Drop everything now, meet us in the ‘Midnight Rain!’ Only days after the 11-time GRAMMY winner broke records in streaming, physical, and vinyl sales across the world, Taylor Swift has announced that she’ll be kicking off The Eras Tour in March 2023.
Coming off of celebrating the release of Midnights, the fastest-selling album of her career, fans now have an upcoming tour to look forward to. We’re already trying to decide what the vibe of this tour is going to be! Taylor has described the tour as “a journey through the musical eras of my career (past and present).” We’re totally bringing a backpack full of outfit changes.
Since the last time she set out on tour, Taylor has released four studio albums, along with re-recordings of Red and Fearless. Now knowing we most likely will never get tours for Lover, Folklore, Evermore, or Midnights specifically, we’re trying to crack down on what songs we’re dying to hear the most.
Here are our top picks for what songs from each era we’re hoping Taylor will play on tour!
Our top pick: ‘Should’ve Said No’
- ‘Our Song’
- ‘Teardrops on My Guitar’
- ‘I Heart ?’
- ‘Stay Beautiful’
- ‘I’m Only Me When I’m with You’
We are dying to hear the raw emotion in Taylor’s voice when she belts out ‘Should’ve Said No.’ It’s always been a favorite of ours, and certainly a fan favorite as well!
Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
Our top pick: ‘Mr. Perfectly Fine’
- ‘Love Story’ (Duh!)
- ‘You Belong with Me’
- ‘Forever & Always’
- ‘White Horse’
The re-recordings definitely made it hard to narrow this album down, but we couldn’t not pick this one – you guys have heard that bridge, right?
Because this album was so hard to only pick five songs from, we’re also hoping to hear ‘The Way I Loved You,’ ‘The Best Day,’ and ‘Fifteen.’ The nostalgia is real with this one.
Our top pick: ‘Back to December’
- ‘Long Live’
- ‘Last Kiss’
- ‘Better than Revenge’
We’re absolutely gutted that Taylor hasn’t released Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) because we’re sure those vault tracks are going to destroy us. So for now, these are our picks for songs that we’d love to hear Taylor sing from the OG. Tack on ‘Dear John’ too, just ’cause.
Red (Taylor’s Version)
Our top pick: ‘All Too Well (10 Minute Version)’
- ‘Begin Again’
- ‘Come Back…Be Here’
- ‘The Last Time’ (featuring Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol)
- ‘Run’ (featuring Ed Sheeran)
- ‘Nothing New’ (featuring Phoebe Bridgers) (If they don’t play this when Phoebe opens we want a refund.)
Again, a super hard one to narrow down, especially with re-recordings and songs from the vault. We won’t be disappointed if we hear ‘I Almost Do,’ ‘Treacherous,’ ‘The Lucky One,’ or ‘Babe.’ (Totally expecting to hear ‘I Knew You Were Trouble,’ ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,’ and ’22’.)
Our top pick: ‘Clean’
- ‘Wildest Dreams’
- ‘Out of the Woods’
- ‘This Love’
We just know that 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is going to sound so dreamy, especially with the sneak peak of ‘Wildest Dreams’ she released a few months back. We can only imagine how killer any of these songs would sound live.
Our top pick: ‘Dancing with Our Hands Tied’ (Acoustic)
- ‘Getaway Car’
- ‘New Year’s Day’
- ‘Look What You Made Me Do’
We’re sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? ‘Cause she’s rehearsing for her Eras Tour! For our choices here, there will be no explanation, there will just be reputation. (As in, these songs are all fabulous and it gets harder and harder with each album to pick our faves!)
Our top pick: ‘Daylight’
- ‘Cruel Summer’
- ‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’
- ‘The Archer’
- ‘Cornelia Street’
- ‘False God’
We can only imagine what Lover Fest would have turned out to be, if only it wasn’t ripped from our fingers by the cruel world. We won’t talk about it. Nope. But hopefully it won’t be a ‘Cruel Summer’ next year and we can bop to all of our faves from Taylor’s Lover album.
Our top pick: ‘This Is Me Trying’
- ‘My Tears Ricochet’
So, Taylor totally shocked us all when she switched her vibe for Folklore and Evermore. It’s all so new that we would love to hear absolutely any song this mastermind graces us with! But our big pick for this album has to be ‘This Is Me Trying’ solely for that bridge. Like, come on!
Our top pick: ‘Champagne Problems’
- ‘Cowboy Like Me’
- ‘Tolerate It’
Between Folklore and Evermore, it was difficult to not list the entire album. We’re still mourning the tours of what could have been for these albums, but we’ll be okay as long as Taylor plays our favorites. (AKA the whole entirety of both albums, okay? Thanks girl!)
Our top pick: ‘Anti-Hero’
- ‘You’re on Your Own, Kid’
- ‘Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve’
- ‘Midnight Rain’
While we’re almost positive that Taylor will give the majority of stage time to her newest era, these are the songs that stood out to us after our first listen to the album. Screaming ‘You’re on Your Own, Kid’ at the top of our lungs at a Taylor Swift concert just sounds like the place to be.
Taylor is also taking amazing artists on tour with her for select dates, such as Paramore, beabadoobee, Phoebe Bridgers, girl in red, MUNA, HAIM, GAYLE, Gracie Abrams, and OWENN. This won’t be a tour you want to miss!
Taylor has once again partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program to ensure that tickets find their ways into the hands of fans, which you can register for here. Any registered fans who receive a code will have exclusive access to purchase tickets on Tuesday, November 15 at 10AM local venue time.
Ticket pricing starts at $49 up to $449, with VIP packages starting at $199 up to $899 on a first come, first serve basis. Capital One will also have an exclusive premium allocation of tickets available to cardholders, with priority access on November 15 at 2PM local venue time while supplies last.
International tour dates are to be announced.
Is Taylor Swift coming to a stadium near you? What era are you most excited for, and which songs are you hoping to hear live? You can let us know in the comments below, or on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram!
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