What songs does Taylor Swift play on The Eras Tour? Here’s the official setlist and every song included in the 3 hour long show.
Can you believe? After almost five years, a brand new Taylor Swift world tour is finally upon us! The Eras Tour officially opened its doors in Glendale, Arizona on March 17th where Taylor performed songs from all 10 of her albums. (She’s now set to embark on her international dates, starting in Mexico City, Mexico.)
Since 2018, when Taylor embarked on her last world tour, she’s released four brand new albums and three re-recorded albums. Due to the pandemic, Lover, folklore, evermore and Midnights have yet to be toured, which means Taylor has over 200 songs to choose from for The Eras Tour setlist. Narrowing all of that down into a 3-hour show? Sounds impossible, right?
But what songs made the cut? And what songs got cut? Here’s everything we know about Taylor’s Eras Tour setlist, including every song featured in the show, how many songs she plays, every surprise song and more.
Plus, all the updates to the setlist and what to expect for the international Ears Tour dates.
What songs are on Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour setlist?
Taylor Swift The Eras Tour setlist: What songs will Taylor play? Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Amazon, Republic Records
How many songs will Taylor Swift perform on The Eras Tour?
The average Taylor Swift concert is around 2 hours long but The Eras Tour is a whole different beast… The opening show in Glendale was a whopping 3 hours and 15 minutes long, and Taylor performed a huge 44 tracks within that timeframe.
Not all the tracks are performed in full, though – some are shortened versions. There’s also a couple of additional little interludes that pop up throughout the show.
For context, on the Rep tour, Taylor performed 19 tracks in total, including several mashups that featured some of her older songs. For The 1989 World Tour, she performed 18 songs, while 17 songs were performed on The Red Tour and the Speak Now World Tour.
What songs does Taylor Swift perform on the Eras Tour?
Well, Taylor is coming to the end of her U.S. leg and international fans now have a pretty solid idea of what to expect when she performs later down the line. As expected, the set list features a mix of her highest charting songs, lead singles, fan favourites, outright bangers and tracks that stand out as milestones in her incredible career so far.
On March 31st, during her first show in Arlington, TX, Taylor confirmed that the setlist will have some changes as the tour goes on. Two permanent changes have happened so far, with songs being replaced and added:
‘invisible string’ was cut and replaced with ‘the 1’ on March 31st.
‘Long Live’ was added on July 7th.
Here’s the full 45 song Eras tour setlist, in order, based on the first show in Glendale, AZ:
(Additions and changes to the setlist are indicated with an asterisk.)
Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince (shortened)
You Need To Calm Down (shortened)
You Belong With Me
tis the damn season***
…Ready For It?
Don’t Blame Me
Look What You Made Me Do
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
I Knew You Were Trouble
All Too Well (10 Minute Version)
the last great american dynasty
illicit affairs (shortened)
my tears ricochet
Shake It Off
Wildest Dreams (shortened)
Bad Blood (shortened)
Surprise Guitar Acoustic Song
Surprise Piano Acoustic Song
All Eras Tour setlist changes and updates so far:
*’invisible string’ was replaced by ‘the 1’ from March 31st onwards. It returned on May 6th in Nashville night 2, but ‘the 1’ came back to the setlist on May 7th.
**On July 7th and 8th, Taylor performed ‘Long Live’ after ‘Enchanted’. The song has now officially been added to the full setlist.
***On July 22nd, Taylor replaced ’tis the damn season’ so she could perform ‘No Body, No Crime’ with HAIM. ‘Tis the damn season’ returned to the main setlist on August 24th in Mexico City.
For all the shows where Phoebe Bridgers appeared as a support act, Taylor performed ‘Nothing New’ with her during the Red (TV) section.
Ice Spice joined Taylor on stage to perform ‘Karma’ on May 26th and May 27th in East Rutherford, NJ, in honour of the release of their new version of the song.
As of August 9th 2023, there is still no section on the tour dedicated to her debut album, Taylor Swift.
Taylor Swift’s last tour was back in 2018 with the Reputation Stadium Tour. Picture: Getty
Will Taylor Swift change the Eras Tour setlist for the international shows?
With the first international date of the Eras Tour now in the bag, we now know that the setlist will remain the exact same for the rest of the tour. The original setlist will remain in tact throughout the remaining shows.
