Every surprise song performed on Taylor Swift's Eras Tour so far
2 June 2023, 09:29
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What surprise songs did Taylor Swift perform on The Eras Tour? Here's the full list.
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Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour is finally upon us, and just as fans had hoped, Taylor has confirmed that she will be performing surprise songs on every single night of the tour.
If you've been a fan of Taylor for a while, you'll know that she always includes a surprise song in her tour set lists. The tradition goes all the way back to The Red Tour, and technically even further back to the Speak Now World Tour if you include the surprise covers she performed during that era.
With the tour now officially underway, the surprise songs are back, back, back again. There are 44 songs in the setlist already, which means she's got over 180 songs to choose from for the surprise slot.
According to reports from fans who attended the first Eras Tour show in Glendale, AZ, Taylor teased that she will only play each secret song once, unless she messes it up.
So, with that piece of information in mind, what surprise songs has Taylor Swift already performed on The Eras Tour and what can fans expect for the rest of the dates? Here's the full list. (We'll update this article after each tour date.)
What surprise songs did Taylor Swift perform on tour?
Every surprise song that Taylor has performed on The Eras Tour so far:
The first surprise song that Taylor unveiled during the opening show of the tour was 'mirrorball' from folklore, and went on to surprise the crowd with the opening track from her debut album: 'Tim McGraw'. The next night, she followed that up with another folklore track ('this is me trying'), and fan favourite 'State of Grace' from Red (Taylor's Version).
Taylor will be playing two surprise songs per show. With 52 dates on the U.S. leg of the tour, Taylor could go through an extra 104 songs if she continues to play two a night!
- Glendale, AZ (March 17) - ‘mirrorball’ and 'Tim McGraw'
- Glendale, AZ (March 18) - ‘State of Grace’ and ‘this is me trying’
- Las Vegas, NV (March 24) - 'Our Song' and 'Snow on the Beach'
- Las Vegas, NV (March 25) - 'cowboy like me' (with Marcus Mumford) and 'White Horse'
- Arlington, TX (March 31) - 'Sad Beautiful Tragic' and 'Ours'
- Arlington, TX (April 1) - 'Death By a Thousand Cuts' and 'Clean'
- Arlington, TX (April 2) - 'Jump Then Fall' and 'The Lucky One'
- Tampa, FL (April 13) - 'Speak Now' and 'Treacherous'
- Tampa, FL (April 14) - 'The Great War' (with Aaron Dessner) and 'You're On Your Own Kid'
- Tampa, FL (April 15) - 'mad woman' (with Aaron Dessner) and 'Mean'
- Houston, TX (April 21) – 'Wonderland' and 'You're Not Sorry'
- Houston, TX (April 22) – 'A Place In This World' and 'Today Was A Fairytale'
- Houston, TX (April 23) – 'Begin Again' and 'Cold as You'
- Atlanta, GA (April 28) – 'The Other Side of the Door' and 'Coney Island'
- Atlanta, GA (April 29) – 'High Infidelity' and 'Gorgeous'
- Atlanta, GA (April 30) – 'I Bet You Think About Me' and 'How You Get The Girl'
- Nashville, TN (May 5) – 'Sparks Fly' and 'Teardrops On My Guitar'
- Nashville, TN (May 6) – 'Out of the Woods' and 'Fifteen'
- Nashville, TN (May 7) – 'Would've Could've Should've' (with Aaron Dessner) and 'Mine'
- Philadelphia, PA (May 12) - 'gold rush' and 'Come Back... Be Here'
- Philadelphia, PA (May 13) - 'Forever & Always' and 'This Love'
- Philadelphia, PA (May 14) - 'Hey Stephen' and 'The Best Day'
- Foxborough, MA (May 19) - 'Should've Said No' and 'Better Man'
- Foxborough, MA (May 20) - 'Question...?' and 'Invisible'
- Foxborough, MA (May 21) - 'I Think He Knows' and 'Red'
- East Rutherford, NJ (May 26) - 'Getaway Car' (with Jack Antonoff) and 'Maroon' (East Rutherford, NJ – Night 1)
- East Rutherford, NJ (May 27) - 'Holy Ground' and 'False God'
- East Rutherford, NJ (May 28) - 'Welcome To New York' and 'Clean'
- Chicago, IL (Jun 2) – TBC
- Chicago, IL (Jun 3) – TBC
- Chicago, IL (Jun 4) – TBC
As of May 28th, Taylor has performed 10 from Red (Taylor's Version), 9 from Fearless (Taylor's Version), 7 from Taylor Swift, 7 from Midnights, 6 from 1989, 5 from Speak Now, 3 from folklore, 3 from evermore, 3 from Lover and 2 from Reputation.
What surprise songs will Taylor Swift perform again?
Taylor confirmed she'll be performing 'Death By a Thousand Cuts' again after she messed up the lyrics. She also teased that 'Clean' will make another appearance: "I think I could probably have done it better in a higher key so that's technically a mess up."
('Clean' was played again on May 28th in East Rutherford)
During night 2 in Tampa, Taylor also revealed that Midnights is exempt from the surprise song rules, so she'll be playing certain tracks multiple times throughout the tour: "If it's on Midnights, I can do it however many times I want..."
On April 29th at the second Atlanta show, Taylor confirmed she'll have to play 'Gorgeous' again after messing it up.
On May 6th, Taylor said she messed up the bridge of 'Out of the Woods', which means she'll likely perform that one again too.
Taylor has been performing 'Nothing New' with Phoebe Bridgers on the nights Phoebe appears as a support act, but the song is not one of the two surprise songs. It's unclear if Taylor will perform the song again later down the line as a surprise song, but it is possible... Watch this space!
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Will Taylor Swift perform any Speak Now or debut tracks?
After unveiling her setlist on opening night, fans couldn't help but feel a little disappointed that Taylor only included one Speak Now song ('Enchanted') and one song from her self-titled debut album ('Tim McGraw'). It turns out that 'Tim McGraw' was also a surprise song – it wasn't in the actual setlist.
While some are hoping that they'll turn up as surprise songs along the way ('Our Song', 'Cold as You' and 'A Place In This World' have now popped up as a surprise song, and 'Ours', 'Speak Now', 'Mean' and 'Sparks Fly' have already been performed, too), others have speculated that Taylor is avoiding performing those tracks within the official setlist until she's able to release her own versions.
Taylor has finally announced that Speak Now (Taylor's Version) will be released on July 7th, so it's possible that she may update the main setlist with those songs later down the line, if she feels like it's something she wants to do!
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