Taylor Swift Announced the "Speak Now (Taylor's Version)" Release Date

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Grab your glittery eyeshadow, open *all* the tabs on your browser, and collect your coins, because Taylor Swift is officially going on tour in support of her tenth album, Midnights... and all her other iconic eras, too. From her Fearless days to folklore whimsy, the Grammy-winner is touching down at 20 stadiums in the U.S. for the Eras Stadium Tour. She'll be joined by an incredible and impressive lineup of supporting acts, from emo veterans like Paramore to newcomers like Gayle and Girl in Red. This marks Taylor's first tour since the Reputation Stadium Tour in 2018, and it will also be the first time she brings folklore and evermore on the road.

"I'm enchanted to announce my next tour: Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour, a journey through the musical eras of my career (past and present!)," Taylor wrote in her official tour announcement. "I can’t WAIT to see your gorgeous faces out there. It’s been a long time coming 🥰."

The announcement comes after Taylor teased a potential tour during her October 24, 2022 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. When Jimmy says she hasn't toured in four years and that fans want her to, Taylor said "I think I should do it." And do it, she will.

Here's everything we know about Taylor Swift's Eras Stadium Tour, from its setlist to how you can snag tickets and merch. Of course, we'll keep all the updates coming as Taylor hits the road in 2023.

Has Taylor Swift made any special announcements during the Eras Stadium Tour?

Taylor went back to her roots for a three-night tour in her hometown of Nashville. She kicked off her weekend-long stay by announcing the official release date for her third re-release, Speak Now (Taylor's Version). Funny enough, Speak Now was Taylor's third studio album. The Grammy winner later took to Instagram to celebrate the album's release.

"It fills me with such pride and joy to announce that my version of Speak Now will be out July 7 (just in time for July 9th, iykyk 😆)," she wrote. "I first made Speak Now, completely self-written, between the ages of 18 and 20. The songs that came from this time in my life were marked by their brutal honesty, unfiltered diaristic confessions and wild wistfulness. I love this album because it tells a tale of growing up, flailing, flying and crashing … and living to speak about it." Taylor also revealed that there will be new music released on the project as well. "With six extra songs I’ve sprung loose from the vault, I absolutely cannot wait to celebrate Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) with you on July 7th."

How can I buy tickets for Taylor Swift's Eras Stadium Tour?

Following the TicketMaster debacle during the Verified Fan and Capital One pre-sales, Taylor's team has worked with the retailer to give Swifties good karma on Monday, December 12, 2022. Per NBC News, fans started receiving emails from TicketMaster that revealed they'd have a second chance at securing tickets to the Eras tour. "You were selected for this opportunity because you have been identified as a fan who received a boost during the Verified Fan presale but did not purchase tickets," the email reads. "We apologize for the difficulties you may have experienced, and have been asked by Taylor’s team to create this additional opportunity for you to purchase tickets."

According to fans on Twitter, those who had received an official boost for the Verified Fan Pre-Sale but didn't purchase tickets were granted an opportunity to buy a maximum of two tickets due to high demand. Fans who received the message from TicketMaster will receive an individual invite to submit their purchase request before Friday, December 23, 2022. The retailer claims that invitations "will be staggered by tour dates in each city."

For better chances of snagging a ticket, fans were instructed to register for TicketMaster's Verified Fan program before November 9, 2022 to "ensure tickets get into the hands of fans." The TicketMaster Verified Fan pre-sale took place on November 15, 2022, and due to unprecedented demand, tons of Swifties grew frustrated with the ticket-selling platform.

TicketMaster issued multiple statements during the chaotic Verified Fan pre-sale, which reportedly included queues of more than 20,000 people for some dates. Because of this "historically unprecedented demand," the pre-sales scheduled for West Coast shows in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Santa Clara, and Seattle were postponed to 3 p.m. PST on November 15, 2022 instead of its original time of 10 a.m. PST. TicketMaster also rescheduled the Capital One card member pre-sale to November 16, 2022 at 2 P.M. local venue time.

The ticket retailer included notable updates in the following Tweet:

According to TicketMaster's official Twitter account, these are the best ticket-buying practices to ensure you secure a spot during the pre-sale.

On November 17, 2022, TicketMaster announced that the general ticket sale, which was scheduled to take place on Friday, November 18, 2022, was canceled due to "extraordinarily high demands."

