce) and somewhere in between (1975’s Matty Healy) are alluded to without naming names, as is, possibly, the singer’s reputation -era feud with Kim Kardashian. 

Swift casts a wide net on The Tortured Poets Department , encompassing popular music, literature, mythology and beyond, but it's far from the first time the 14-time GRAMMY winner has worn her influences on her sleeve. While you digest TTPD , consider these 10 figures who have influenced the poet of the hour — from Stevie Nicks and Patti Smith to Emily Dickinson, William Wordsworth, Arya Stark and more.

Stevie Nicks

If Taylor Swift is the chairman of The Tortured Poets Department , Stevie Nicks may as well be considered its poet laureate emeritus. The mystical Fleetwood Mac frontwoman earns an important mention on side A closer "Clara Bow," in which Swift ties an invisible string from herself to a pre- Rumours Nicks ("In ‘75, the hair and lips/ Crowd goes wild at her fingertips"), and all the way back to the 1920s It Girl of the song’s title.

For her part, Nicks seems to approve of her place in Swift’s cultural lineage, considering she penned the poem found inside physical copies of The Tortured Poets Department . "He was in love with her/ Or at least she thought so," the Priestess of Rock and Roll wrote in part, before signing off, "For T — and me…"

Swift’s relationship with Nicks dates back to the 2010 GRAMMYs, when the pair performed a medley of "Rhiannon" and "You Belong With Me " before the then-country upstart took home her first Album Of The Year win for 2009’s Fearless . More recently, the "Edge of Seventeen" singer publicly credited Swift’s Midnights cut "You’re On Your Own, Kid" for helping her through the 2022 death of Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie .

Patti Smith

Swift may see herself as more "modern idiot" than modern-day Patti Smith, but that didn’t stop the superstar from name-dropping the icon synonymous with the Hotel Chelsea and punk scene of ‘70s New York on a key track on The Tortured Poets Department . Swift rather self-deprecatingly compares herself to the celebrated Just Kids memoirist (and 2023 Songwriters Hall of Fame nominee) on the double album’s synth-drenched title track, and it’s easy to see how Smith’s lifelong fusion of rock and poetry influenced the younger singer’s dactylic approach to her new album. 

Smith seemed to appreciate the shout-out on "The Tortured Poets Department" as well. "This is saying I was moved to be mentioned in the company of the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Thank you Taylor," she wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of herself reading Thomas’ 1940 poetry collection Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog .

Emily Dickinson

When it comes to iconic poets, Swift has also taken a page or two over her career from Emily Dickinson. While the great 19th century poet hasn’t come up explicitly in Swift’s work, she did reference her poetic forebear (and actual sixth cousin, three times removed !) in her speech while accepting the award for Songwriter-Artist of the Decade at the 2022 Nashville Songwriter Awards.

"I’ve never talked about this publicly before, because, well, it’s dorky. But I also have, in my mind, secretly, established genre categories for lyrics I write. Three of them, to be exact. They are affectionately titled Quill Lyrics, Fountain Pen Lyrics and Glitter Gel Pen Lyrics," Swift told the audience before going on to explain, "If my lyrics sound like a letter written by Emily Dickinson’s great-grandmother while sewing a lace curtain, that’s me writing in the Quill genre," she went on to explain.

Even before this glimpse into Swift’s writing process, Easter eggs had been laid pointing to her familial connection to Dickinson. For example, she announced her ninth album evermore on December 10, 2020, which would have been the late poet’s 190th birthday. Another clue that has Swifties convinced? Dickinson’s use of the word "forevermore" in her 1858 poem "One Sister Have I in Our House," which Swift also cleverly breaks apart in Evermore ’s Bon Iver-assisted title track ("And I couldn’t be sure/ I had a feeling so peculiar/ That this pain would be for/ Evermore").

The Lake Poets

Swift first put her growing affinity for poetry on display during her folklore era with "the lakes." On the elegiac bonus track, the singer draws a parallel with the Lake Poets of the 19th century, wishing she could escape to "the lakes where all the poets went to die" with her beloved muse in tow. In between fantasizing about "those Windermere peaks" and pining for "auroras and sad prose," she even manages to land a not-so-subtle jab at nemesis Scooter Braun ("I’ve come too far to watch some name-dropping sleaze/ Tell me what are my words worth") that doubles as clever wordplay on the last name of Lake Poet School members William and Dorothy Wordsworth.

Swift revealed more about why she connected to the Lake Poets in her 2020 Disney+ documentary folklore: the long pond studio sessions . "There was a poet district, these artists that moved there. And they were kind of heckled for it and made fun of for it as being these eccentrics and these kind of odd artists who decided that they just wanted to live there," she explained to her trusted producer Jack Antonoff . "So ‘the lakes,’ it kind of is the overarching theme of the whole album: of trying to escape, having something you wanna protect, trying to protect your own sanity and saying, ‘Look, they did this hundreds of years ago. I’m not the first person who’s felt this way.’"

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney and Swift have publicly praised one another’s work for years, leading to the 2020 Rolling Stone cover they posed for together for the special Musicians on Musicians issue . The younger singer even counts Sir Paul’s daughter Stella McCartney as a close friend and collaborator (Stella designed a capsule collection for Swift’s 2019 studio set Lover and earned a shout-out of her own on album cut "London Boy").

However, Swift took her relationship with the Beatles founder and his family a step further when it was rumored she based Midnights deep cut "Sweet Nothing" on McCartney’s decades-long romance with late wife Linda. While the speculation has never been outright confirmed, it appears Swift’s lyrics in the lilting love song ("On the way home, I wrote a poem/ You say, ‘What a mind’/ This happens all the time") were partially inspired by a strikingly similar quote McCartney once gave about his relationship with Linda, who passed away in 1998. To add to the mystique, the Midnights singer even reportedly liked a tweet from 2022 espousing the theory.  

The admiration between the duo seems to go both ways as well, with the former Beatle admitting in a 2018 BBC profile that the track "Who Cares" from his album Egypt Station was inspired by Swift’s close relationship with her fans.

From her days as a country music ingénue to her ascendance as the reigning mastermind of pop, Swift has credited the Chicks as a seminal influence in her songwriting and career trajectory. (Need examples? Look anywhere from early singles like "Picture to Burn" and "Should’ve Said No" to Evermore ’s Haim-assisted murder ballad "no body, no crime" and her own Lover -era collab with the band, "Soon You’ll Get Better.") 