That said, fans attending the European shows might end up hearing Taylor perform ‘Castles Crumbling’ with Hayley Williams as an additional song during the Speak Now section, as Paramore will be supporting her throughout those tour dates. (Both Phoebe Bridgers and HAIM joined Taylor on stage to perform ‘Nothing New’ and ‘No Body, No Crime’ respectively on the nights they were support acts.)
Taylor is set to perform in Mexico City for four nights at the end of August, and then return to the stage in Argentina and Brazil in November. The Eras Tour will then pick back up in Japan in February 2024 and run through to mid-August before returning to North America in November 2024.
Will Taylor Swift add surprise songs to The Eras Tour setlist?
Yep! Much like her other tours, Taylor will perform two surprise songs for each show. As of August 26th, Taylor has played an additional 106 songs from her own discography. (Plus one of Gracie Abrams’ own songs.)
Here’s the full list of all the Surprise Acoustic Songs Taylor has performed on The Eras Tour so far:
‘mirrorball’ and ‘Tim McGraw’ (Glendale, AZ – Night 1)
‘this is me trying’ and ‘State of Grace’ (Glendale, AZ – Night 2)
‘Our Song’ and ‘Snow on the Beach’ (Las Vegas, NZ – Night 1)
‘cowboy like me’ (with Marcus Mumford) and ‘White Horse’ (Las Vegas, NZ – Night 2)
‘Sad Beautiful Tragic’ and ‘Ours’ (Arlington, TX – Night 1)
‘Death By a Thousand Cuts’ and ‘Clean’ (Arlington, TX – Night 2)
‘Jump Then Fall’ and ‘The Lucky One’ (Arlington, TX – Night 3)
‘Speak Now’ and ‘Treacherous’ (Tampa, FL – Night 1)
‘The Great War’ (with Aaron Dessner) and ‘You’re On Your Own, Kid’ (Tampa, FL – Night 2)
‘mad woman’ (with Aaron Dessner) and ‘Mean’ (Tampa, FL – Night 3)
‘Wonderland’ and ‘You’re Not Sorry’ (Houston, TX – Night 1)
‘A Place In This World’ and ‘Today Was A Fairytale’ (Houston, TX – Night 2)
‘Begin Again’ and ‘Cold as You’ (Houston, TX – Night 3)
‘The Other Side of the Door’ and ‘Coney Island’ (Atlanta, GA – Night 1)
‘High Infidelity’ and ‘Gorgeous’ (Atlanta, GA – Night 2)
‘I Bet You Think About Me’ and ‘How You Get The Girl’ (Atlanta, GA – Night 3)
‘Sparks Fly’ and ‘Teardrops On My Guitar’ (Nashville, TN – Night 1)
‘Out of the Woods’ and ‘Fifteen’ (Nashville, TN – Night 2)
‘Would’ve Could’ve Should’ve’ (with Aaron Dessner) and ‘Mine’ (Nashville, TN – Night 3)
‘gold rush’ and ‘Come Back… Be Here’ (Philadelphia, PA – Night 1)
‘Forever & Always’ and ‘This Love’ (Philadelphia, PA – Night 2)
‘Hey Stephen’ and ‘The Best Day’ (Philadelphia, PA – Night 3)
‘Should’ve Said No’ and ‘Better Man’ (Foxborough, MA – Night 1)
‘Question…?’ and ‘Invisible’ (Foxborough, MA – Night 2)
‘I Think He Knows’ and ‘Red’ (Foxborough, MA – Night 3)
‘Getaway Car’ (with Jack Antonoff) and ‘Maroon’ (East Rutherford, NJ – Night 1)
‘Holy Ground’ and ‘False God’ (East Rutherford, NJ – Night 2)
‘Welcome To New York’ and ‘Clean’ (East Rutherford, NJ – Night 3)
‘I Wish You Would’ and ‘the lakes’ (Chicago, IL – Night 1)
‘You All Over Me’ (with Maren Morris) and ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’ (Chicago, IL – Night 2)
‘Hits Different’ and ‘The Moment I Knew’ (Chicago, IL – Night 3)
‘Haunted’ and ‘I Almost Do’ (Detroit, MI – Night 1)
‘All You Had To Do Was Stay’ and ‘Breathe’ (Detroit, MI – Night 2)
‘Mr. Perfectly Fine’ and ‘The Last Time’ (Pittsburgh, PA – Night 1)
‘seven’ (with Aaron Dessner) and ‘The Story of Us’ (Pittsburgh, PA – Night 2)
‘Paper Rings’ and ‘If This Was A Movie’ (Minneapolis, MN – Night 1)
