Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour: Every surprise song she’s played so far
Ever since the first night of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour—when the pop star announced she’d be performing two surprise acoustic songs at every show—fans have been waiting with bated breath to find out which gems from her discography will be unearthed next.
Swift kicked off the tour in Glendale, Ariz. with “Mirrorball” from “Folklore” and “Tim McGraw” from her 2006 self-titled debut album. Since then, she has surprised audiences with songs including “State of Grace,” “Our Song,” “Cowboy Like Me” with special guest Marcus Mumford, “Sad Beautiful Tragic” and “The Lucky One.”
With 10 studio albums under her belt, Swift said that she has enough songs to cover the 52-date trek without repeating any—but if she ever feels like she didn’t give a performance her all, there’s a chance she might give a certain song another go. Swift has already hinted that this may be the case with “Clean,” which she dedicated to opener Gracie Abrams at her April 1 show in Arlington, Texas. On a TikTok stream of the show, Swift commented that she could have played the song “better in a higher key, so that’s technically a mess up.”
Below, find all the surprise songs Swift has performed on the Eras Tour, updating live.
• March 17 in Glendale, Ariz.—”Mirrorball” and “Tim McGraw”
• March 18 in Glendale, Ariz.—”State of Grace” and “This Is Me Trying”
• March 24 in Las Vegas, Nev.—”Our Song” and “Snow on the Beach”
• March 25 in Las Vegas, Nev.—”Cowboy Like Me” with Marcus Mumford and “White Horse”
• March 31 in Arlington, Texas—”Sad Beautiful Tragic” and “Ours”
• April 1 in Arlington, Texas—”Death by a Thousand Cuts” and “Clean”
• April 2 in Arlington, Texas—”Jump Then Fall” and “The Lucky One”
• April 13 in Tampa, Fla.—”Speak Now” and “Treacherous”
• April 14 in Tampa, Fla.—”The Great War” with Aaron Dessner and “You’re on Your Own, Kid”
• April 15 in Tampa, Fla.—”Mad Woman” with Aaron Dessner and “Mean”
• April 21 in Houston, Texas—”Wonderland” and “You’re Not Sorry”
• April 22 in Houston, Texas—”A Place in This World” and “Today Was a Fairytale”
• April 23 in Houston, Texas—”Begin Again” and “Cold as You”
• April 28 in Atlanta, Ga.—”The Other Side of the Door” and “Coney Island”
• April 29 in Atlanta, Ga.—”High Infidelity” and “Gorgeous”
• April 30 in Atlanta, Ga.—”I Bet You Think About Me” and “How You Get the Girl”
• May 5 in Nashville, Tenn.—”Sparks Fly” and “Teardrops on My Guitar”
• May 6 in Nashville, Tenn.—”Out of the Woods” and “Fifteen”
• May 7 in Nashville, Tenn.—”Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve” with Aaron Dessner and “Mine”
• May 12 in Philadelphia, Penn.—”Gold Rush” and “Come Back...Be Here”
• May 13 in Philadelphia, Penn.—”Forever & Always” and “This Love”
• May 14 in Philadelphia, Penn.—”Hey Stephen” and “The Best Day”
• May 19 in Foxborough, Mass.—”Should’ve Said No” and “Better Man”
• May 20 in Foxborough, Mass.—”Question...?” and “Invisible”
• May 21 in Foxborough, Mass.—”I Think He Knows” and “Red”
• May 26 in East Rutherford, N.J.—”Getaway Car” with Jack Antonoff and “Maroon”
• May 27 in East Rutherford, N.J.—”Holy Ground” and “False God”
In other Taylor Swift news, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will present Taylor Swift: Storyteller, a career-spanning look at the artistic reinventions of the 12-time GRAMMY Award–winning artist who is one of the most prolific songwriters in history. The exhibit opened May 20 to coincide with Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour Tri-State area performances, the exhibition will be on view exclusively at MAD through September 4, 2023.
Taylor Swift: Storyteller highlights include the cheerleader and ballerina ensembles from the award-winning music video for “Shake It Off” (2014); the red wedding dress and bellhop uniform from “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault),” which featured Miles Teller and was directed by Blake Lively (2021); and the sparkling ensemble from “Bejeweled” (2022), directed by Taylor Swift. Concert attire by couture fashion houses will be featured along with props, jewelry, ephemera and projections of music videos rounding out the exhibition.
Swift’s emotional songwriting is the catalyst for the captivating worlds she brings to life on stage and screen through exquisitely crafted costumes, inventive scene design and imaginative iconography.
“At MAD, fashion and the decorative have long been valued as a critical visual language and no one speaks that language quite like Taylor Swift,” said Alexandra Schwartz, the Museum’s Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Craft and Design. “Whether dressed down in a flannel shirt and untamed hair or literally dazzling her audiences in head-to-toe Swarovski crystals, Taylor gives greater meaning to the palettes, textures and depths of feeling expressed in her songwriting.”
Swift has discussed the pressures that female musicians feel to constantly alter their public images, and regularly addresses gender norms in her videos, performances and public appearances. In her videos she plays a wide range of characters, transforming herself through costume and subverting female archetypes through storytelling.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of public programs and fun events inspired by the creativity and passion of Swift’s ardent fan base—from video and film screenings to karaoke sing-alongs. Additionally, The Store at MAD will stock a curated selection of Taylor Swift merchandise, from apparel to accessories.
Available for purchase at madmuseum.org, tickets for the exhibition cost $25 per person and include access to all Museum exhibitions on view. Members of MAD will enjoy free admission to the special exhibition, invitations to the Members-only preview on May 18, dedicated viewing hours and more. For more information, visit madmuseum.org.
Funding for Taylor Swift: Storyteller is made possible by three broads with a common thread in honor of Marian Burke.
Gina Rullo contributed to this report.