In a 2020 Billboard cover story tied to the Chicks’ eighth album Gaslighter , Swift acknowledged just how much impact the trio made on her growing up. "Early in my life, these three women showed me that female artists can play their own instruments while also putting on a flamboyant spectacle of a live show," she said at the time. "They taught me that creativity, eccentricity, unapologetic boldness and kitsch can all go together authentically. Most importantly, they showed an entire generation of girls that female rage can be a bonding experience between us all the very second we first heard Natalie Maines bellow ‘that Earl had to DIE.’"

"Game of Thrones"

When reputation dropped in 2017, Swift was on a self-imposed media blackout, which meant no cover stories or dishy sit-down interviews on late-night TV during the album’s roll-out. Instead, the singer let reputation speak for itself, and fans were largely left to draw their own conclusions about their queen’s wildly anticipated comeback album. Two years later, though, Swift revealed the dark, vengeful, romantic body of work was largely inspired by "Game of Thrones."

"These songs were half based on what I was going through, but seeing them through a 'Game of Thrones' filter," she told Entertainment Weekly in 2019. "My entire outlook on storytelling has been shaped by ["GoT"] — the ability to foreshadow stories, to meticulously craft cryptic story lines. So, I found ways to get more cryptic with information and still be able to share messages with the fans. I aspire to be one one-millionth of the kind of hint dropper the makers of 'Game of Thrones' have been."

Joni Mitchell

Swift has long made her admiration of Joni Mitchell known, dating back to her 2012 album Red , which took a cue from the folk pioneer’s landmark 1971 LP Blue for its chromatic title. In an interview around the time of Red ’s release, the country-pop titan gushed over Blue ’s impact on her, telling Rhapsody, "[Mitchell] wrote it about her deepest pains and most haunting demons. Songs like ‘River,’ which is just about her regrets and doubts of herself — I think this album is my favorite because it explores somebody’s soul so deeply."

Back in 2015, TIME declared the "Blank Space" singer a "disciple of Mitchell in ways both obvious and subtle" — from her reflective songwriting to the complete ownership over her creative process, and nearly 10 years later, Swift was still showing her appreciation for Mitchell after the latter’s triumphant and emotional appearance on the GRAMMY stage to perform "Both Sides Now" on the very same night Taylor took home her historic fourth GRAMMY for Album Of The Year for Midnights .

Fall Out Boy & Paramore

When releasing the re-recording of her third album Speak Now in 2023, Swift cited two unexpectedly emo acts as inspirations to her early songwriting: Fall Out Boy and Paramore . 

"Since Speak Now was all about my songwriting, I decided to go to the artists who I feel influenced me most powerfully as a lyricist at that time and ask them to sing on the album," she wrote in an Instagram post revealing the back cover and complete tracklist for Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) , which included Fall Out Boy collaboration "Electric Touch" and "Castles Crumbling" featuring Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams .

For one of Swift’s original career inspirations, we have to go all the way back to the very first single she ever released. "Tim McGraw" was not only as the lead single off the 16-year-old self-titled 2006 debut album, but it also paid reverent homage to one of the greatest living legends in the history of country music. 

In retrospect, it was an incredibly gutsy risk for a then-unknown Swift to come raring out of the gate with a song named after a country superstar. But the gamble clearly paid off in spades, considering that now, when an entire generation of music fans hear "Tim McGraw," they think of Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift's 'The Tortured Poets Department' Is A Post-Mortem Autopsy In Song: 5 Takeaways From Her New Album

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Songbook: An Era-By-Era Breakdown Of Taylor Swift's Journey From Country Starlet To Pop Phenomenon

Upon the arrival of Taylor Swift's 'The Tortured Poets Department,' take a deep dive into her discography and see how each album helped her become the genre-shifting superstar she is today.

Editor’s note: This story was updated on April 19 to reflect the release of The Tortured Poets Department.

The world now knows Taylor Swift as a global pop superstar, but back in 2006, she was just a doe-eyed country prodigy. Since then, she's released 11 studio albums, re-recorded four as "Taylor's Version," and cultivated one of the most feverish fan bases in music. Oh, and she's also won 14 GRAMMY Awards, including four for Album Of The Year — the most ever won by an artist.

Swift has become one of music's most notable shapeshifters by refusing to limit herself to one genre, moving between country, pop, folk and beyond. A once-in-a-lifetime generational storyteller, one could argue that she is music's modern-day maverick, constantly evolving both her music and the culture around her.

Every album era has seen Swift reinvent herself over and over, which has helped pave the way for artists to explore other musical avenues. In turn, Swift hasn't just become one of the biggest artists of all time — she's changed pop music altogether.

To celebrate Taylor Swift's newest era with The Tortured Poets Department , GRAMMY.com looks back on all of her albums (Taylor's Versions not included) and how each era shaped her remarkable career.

Taylor Swift : Finding Her Place In Music

In a genre dominated by men, the odds were already stacked against Swift when she first broke into country music as a teenage female artist. The thing that differentiated her from other writers — and still does to this day — is her songwriting. She didn't want to be just "another girl singer" and knew writing her own songs would be what set her apart. 

Written throughout her adolescence, Taylor Swift was recorded at the end of 2005 and finalized by the time Swift finished her freshman year of high school. Serving as a snapshot of Swift's life and teenhood, she avoided songwriting stereotypes typically found in country music. Instead, she wanted to capture the years of her life while they still represented what she was going through, writing about what she was observing and experiencing, from love and friendship to feeling like an outsider. 

As a songwriter, Taylor Swift set the tone for what would be expected of her future recordings — all songs were written by her, some solely and others with one or two co-writers. One writer in particular, Liz Rose , applauded Swift's songwriting capabilities, stating that she was more of an "editor" for the songs because Swift already had such a distinct vision. 

The album's lead single, "Tim McGraw," an acoustic country ballad inspired by Swift knowing her relationship was going to end, represents an intricate part of Swift's songwriting process; meticulously picking apart her emotions to better understand them. With its follow-up, "Our Song" — which spent six consecutive weeks on the top of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart — she became the youngest person to solely write and sing a No. 1 country single; she also became the first female solo artist in country music to write or co-write every song on an album. 