‘Dear John’ and ‘Daylight’ (Minneapolis, MN – Night 2)
‘I’m Only Me When I’m With You’ and ‘evermore’ (Cincinnati, OH – Night 1)
‘ivy’ (with Aaron Dessner), ‘I miss you, I’m sorry’ (with Gracie Abrams) and ‘Call It What You Want’ (Cincinnati, OH – Night 2)
‘Never Grow Up’ and ‘When Emma Falls In Love’ (Kansas City, MO – Night 1)
‘Last Kiss’ and ‘dorothea’ (Kansas City, MO – Night 2)
‘Picture To Burn’ and ‘Timeless’ (Denver, CO – Night 1)
‘Starlight’ and ‘Back To December’ (Denver, CO – Night 2)
‘This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things’ and ‘Everything Has Changed’ (Seattle, WA – Night 1)
‘Message In A Bottle’ and ‘Tied Together With A Smile’ (Seattle, WA – Night 2)
‘right where you left me’ (with Aaron Dessner) and ‘Castles Crumbling’ (Santa Clara, CA – Night 1)
‘Stay Stay Stay’ and ‘All of the Girls You’ve Loved Before’ (Santa Clara, CA – Night 2)
‘I Can See You’ and Maroon’ (Los Angeles, CA – Night 1)
‘Our Song’ and ‘You Are In Love’ (Los Angeles, CA – Night 2)
‘Death By A Thousand Cuts’ and ‘You’re On Your Own, Kid’ (Los Angeles, CA – Night 3)
‘Dress’ and ‘exile’ (Los Angeles, CA – Night 4)
‘I Know Places’ and ‘King of My Heart’ (Los Angeles, CA – Night 5)
‘New Romantics’ and ‘New Year’s Day’ (Los Angeles, CA – Night 6)
‘I Forgot That You Existed’ and ‘Sweet Nothing’ (Mexico City – Night 1)
‘Tell Me Why’ and ‘Snow on the Beach’ (Mexico City – Night 2)
‘Cornelia Street’ and ‘You’re On Your Own, Kid’ (Mexico City – Night 3)
‘Afterglow’ and ‘Maroon’ (Mexico City – Night 4)
Taylor has revealed that she aims to only play each surprise song once during the tour, but has also stated that if she messes one up, she’ll sing it again.
There’s also no rules for Taylor repeating songs from Midnights as surprise songs, which means fans may get to hear the likes of ‘You’re On Your Own Kid’ and ‘Snow on the Beach’ again at some point in the future.
It’s unclear if Taylor will repeat some of the surprise songs when she embarks on her international tour dates… we’ll have to wait and see!
We’ll update this article with every Surprise Acoustic Song – and every surprise song that she will play again – after every show.
What are Taylor’s most performed songs on tour?
Before she embarked on The Eras Tour, Taylor’s top 3 most performed songs are ‘Love Story’ (491 times), ‘Our Song’ (404 times) and ‘You Belong With Me’ (381 times).
Of course, almost all of Taylor’s most performed songs are from her first two albums. As the list goes on, the Speak Now bops, Red bangers and 1989 hits start to weave their way in.
If you’re wondering what Taylor’s most played songs from her first five albums are, here’s a break down:
Taylor Swift: ‘Our Song’, ‘Tim McGraw’ and ‘Picture To Burn’
Fearless: ‘Love Story’, ‘You Belong With Me’ and ‘Fifteen’
Speak Now: ‘Sparks Fly’, ‘Mean’ and ‘Mine’
Red: ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’, ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ and ‘Red’
1989: ‘Shake It Off’, ‘Blank Space’ and ‘Out of the Woods’
Taylor has only had the chance to perform songs from Reputation on the Reputation Stadium Tour so far, but ‘Ready For It?’, ‘Delicate’ and ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ take the top spots when it comes to live performances of the Rep tracks.
Due to the cancellation of Lover Fest, Taylor hasn’t been able to perform Lover on a tour setting. Folklore, Evermore and Midnights will also be making their tour debut on the Eras Tour.
What songs do you want to see Taylor perform on the Eras tour?