"Due to extraordinarily high demands on ticketing systems and insufficient remaining ticket inventory to meet that demand, tomorrow's public on-sale for Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour has been canceled," the company wrote on Twitter. Greg Maffei, the CEO of Liberty Media, the largest shareholder in concert promotion company Live Nation and its ticket-selling platform Ticketmaster, also told CNBC that 14 million people tried to purchase tickets for the tour when pre-sale was launched on Tuesday to 1.5 million verified fans.

SeatGeek's website also reported that the general sale was canceled on their platform for the same reasons.

According to a report by Variety, ticket prices ranged from $49 up to $449, with VIP packages starting at $199 and going up to $899. Notably, this did not include a meet-and-greet package as Taylor's official fan club, Taylor Nation, tends to scout super fans on social media and in the crowds at shows to meet the star for no additional cost.

While Taylor hasn't done any official meet and greets for the Eras tour yet, she did keep a sweet promise she made to Arizona teen Isabella McCune. In 2018, Isabella went through a tragic accident that left her hospitalized with burns that covered more than 65% of her body. She was only 8 years old at the time, and she couldn't attend Taylor's Reputation Stadium Tour because of her hospitalization.

Per ABC 15, Taylor visited her longtime fan at the time and left a note that read, "Isabelle, I hope you feel better soon. I'm so honored you've been listening to my music. You're so awesome and I can't wait to have you at a show. Stay strong, gorgeous. Love, Taylor."

Now, 13-year-old Isabella had the chance to attend the opening night of Taylor's Eras tour in Glendale, Arizona. "Not only the fact that I'm able to go and I got these tickets gifted to me, they're from Taylor Swift and her team and they remembered me and thought of me to give me these tickets," Isabella told the local news affiliate, adding that Taylor's "music helped [her] a lot while I was in the hospital."

Has Taylor Swift addressed the TicketMaster debacle?

The singer-songwriter originally took to her Instagram Stories on Friday, November 18, to air her frustrations and share her disappointment in the ticket-buying process.

"It goes without saying that I'm extremely protective of my fans. We've been doing this for decades together and over the years, I've brought so many elements of my career in house," Taylor began. "I've done this SPECIFICALLY to improve the quality of my fans' experience by doing it myself with my team who care as much about my fans as I do. It's really difficult for me to trust an outside entity with these relationships and loyalties, and excruciating for met to just watch mistakes happen with no recourse."

"It's truly amazing that 2.4 million people got tickets, but it really pisses me off that a lot of them feel like they went through several bear attacks to get them," she added.

Taylor ended the message in sharing her hopes that there will be future opportunities for her and her fans to be together and "sing these songs." See Taylor's full message below.

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Who are the opening acts for Taylor Swift's Eras Stadium Tour?

Along with Taylor's tour announcement came her lineup of incredible supporting acts. While most acts are her friends and collaborators, there are also fresh, new artists who are getting their foot in the door with the honor of playing stadiums with Taylor Swift early in their careers. Taylor's supporting acts include Paramore, Haim, Pheobe Bridgers, Muna, Beabadoobee, Girl in Red, Gayle, Gracie Abrams, and Owenn.

When and where does Taylor Swift's tour start?

The North American leg of the Eras Stadium Tour is set to kick off at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on March 17, 2023. The city of Glendale has fully embraced the honor of hosting her first Eras concert — in fact, Mayor Jerry P. Weiers of Glendale even declared that the city would temporarily be renamed Swift City for the duration of Taylor's performances on March 17th and 18th.

Mayor Weiers gave the official announcement at a press conference and made sure to incorporate plenty of T. Swift-themed puns, noting that "all Swifties are encouraged to share their smiles "that could light up this whole town" on all social media platforms because "the best people in life are free.'"

The USA Eras tour will end with a grand finale at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California on August 9, 2023. While no international dates have been announced yet, Taylor reassured fans that she'll also be crossing the pond in her initial tour announcement. "The first leg of the tour will be in stadiums across the US, with international dates to be announced as soon as we can!" the 32-year-old pop phenomenon wrote on Twitter.

Which cities is Taylor Swift playing for the Eras Stadium Tour?

After playing in Glendale, Taylor is hitting a ton of different cities in the U.S., from Foxborough, Massachusetts to East Rutherford, New Jersey. She initially shared the official tour dates on Instagram on November 1, 2022, but on November 4, she added eight more dates due to high demand (!!). "UM. Looks like I’ll get to see more of your beautiful faces than previously expected… we’re adding 8 shows to the tour," Taylor wrote on Twitter.