Although Swift's eponymous debut is underappreciated now — even lacking its own set on Swift's Eras Tour — Taylor Swift 's forthcoming rerecording is arguably the most anticipated by fans, who are eager to hear the songs with the singer's current and more refined vocals. Still, for fans who haven't properly explored Taylor Swift , it's easy to tie together Swift's earlier work to her current discography. 

On the track "A Place In This World," a song she wrote when she was just 13, Swift sings about not fitting in and trying to find her path. While her songwriting has developed and matured, feeling like an outsider and carving her own path is a theme she still writes about now, as seen on Midnights ' "You're On Your Own, Kid." 

Even as a new country artist, critics claimed that she "mastered" the genre while subsequently ushering it to a new era — one that would soon see Swift dabble in country-pop. 

Fearless : Creating A Different Kind Of Fairytale

If Taylor Swift was the soundtrack to navigating the early stages of teenhood, Fearless is Swift's coming-of-age record. More than its predecessor, Fearless blurs the line between country and pop thanks to crossover hits like "Love Story" and "You Belong With Me," yet still keeps the confessional attributes known in country songwriting. 

Most of Fearless is Swift coming to terms with what she believed love to be. On the album's liner notes, Swift says Fearless is about "living in spite" of the things that scare you, like falling in love again despite being hurt before or walking away and letting go. The 2008 version of Taylor wanted to "believe in love stories and prince charmings and happily ever after," whereas in Swift's Fearless (Taylor's Version) liner notes, she looks back on the album as a diary where she was learning "tiny lessons" every time there was a "new crack in the facade of the fairytale ending she'd been shown in the movies." 

Much of Fearless also sees Swift being reflective and nostalgic about adolescence, like in "Never Grow Up" and "Fifteen." Still wistful and romantic, the album explores Swift's hopes for love, as heard in the album's lead single "Love Story," which was one instance where she was "dramatizing" observations instead of actually experiencing them herself. 

Unlike the slow-burn of Taylor Swift , Fearless went straight to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and stayed there for eight consecutive weeks. It won Swift's first Album Of The Year GRAMMY in 2010, at the time making her the youngest person to win the accolade at age 20. To date, it has sold 7.2 million copies in America alone. It might not be the romantic tale Swift dreamed of growing up, but her sophomore album signalled that bigger things were to come.

Speak Now : Proving Her Songwriting Prowess

Everything that happened after the success of Fearless pushed Swift from country music's best-kept secret to a mainstream star. But this meant that she faced more publicity and criticism, from naysayers who nitpicked her songwriting and vocals to the infamous Kanye West incident at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

For the first time since becoming an artist, she was forced to reckon with the concept of celebrity and how turning into one — whether she wanted it or not — informed her own writing and perception of herself. No longer was she the girl writing songs like "Fifteen" in her bedroom — now she was working through becoming a highly publicized figure. Speak Now is the answer to those growing pains. 

Along with having more eyes on her, Swift also felt pressured to maintain her persona as a perfect young female role model amid a time when her peers like Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato were attempting to rebrand to be more mature and sexier. During her NYU commencement speech in 2022, she reflected on this era of her life as one of intense fear that she could make a mistake and face lasting consequences, so the songs were masked in metaphors rather than directly addressing adult themes in her music. But that also resulted in some of her most poignant lyrics to date.

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Writing the entire album herself, Swift used Speak Now to prove her songwriting prowess to those who questioned her capabilities. Much like her previous two albums, Swift included songs that were both inspired by her own life and being a fly on the wall. The album's title track pulled from the saying, "Speak now or forever hold your peace," inspired by a friend's ex-boyfriend getting engaged; meanwhile, "Mean" was everything Swift wanted to say to a critic who was continuously harsh about her vocals.

Retrospective and reflective, Speak Now is an album about the speeches she could've, would've and should've said. From addressing the aforementioned VMA incident in the forgiving "Innocent" to a toxic relationship in "Dear John," Speak Now also hinted that her rose-colored glasses were cracked, but Swift (and her songwriting) was only becoming stronger because of it.

Red : Coming Into Her Own

Highly regarded as Swift's magnum opus, Red sees the singer shed the fairytale dresses and the girl-next-door persona to craft a body of work that has now been deemed as her first "adult" record. On Red, Swift focused on emotions evoked from a hot-and-cold relationship, one that forced her to experience " intense love, intense frustration, jealousy and confusion " — all feelings that she'd describe as "red." 

Unlike most of her previous writing that had been inspired by happy endings and fairytales, Red explores the lingering pain and loss that can embed itself within despite trying your hardest to let go. In her liner notes, she references Pablo Neruda's poem "Tonight I Can Write," stating that "Love is so short, forgetting is so long" is the overarching theme for the album. She plays with time — speeding it up in "Starlight," dabbling in the past in "All Too Well," and reframing it in "State of Grace" — to better understand her experiences. 

After releasing country-pop records, Red toed the line between genres more than ever before. Swift leaned further into the full pop territory by working with esteemed producers Max Martin and Shellback for the dubstep-leaning track "I Knew You Were Trouble," the punchy lead single "We Are Never Getting Back Together," and the bouncy anthem "22." But even when the pop power players weren't involved, her country stylings still leaned more pop across the album, as further evidenced with the racing deep cut "Holy Ground" and the echoing title track. 

The slight change of direction became polarizing for critics and fans alike. Following the more country-influenced Speak Now , some critics and fans found the pop songs on Red were too pop and the lyrics were too repetitive, possibly indicating that she might be selling out. If that wasn't enough, Red became an era where Swift's personal life went from speculation to tabloid fodder, with misogynistic headlines and diluting her work to just "writing about her exes." It's an era that would eventually inspire many tracks on Red 's successor, 1989 , like "Blank Space" and "Shake It Off."

Commercially, Red debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and sold 1.2 million copies in its first week, becoming the fastest-selling country album and making Swift the first female artist to have three consecutive albums spend six or more weeks at the top of the chart. The impact of Red extended beyond its own success, too. Often mentioned as a record that inspired a generation of artists from Troye Sivan to Conan Gray , Swift's confessional, soul-bearing authenticity set a new standard for straightforward pop music. 

