Taylor Swift returns to the stage with epic three-hour, 44-song show as she launches Eras Tour
March 18, 2023 at 22:50
Taylor Swift opened her highly anticipated Eras Tour with an epic concert in Phoenix, Arizona, Friday night.
The 33-year-old singer kicked off her first tour since 2018, performing 44 songs from ten albums over three hours, 15 minutes.
"I can't even go into how much I've missed you," Swift told the crowd of around 80,000 fans at State Farm Stadium, per BBC.
When the hitmaker first announced her tour on Instagram in November, she said, "It's a journey through all of my musical eras of my career."
TAYLOR SWIFT ANNOUNCES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW 2023 CONCERT DATES, ‘ERAS TOUR’On her tour's opening night, Swift delivered on her promise with a setlist that featured individual sections for each of her albums, including "Taylor Swift," "Speak Now," "Evermore," "Folklore," "Lover," "Reputation," "Red (Taylor's Version)," "Fearless," "1989" and "Midnights."
The Pennsylvania native launched into the show with a performance of "Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince" from her 2019 album "Lover."
The concert featured a giant curved screen backdrop, multiple set pieces, pyrotechnics, 16 backup dancers, and at least 13 costume changes for Swift.
According to BBC, there is already speculation Swift will add more songs to the "Speak Now" segment.
The 52-date Eras Tour spans the U.S. and will conclude Aug. 9 in Inglewood, California.
The tour sold a record-breaking 2.4 million tickets on its first day of sales, the most for any artist in a single day.
In November, registered fans were given codes for a presale to secure tickets for the Eras Tour days before tickets went on sale to the general public.
Ticketmaster was widely criticized for the ticketing chaos along with allegations that the company holds a monopoly over the concert industry.