And, eight more shows still wasn't enough due to increased demand, so Taylor Nation announced that 17 (!!) additional shows were added to the Eras Tour on Friday, November 11. "She gave us 8 shows last week, honey, but we want ‘em all. Due to unprecedented demand for tickets to #TSTheErasTour, Taylor has added 17 more shows in the US!," her official fan club wrote.

See all her official tour dates listed below, including her incredible lineup of supporting acts.

Are there any photos from the Eras Stadium Tour?

Drop everything now — pics from the opening night of Taylor's tour in Glendale, Arizona, just dropped, and she has proven that she can still make the whole place shimmer. The singer donned custom outfits from Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Oscar de la Renta, and Albert Ferretti throughout her set, and they all captured the essence of each era, from the fringe of Fearless to the ultra-sparkly co-ord sets of 1989. Check out our gallery full of photos from the tour below.

Is there any tour merch available?

Yep! Check out all the available merch at the stadium during your show, or find a few options from Taylor's official online store below.

What is Taylor Swift's Eras Stadium Tour setlist?

Taylor's set is a little longer than her past tours because of all her iconic eras. With 10 (!!) studio albums — four of which haven't been properly supported on tour — there is a ton of new material for Taylor to explore on stage. On opening night in Glendale, Arizona on March 17, the Grammy winner performed 44 songs, which rounded out to about three hours.

Find the full setlist for the tour's opening night below.

“Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince”
“Cruel Summer”
“The Man”
“You Need to Calm Down”
“The Archer”
“You Belong With Me”
“Love Story”
“Tis the Damn Season”
“Champagne Problems”
“Tolerate It”
“…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)”
“Invisible String”
“The Last Great American Dynasty”
“August”/ “Illicit Affairs”
“My Tears Ricochet”
“Blank Space”
“Shake It Off”
“Wildest Dreams”
“Bad Blood”
Surprise song — subject to change
Surprise song — subject to change
“Lavender Haze”
“Midnight Rain”
“Vigilante Sh-t”

During her Arlington, Texas show on March 31, Taylor swapped out "Invisible String" — which fans believe is about her former boyfriend of six years, Joe Alwyn — for a bittersweet breakup track off Folklore, "The 1." The setlist switch-up came amid Tay's rumored breakup with the Conversations With Friends actor.

The opening track off her Grammy-winning album, Folklore, includes the following lyrics:

"But we were something, don't you think so? / Roaring 20s, tossing pennies in the pool / And if my wishes came true / It would've been you / In my defense, I have none / For never leaving well enough alone / But it would've been fun / If you would've been the one."

Due to the nature of the lyrics, fans believe the song switch may have hinted at the couple's split.

What are the surprise songs for Taylor Swift's Eras Tour?

On the first night of the tour in Glendale, Arizona, Taylor revealed that she'll perform not one, but two surprise songs during the acoustic portion of the show.

"The plan, the goal, would be to play different songs every single night and never repeat one. Right? So that when you heard one on this tour, you would know it's the only time that I was going to play it in the acoustic set, unless — caveat — unless I mess it up so badly that I have to do it over again in some other city. Send your best wishes towards me that I don't do that," the singer said, per Billboard.

Find the full list of Taylor's surprise songs below.

March 17: Glendale, Arizona

“Tim McGraw”

March 18: Glendale, Arizona

“This Is Me Trying”
“State of Grace”

March 24, 2023: Las Vegas, Nevada

“Our Song”
“Snow on the Beach”

March 25, 2023: Las Vegas, Nevada

“Cowboy Like Me” with special guest Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons
“White Horse”

March 31, 2023: Arlington, Texas

“Sad Beautiful Tragic”

April 1, 2023: Arlington, Texas

“Death by a Thousand Cuts”

April 2, 2023: Arlington, Texas

“Jump Then Fall”
“The Lucky One”

April 13, 2023: Tampa, Florida

“Speak Now”

April 14, 2023: Tampa, Florida

“The Great War” with special guest Aaron Dessner
“You're On Your Own, Kid”

April 15, 2023: Tampa, Florida

“Mad Woman”

April 21, 2023: Houston, Texas

“You're Not Sorry”

April 22, 2023: Houston, Texas

“A Place in This World”
“Today Was a Fairytale”

April 23, 2023: Houston, Texas

“Begin Again”
“Cold As You”

May 5, 2023: Nashville, Tennesse

"Sparks Fly"

"Teardrops on My Guitar"

May 6, 2023: Nashville, Tennesse

"Out of the Woods"


May 7, 2023: Nashville, Tennesse

"Would've, Could've, Should've"


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