1989 : Reinventing Into A Pop Genius

The night Red lost the GRAMMY for Album Of The Year in 2014, Swift decided that her next album would be a full-on pop record. After years of identifying as a country artist and flirting with pop, Swift departed her roots to reinvent herself, no matter what her then-label or critics had to say. And in true Swiftian fashion, turning into a pop artist didn't just prove her genre-shapeshifting capabilities — it further solidified her as an artist who is at her best when she freely creates to her desires and refuses to adhere to anyone.

1989 was lauded by critics for its infectious synth-pop that was reminiscent of the 1980s, yet still had a contemporary sound. Swift opted to lean more into radio-friendly hits, which resulted in songs like "Style," "Wildest Dreams," "Blank Space," and "Shake It Off," all of which became singles. And where some might trade a hit or two at the expense of their artistic integrity, Swift didn't falter — instead, her lyrics were just as heartfelt and intimate as they were on prior albums.

After exploring pop-leaning sonics she first found with Red , Swift worked with Martin and Shellback again on most of 1989 . This reinvention brought new (and very important) collaborators as well. Swift's now-frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff credits her as the first person to take a chance on him as a producer with "I Wish You Would" and "Out Of The Woods"; both tracks exemplified how future Antonoff-produced songs would sound on albums like reputation, Lover and Midnights .

At the time, 1989 became Swift's best-selling album to date. It sold nearly 1.3 million copies within release week in the U.S., debuting atop the Billboard 200 and reigning for 11 non-consecutive weeks. The album also earned Swift several awards — including her second Album Of The Year GRAMMY, which made her the first female artist to ever win the award twice. 

Following the release of 1989 , Swift became a cultural juggernaut, and the album has had an omnipresence in music since. Swift didn't just normalize blending genres, but proved that you can create a sound that is uniquely yours by doing so. In turn, Billie Eilish , Dua Lipa and more pop stars have refused to conform or stick to what they've done prior. 

reputation : Killing The Old Taylor

For years, Swift was on a strict two-year cycle — she'd release an album one year, tour the next, and then release a new album the following year. But following the heightened scrutiny and highly publicized tabloid drama that followed the end of the 1989 era, Swift completely disappeared for a year. She stayed away from public appearances, didn't do any press, and missed the album schedule fans became accustomed to. It wasn't until summer 2017 when she returned from her media (and social media) blackout to unveil the fitting title for her new album: reputation .

Born as a response to the naysayers and name-callers, reputation follows Swift shedding her public image — which includes the pressure to be perfect, the drama, and the criticism — by declaring, "There will be no further explanation. There will just be reputation." Leaning on the same tongue-in-cheek songwriting techniques she used while penning "Blank Space," Swift wrote from the mindset of how the public perceived her.

When Swift released the lead single "Look What You Made Me Do," a song she initially wrote as a poem about not trusting specific people, many assumed the album would center on vengeance and drama. Although Swift said that the album has its vindictive moments — even declaring that the "old Taylor" is dead on the bridge of "Look What You Made Me Do" — it's a vulnerable record for her. Swift described reputation as a bait-and-switch; at their core, the songs are about finding love in the darkest moments. 

Swift still remained in the pop lane with reputation , largely leaning on Antonoff and the Martin/Shellback team. The sound almost mirrored the scrutiny Swift faced in the years prior — booming electropop beats, maximalist production and pulsing synthesizers dominate, particularly on "End Game," "I Did Something Bad," and "Ready For It…?" But the "old Taylor" isn't entirely gone on songs like "Call It What You Want," "So It Goes…" and "New Year's Day," where she lets her guard down to write earnest love odes.

Even after Swift spent some time away from the spotlight, the public didn't immediately gravitate toward her return. And even despite matching the 1.2 million first-week sales of her previous releases, some concluded that the album was her first commercial failure when compared to 1989 . With time, though, it became clear that the response to reputation became muddled with the public's overall perception of her at the time — some even claimed that Swift was ahead of her time with the album's overall sound.

For her 2023 TIME Person of the Year profile , Swift described reputation as a "goth-punk moment of female rage at being gaslit by an entire social structure." For years, she felt the pressure to be "America's Sweetheart" and to never step out of line. Writing reputation became a lifeline following the events that catalyzed it  — a way to shed the so-called snakeskin and make peace with however the public wanted to view her. 

Lover : Stepping Into The Daylight

After finding love amongst chaos with reput ation, Swift was learning to deal with the anxiety and fear of losing her partner — became a major theme of another aptly titled album, Lover . Both sonically and visually, Lover was a complete change from reputation . After touring reputation , Swift found that her fans saw her as "a flesh-and-blood human being," inspiring her to be "brave enough to be vulnerable" because her fans were along with her. Stepping away from the dark and antagonistic themes around reputation encouraged Swift to step into the light and be playful with her work on Lover .

Swift also found a new sense of creativity within this new mindset, one where she aimed to still embed playful themes in her songwriting but with less snark than that of "Blank Space" and "Look What You Made Me Do." Leaning into Lover being a "love letter to love," Swift explored every aspect of it. Tracks like "Paper Rings" and "London Boy" exude a whimsical energy, even if they center on more serious themes like marriage and commitment. Other songs, including "Death By A Thousand Cuts" and "Cornelia Street," are Swift at her most vulnerable, reflecting on a love lost and grappling with the extreme worry that comes when you could potentially lose someone. 

Looking at Lover retrospectively, it's an album that almost symbolizes a bookend in her discography. She was playful yet poignant, picking apart her past lyrics and feelings and looking at them with the perspective of someone who was once on top of the world, hit rock bottom, and survived in spite of it. This evolution is mentioned throughout Lover, particularly in a direct callback to 2012's Red , "Daylight," which sees her describe her love as "golden" rather than "burning red." 

Lover also marked the first time Swift divulged into politics and societal issues, like campaigning against Donald Trump, releasing the Pride-infused "You Need To Calm Down," and feeling disillusioned by the political climate with "Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince." Swift's documentary Miss Americana explores this change further, discussing how she regrets not being vocal about politics and issues prior, in addition to opening up about her body image issues and mental health struggles.

Lover became Swift's sixth No. 1 album in America, making her the first female artist to achieve the feat. But Lover was more than any accolades could reflect — it was Swift's transitional album in many ways, notably marking the first album that she owned entirely herself following leaving Big Machine Records for Republic Records in 2018.

folklore : Looking Beyond Her Personal Stories

After the pandemic started and Swift cancelled her Lover Fest, she spent the early stages of quarantine reading and watching a myriad of films. Without exactly setting out to create an album, she began dreaming of fictional stories and characters with various narrative arcs, allowing her imagination to run free. The result became folklore , 2020's surprise archetypal quarantine album.

Crafting a world with characters like the folklore love triangle between those in "betty" and "august," as well as Rebekah Harkness from "the last great american dynasty" (who once lived in Swift's Rhode Island mansion), was Swift's way of venturing outside her typical autobiographical style of writing. She'd see visceral images in her mind — from battleships to tree swings to mirrored disco balls — and turned them into stories, sometimes weaving in her own personal narrative throughout, or taking on a narrator role and speaking from the perspective of someone she had never met. 

She worked remotely with two producers — again working with her right-hand man Jack Antonoff, and first-time collaborator Aaron Dessner from The National . Some songs, like "peace," were recorded in just one take, capturing the essence and fragility in the song's story, whereas the lyrics for the sun-drenched "august" were penned on the spot as Swift was in her makeshift home studio in Los Angeles.

Another aspect that separated folklore from her previous work was the obvious decision not to create hits made for radio play, so much so that Dessner claimed that she made an anti-pop record at a time when radio wanted clear "bops." Sonically, it ventured into genres Swift hadn't explored much outside of a few folkier tracks on Lover . Rather than relying on mostly electronic elements, Swift, Antonoff and Dessner weaved in soft pianos, ethereal strings, and plucky guitars.

folklore 's impact on the zeitgeist at a time where everyone was stuck at home helped shape people's quarantine experience. Fans rejoiced at having songs to comfort them during difficult times, and artists like Maya Hawke , Gracie Abrams , and Sabrina Carpenter credit folklore for inspiring them to create and be even more emotionally honest in their songwriting. After its release, folklore became the best-selling album of 2020 after selling 1.2 million records. At the 2021 GRAMMYs, folklore took home Album Of The Year , making her the fourth artist in history to win three times in the Category. 

evermore : Embracing Experimentation

It was exciting enough for Swifties to experience one surprise album drop from Swift, an artist who typically has an entire album campaign calculated. So when evermore was released just six months after folklore , fans were in shock. 

Like its (literally) folklorian sister, evermore was a surprise release at the end of 2020, marking the first time Swift didn't have distinct "eras" between albums. She felt like there was something "different" with folklore , stating in a social media post that making it was less like she was "departing" and more like she was "returning" to the next stage of her discography. In turn, the album served as a similar escape for Swift as folklore did.

Bridging together the same wistful and nostalgic themes as heard on its predecessor, evermore sees Swift venture even further into escapism. She explores more stories and characters, some based in fiction like "dorothea," and some real, like "marjorie," written in dedication to Swift's grandmother. 

Evermore follows folklore 's inclusion of natural imagery and motifs, like landscapes, skies, ivy, and celestial elements. In contrast to the fairytale motifs and happy endings of Fearless , evermore saw Swift become fixated on "unhappy" endings — stories of failed marriages ("happiness"), lifeless relationships ("tolerate it"), and one-time flings ("'tis the damn season"). 

Sonically, evermore is a slight departure from its sister record; where folklore relies on more alt-leaning and indie-tinged sounds, evermore takes the sonics from all of Swift's past records — from pop to country to indie rock — and features all of them on one album. Country songs like "cowboy like me" and "no body, no crime" reaches back to Swift's earlier work in narrative building, seamlessly crafting a three-party story with ease. "Closure" is a "skittering" track that has the same energy as tracks like Lover 's "I Forgot That You Existed," whereas the ballad "champagne problems" is thematically reminiscent of Swift's Speak Now track "Back To December" where she takes responsibility for her lover's heartache. 

Working mostly with Dessner on evermore , Swift was emboldened to continue creating and opted to embrace whatever came naturally to them rather than limiting themselves to a sound. Swift felt a "quiet conclusion" after finishing up evermore , describing that it was more about grappling with endings of all "sizes and shapes," and the record represented a chapter closing. Even so, its poetic lyricism and mystical storytelling cleverly foreshadowed what was to come with subsequent albums, particularly The Tortured Poets Department .

Midnights : Encapsulating Her Artistic Magic

After coming out of the folklorian woods following folklore and evermore , fans and critics alike were intrigued to see what direction Swift would take on her next studio album. On Midnights , Swift leaves behind indie folk sounds and returns to the pop production of 1989 and Lover .

Her most conceptual album to date, Midnights charts 13 sleepless nights and explores five themes, from self-hatred and revenge to "what if" fantasies, falling in love, and falling apart. They are the things that keep her up at night, like the self-critiquing in "Anti-Hero," her rise to fame in "You're on Your Own, Kid," and the anxiety of falling in love again in "Labyrinth." Similarly to Swift's cheeky songwriting style that sees her create caricatures of herself in songs like "Blank Space" and "Look What You Made Me Do," she doubles down on claims she's "calculated" on "Mastermind," a song about devising a plan for her and her lover. 

Although the album is a departure from the two pandemic sister albums, the overall creation process didn't differ too much. In addition to working alongside Antonoff (and bringing Dessner in for the bonus-track-filled 3am Edition), Swift's worldbuilding is still the throughline that connects Midnights and Swift's recent albums, whether she's dreaming of a Parisian escape in "Paris" or using war imagery as a metaphor for the struggle of love in "The Great War."

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Following the success with folklore and evermore , Swift's intrigue was at a then-all-time high upon the release of Midnights . Along with breaking several streaming records — including becoming the first album to exceed 700 million global streams in a week — it was Swift's 11th No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200, and was the highest-selling album of 2022 (and, remarkably, the second best-selling of 2023).

To say that Swift's celebrity has become otherworldly since the release of Midnights would be an understatement. Celebrating her genre-defying and varied discography through The Eras Tour has resulted in old songs having a resurgence, new inside jokes and Easter eggs within the fandom, and a plethora of new listeners being exposed to Swift's work. 

As a result, there has arguably never been more excitement for a Taylor Swift album than for The Tortured Poets Department — especially because the announcement came on the heels of her lucky 13th GRAMMY win in February. Midnights helped further solidify Swift's larger-than-life status at the finale of the 2024 GRAMMYs, too, as she became the only artist in history to win Album Of The Year four times. 

The Tortured Poets Department : A Grief-Stricken Poetic Odyssey

It’s been a while since Swift has penned a full-fledged breakup album. On The Tortured Poets Department , she navigates the five stages of grief — denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance — after her long-term relationship ended. Taking a page from the release of folklore and evermore , she dropped a double album and announced The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology at 2 a.m. on release day. Throughout a total of 31 tracks, the prolific songwriter shelved the glittery pop radio-friendly tunes in favor of more subdued, synthy and heart-wrenching songs. 

On Instagram, Swift described the album as a collection of poetic songs that reflect the "events, opinions and sentiments from a fleeting and fatalistic moment in time," Swift pulled out the fountain and quill pens to craft songs about the "tortured poets" in her life — sometimes musing about lovers, sometimes taking aim at villains, and sometimes pointing the finger at herself. 

TTPD is also her most confessional album thus far. It pokes fun at so-called fans who overstep with her personal life ("But Daddy I Love Him"), says goodbye to a city that gave her a home ("So Long London"), and muses on how her own celebrity has stunted her growth ("Who's Afraid Of Little Old Me?"). To help explain this chapter of her life, Swift brings together a myriad of collaborators — from Stevie Nicks as fellow poetess, to duets with Florence Welch and Post Malone — and leans on real and fictional characters, like Clara Bow, Peter Pan ("Peter"), and Patti Smith .

In the same post, Swift declared that once she’s confessed all of her saddest stories, she’s able to find freedom. Yet The Tortured Poets Department (and its accompanying 15-track anthology) spends much time reflecting: she toys with her own lore, self-referencing past songs from albums like 1989 and poems from her reputation era. 

Fourteen years ago, Swift declared that she would never change, but she’ll never stay the same either. The Tortured Poets Department proves that in the throughline of Taylor Swift's many artistic eras is a commitment to exploration and a love of autobiographical lyricism.

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"There is nothing to avenge, no scores to settle once wounds have healed," Taylor Swift wrote of her new album. From grapplings with fame to ultra-personal reflections on love lost, her latest set of fountain and quill pen songs marks the end of an era.

"All’s fair in love and poetry," Taylor Swift declared when she announced her 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department , at the 66th GRAMMY Awards . 

Taken from the proverb "All’s fair in love and war," the pop phenom gave us a fair warning: there’s no limit to what she’ll go through to achieve her ends. 

On the freshly released The Tortured Poets Department , Taylor Swift has a few things to get off her chest — so much that it required a surprise second record, The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology , adding an additional 15 songs . The sprawling album is a masterclass in songwriting and so personal that it's analogous to performing a post mortem autopsy; The musical shapeshifter is here to exhume the tortured poets of her past and make peace with them. 

In an Instagram post , Swift called the record an anthology that reflects " events, opinions and sentiments from a fleeting and fatalistic moment in time - one that was both sensational and sorrowful in equal measure." With the release of Tortured Poets , "t here is nothing to avenge, no scores to settle once wounds have healed…our tears become holy in the form of ink on a page." 

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Describing Swift’s work as a collection of tracks about boys and break-ups has always felt underbaked and disingenuous, but much of The Tortured Poets Department is just that. In true Swiftian fashion, she plays on preconceived theories, opting to toy with the five stages of grief — denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance — after a break-up, bringing listeners along on a peregrination exploring the depths of her relationships and personal growth. 

Analyzing her feelings to craft songs is muscle memory at this point, but with every release Taylor Swift somehow does so with a refreshed and reimagined perspective. The stories she shares with her fans in TTPD might’ve made her feel like she died, but she’s a revenant no longer tortured by the whims and words of other poets.

With The Tortured Poets Department open for business, read on for five key points to consider when listening to Taylor Swift’s new album .

It's Much More Than A Break-Up Record

Although the record orbits around a break-up, The Tortured Poets Department demonstrates Swift's ability to shapeshift as a songwriter. A song about a break-up is layered, typically forcing Swift to unveil her own flaws while wearing her broken heart on her sleeve.

The fifth track on a Taylor Swift album is typically the most emotionally cutting, and "So Long London" is no exception. On the standout track, Swift views the loss of her lover and the breakdown of her relationship to Joe Alwyn through the lens of the city they once shared together. It’s a cathartic release for Swift who point-blank notes the pain they inflicted upon her and how, in turn, they ended up just as heartbroken as she is. 

The high-spirited "Down Bad" and subdued "The Smallest Man in The World" are two sides of the same coin. The former is hopeful that a love could be reignited, whereas the latter sees Swift at her grittiest, pointing the finger at her former lover. "Smallest" poses a series of questions, accusing her ex of being a spy who only wanted to get intel on her.

On piano ode "loml," Swift looks back at the "get-love-quick" schemes she first wrote about in "Why She Disappeared," a poem for reputation . The poem originally considered the death of her reputation and how its aftermath made her stronger while she was simultaneously nursing a new relationship. 

The track has a similar energy to fan favorite "All Too Well," but is even more accusatory — seemingly unlocking another level of her songwriting prowess as she teeters between seething rage and mourning with lines about picking through a "braid of lies" spewed by a partner who "claimed he was a lion" but is really a coward. While Swift is honest about never feeling a loss so deeply, she maturely accepts that the effort she put into keeping the relationship afloat was all she could do. It’s distinctly different from the battles she bravely fought in "The Great War," "Daylight" and "long story short."

She's Grappling With Fame & Owning Her Choices

That Taylor Swift struggles with her own celebrity and the public's perception is nothing new. On reputation ’s album prologue, she stated, "We think we know someone, but the truth is that we only know the version of them they have chosen to show us." 

On The Tortured Poets Department, Swift has never been more honest about her feelings towards those who claim to know better than she does. On "But Daddy I Love Him," she doubles down on these frustrations, taking aim at self-righteous "vipers" and "judgmental creeps" who condemn her choice of a lover. Swift holds nothing back, declaring "I'll tell you something about my good name/It's mine alone to disgrace."

Swift stated that her life sometimes feels like a public autopsy with people psychoanalyzing her every thought and feeling. Following the release of Midnights and her larger-than-life Eras Tour , Swift’s been in her "glittering prime" despite experiencing her long-term relationship ending and the media hysteria around it would make anyone feel the opposite. "I Can Do It With A Broken Heart" confirms fans' theories that the GRAMMY winner was indeed putting on a brave face.  

On "Clara Bow" — a song named for the silent film actress whose public life was so scrutinized that she admitted herself into a sanatorium — Swift sings "Beauty is a beast that roars/Down on all fours/Demanding, 'More.'" Again, Swift plays with the double-edged sword of fame, comparing herself to a performing circus animal — something she sings about in "Who’s Afraid Of Little Old Me?" 

Taylor Swift Gets By With A Little Help From Her Friends

Swift has always looked up to and honored the greats in her music and art, and Tortured Poets is no exception. She recruits rock icon and songwriter Stevie Nicks to help build TTPD ’s world, and Nicks penned a poem featured in Swift’s physical album. Written in Texas, the poem is "For T and me..." and tells the tale of two ill-fated lovers. (Swift also namedrops Nicks in "Clara Bow," touching on the comparisons made between Clara, Nicks and herself.)

There are two additional guest appearances on TTPD : Post Malone appears on "Fortnight" and Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine is featured on "Florida!!!" (a surprisingly toned-down lead single). Swift particularly shines when paired with Welch, and the soaring "Florida!!!" sees their intertwined vocals creating a sound as infectious as the "drug" they sing about.

J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan inspired Swift on "cardigan" ("Tried to change the ending/Peter losing Wendy") but now the Lost Boy gets his own track on The Anthology ’s "Peter." The ever-inquisitive Swift pleads, "You said you were gonna grow up/Then you were gonna come find me" and confronts this man who wouldn’t grow up. She even puts herself in the shoes of Wendy who waited for Peter Pan to return but has grown tired of waiting.

TTPS Is All Quill And Fountain Pen Songs

A few years ago, Taylor Swift categorized her songwriting according to three writing devices: glitter gel pens for fun tracks, fountain pens for songs using modern imagery and lyrics, and quill pens for tracks with flowery, figurative language. Although devoid of the glittery gel pen songs that comprise many of Swift's hits, TTPD and its accompanying anthology are steeped in fountain and quill writing. 

Most of The Tortured Poets Department are fountain pen tracks — thanks to 2024 Producer Of The Year Jack Antonoff ’s sleek pop production and synth use. Tracks like "Fresh Out The Slammer" and "My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys" are sharp, snappy, tongue-in-cheek tales of love affairs about to begin and coming to an end with the same sonic exuberance of past Swift & Antonoff songs, like "Out of the Woods" and "Getaway Car."

Tracks on The Anthology , mostly produced by Aaron Dessner , are stripped-back, folk-tinged quill songs brimming with sorrow and harrowing thematics and dives even deeper into her chaotic psyche. "The Prophecy" sees Swift beg to change a prophecy that has been laid out ahead of her — likely stemming from the pressure of being a global superstar when all she wants is to be loved.

This Is The End Of An Era (Or A Chapter)

To her occasional disdain, Swift's highly personal songwriting has created a global obsession with her inner life.  Although she's tired of the "public autopsy," Tortured Poets offers her time to reflect on the "events, opinions, and sentiments" over a time that was equal parts transient and transformative. 

From her growth from the country-twanged teen singer on her self-titled debut to woman who is fearless in her pursuit of happiness, love, and peace, Swift has transformed time and time again. By viewing her work in eras — or, in this case, a chapter in a book of her life — it’s clear that Swift sees this current chapter of her life coming to a close, turning the last page and no longer longing to look back. 

One could argue that Swift is an unreliable narrator, only ever presenting her side of the story. But she says that while considering the pain described on TTPS , many now-healed wounds turned out to be self-inflicted. With these stories immortalized, Taylor Swift has spoken her saddest story and is now "free of it." The tortured poets and poems will no longer take up space in this next chapter of her life.

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Just over two months after Taylor Swift announced 'The Tortured Poets Department' at the 2024 GRAMMYs, the sprawling, bracingly personal album is here. Before you open the department door, arm yourself with the following knowledge.

We’ll be wandering through this Department for the foreseeable future.

Not only has Taylor Swift unleashed an absolute maelstrom with her 16-song new album, The Tortured Poets Department ; she’s dropped a whopping 15 additional tracks via its expanded version, The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology .

Clearly, there’s an absolute treasure trove here — for Swifties and the merely Swift-curious alike. A mostly downbeat and discursive affair, The Tortured Poets Department feels like the shadow cast by the gilded, giddy, exhilarating Eras Tour , which isn’t over yet. (Which makes all the sense in the world, as she was simultaneously chipping away at the album while crisscrossing the globe.)

If you’re reading this, you’re probably bracing yourself for this long, solemn, darkly funny journey. Don’t go alone: here’s a brief breakdown of what you should know going in. (And keep checking GRAMMY.com, as there’s plenty more Taylor and Tortured Poets coming your way.)

The Tracklisting

As previously reported , here’s the standard tracklist for The Tortured Poets Department:

Side A "Fortnight" (feat. Post Malone ) "The Tortured Poets Department" "My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys" "Down Bad"

** Side B ** "So Long, London" "But Daddy I Love Him" "Fresh Out the Slammer" "Florida!!!" (feat. Florence + the Machine )

** Side C ** "Guilty As Sin?" "Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?" "I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can)" "Loml"

** Side D ** "I Can Do It With a Broken Heart" "The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived" "The Alchemy" "Clara Bow"

The Expanded Tracklisting

Aside from The Black Dog Edition , The Albatross Edition , The Bolter Edition , and The Manuscript Edition — which consist of the standard edition of the album with its titular bonus track — here are the additional tracks that complete The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology .

"The Black Dog"

"Imgonnagetyouback"

"The Albatross"

"Chloe or Sam or Sophia or Marcus"

"How Did It End?"

"So High School"

"I Hate It Here" "thanK you aIMee"

"I Look In People’s Windows"

"The Prophecy" "Cassandra" "Peter" "The Bolter" "Robin"

"The Manuscript"

Physical copies of The Tortured Poets Department feature an original poem by the one and only Stevie Nicks .

Titled "For T and me…," the poem starts off with "He was in love with her / Or at least she thought so / She was brokenhearted / Maybe he was too." It goes on to trace a doomed relationship — one party being "way too hot to handle" and the other "way too high to try."

Elsewhere, Post Malone lends a haunting vocal to opener and lead single "Fortnight," and Florence + the Machine elevate "Florida!!!".

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The lion’s share of the album was produced by Jack Antonoff ; Aaron Dessner handled a handful of tunes on the standard edition and the majority of The Anthology .

The Easter Eggs

Where do we begin? For starters, most of the songs seem to be directed at ex Matty Healy of the 1975, but Joe Alwyn and Travis Kelce seem to pop up here and there as well.

In the title track, Swift describes embracing the "cyclone" of a relationship with a partner akin to a "tattooed golden retriever." And they’d be remiss to compare themselves to Patti Smith or Dylan Thomas or any other famously tortured poet of the 20th century: "We’re modern idiots… we’re two idiots."

Elsewhere, Lucy Dacus of boygenius — and Antonoff himself — pop up ("But you tell Lucy you’d kill yourself if I ever leave / And I had said that to Jack about you / So I felt seen").

Far be it from us to speculate on exact subjects, but there are shades of depression ("You sacrificed us to the gods of your bluest days"), a betrothal that wasn’t to be ("You swore that you loved me but where were the clues? / I died on the altar waiting for the proof") and the racket of fame ("The circus life made me mean").

As usual, Swift has dumped puzzle pieces on the carpet — daring her ardent, global fanbase to start at the edges and work their way to the center. But never to this degree, across such an ocean of material.

Tortured poets — and those who fall in love with them — assemble!

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Taylor Swift adds surprise songs to every Eras Tour setlist. See all the songs she's played so far

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One of the most anticipated moments of each night of Taylor Swift's Eras Tour is her acoustic set .

At the far end of her stage, the singer-songwriter plays two different songs, one on the guitar and one on the piano.

Throughout 2023, fans from all over the globe tuned into social media to see which songs Swift would choose . She developed rules around the set. Each song could only be played once on the tour, unless she screwed it up. Oh, and she decided to start it all over again this year.

"I decided that in 2024, when we go back on tour, I'm just gonna open back up all the songs for surprise songs,” Swift said during her final 2023 performance in Sao Paulo, Brazil . “For one year, we've really gotten through a lot of songs, so I'm just gonna make all the songs fair game when we go back on tour."

That day has arrived. Swift performed her first show of 2024 in Tokyo on Wednesday . Throughout the year, she will travel to 23 different cities around the world. Follow along here to see which surprise songs she plays at each tour stop. Below, see what she played — and didn't — in 2023.

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Year 2 of Eras Tour Surprise Set Songs

  • Paris, May 12: "The Alchemy"/"Treacherous" and "Begin Again"/"Paris"
  • Paris, May 11: "Hey Stephen" and "Maroon"
  • Paris, May 10: "Is It Over Now?"/"Out of the Woods" and "My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys"
  • Paris, May 9: "Paris" and "loml"

Year 1 of Eras Tour Surprise Set Songs

Swift performed 17 international shows in 2024.

  • Singapore, Mar. 9: "Tim McGraw"/"Cowboy Like Me" and "Mirrorball"/"Epiphany"
  • Singapore, Mar. 8: "Sparks Fly"/"Gold Rush" and "False God"/"Slut!"
  • Singapore, Mar. 7: "Death By A Thousand Cuts"/"Babe" and "Fifteen"/"You're On Your Own Kid"
  • Singapore, Mar. 4: "Foolish One"/"Tell Me Why" and "This Love"/"Call It What You Want"
  • Singapore, Mar. 3: "Long Story Short"/"The Story of Us" and "Clean"/"Evermore"
  • Singapore, Mar. 2: "Mine"/"Starlight" and "I Don't Wanna Live Forever"/"Dress"
  • Sydney, Australia, Feb. 26: "Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve"/"Ivy" and "Forever and Always"/"Maroon"
  • Sydney, Australia, Feb. 25: "Is It Over Now?"/"I Wish You Would" and "Haunted"/"Exile"
  • Sydney, Australia, Feb. 24: "Should’ve Said No"/“You’re Not Sorry” and "New Year’s Day"/“Peace”
  • Sydney, Australia, Feb. 23: "How You Get the Girl" and "White Horse"/"Coney Island" ft. Sabrina Carpenter
  • Melbourne, Australia, Feb. 18: "Come Back...Be Here"/"Daylight" and "Teardrops On My Guitar"
  • Melbourne, Australia, Feb. 17: "Getaway Car"/"August"/"The Other Side of the Door" and "This Is Me Trying"
  • Melbourne, Australia, Feb. 16: "Red” and "You’re Losing Me"
  • Tokyo, Feb. 10: “Come In With The Rain” and “You’re On You’re Own, Kid”
  • Tokyo, Feb. 9: "Superman" and "The Outside"
  • Tokyo, Feb. 8: "Eyes Open" and "Electric Touch"
  • Tokyo, Feb. 7: "Dear Reader" and "Holy Ground"

Swift performed 66 shows in 2023:

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

Songs Swift has never performed on Eras Tour

  • "Taylor Swift" (debut album): "Mary's Song" and "A Perfectly Good Heart"
  • "Fearless": "The Way I Loved You," "Change," "Superstar," "We Were Happy," "That's When," "Don't You" and "Bye Bye Baby"
  • "Red": "Girl At Home," "Ronan," "Forever Winter" and "Run"
  • "1989": "Sweeter Than Fiction"
  • "Reputation": "I Did Something Bad"
  • "Lover": "London Boy," "Soon You'll Get Better" and "It's Nice to Have a Friend"
  • "Folklore": "Hoax"
  • "Evermore": "Happiness" and "Closure"
  • "Midnights": "Glitch"
  • "The Tortured Poets Department": "The Tortured Poets Department," "My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys," "So Long, London," "Fresh Out The Slammer," "Florida!!!" "Guilty as Sin?" "I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can)," "The Alchemy" and "Clara Bow"
  • "The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology": "The Black Dog," "imgonnagetyouback," "The Albatross," "Chloe or Sam or Sophia or Marcus," "How Did It End?" "I Hate It Here," "​​thanK you aIMee," "I Look in People's Windows," "The Prophecy," "Cassandra," "Peter," "The Bolter," "Robin," and "The Manuscript"

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