All The Special Songs Taylor Performed One-Night-Only On Her Eras Tour
What a treat!
The Eras Tour truly is the gift that keeps on giving for Swifties. Not only is the set list for Swift’s career-spanning 2023 tour packed with hits, but Swift made sure that each specific audience got an extra special experience by performing a couple of cult classic tracks at each tour date. Because of this, no two Eras Tour shows are the same, since Swift changes up which two surprise songs she sings at each stop. But don’t feel like you’re missing out too much — fans have shared tons of videos capturing these mystery songs online. Here are all the special one-night-only Eras Tour performances that fans will always remember.
As if getting to hear beloved tracks from all 10 of Swift’s albums in one tour wasn’t enough, the musical superstar made an exciting announcement about her Eras Tour set list during the opening concert. Toward the end of the tour’s first show on March 17 in Glendale, Arizona, Swift told the crowd that she’s planning to perform acoustic versions of two songs from her vast library each night that aren’t usually in her set list, and that she wouldn’t repeat those specific songs on any other nights of the tour.
“So the plan, the goal, would be to play different songs every night and never repeat one,” Swift told the cheering audience, before giving a caveat: “Unless I mess it up so badly that I have to do it over again in another city.”
So far, Swift has held true to her promise, switching up the 36th and 37th songs with new surprise performances in her set list for each show. Here are all the mystery songs she’s blessed fans with.
March 17 (Glendale, AZ)
Swift kicked off the new tradition with an acoustic performance of her Folklore track “Mirrorball.”
She then threw it all the way back to the beginnings of her career with “Tim McGraw.”
March 18 (Glendale, AZ)
Night two saw Swift delivering a performance of “This Is Me Trying.”
She followed that up with her Red ballad “State of Grace.”
March 24 (Las Vegas, NV)
In Vegas, Swift performed another nostalgic throwback, “Our Song.”
And then she snapped back to the present with the debut live performance of her Midnights track “Snow on the Beach.”
March 25 (Las Vegas, NV)
Swift closed out her Vegas weekend by belting “White Horse” while playing the piano.
Then she performed “Cowboy Like Me” live for the first time, alongside special guest Marcus Mumford.
March 31 (Arlington, TX)
Swift kicked off her Texas shows by wowing the crowd with “Sad Beautiful Tragic.”
She also performed a fan-favorite Speak Now throwback: “Ours.”
April 1 (Arlington, TX)
For her second night in Arlington, Swift performed “Death by a Thousand Cuts,” dedicating it to her frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff.
She then dedicated “Clean” to opening act Gracie Abrams.
However, this marked the first night of the tour where Swift admitted she’d be redoing her mystery songs at a later date. After messing up the bridge in “Death by a Thousand Cuts,” Swift told the crowd she would be redoing the song later in the tour. She also said she wanted to try “Clean” again in a higher key, so she will also be re-performing that one at some point.
April 2 (Arlington, TX)
For her final night in Arlington, Swift performed “Jump Then Fall.”
As well as “The Lucky One.”
April 13 (Tampa, FL)
For her first show in Tampa, Swift performed the song many fans had been waiting for. After many fans had theorized Swift had been teasing a re-release of Speak Now, she sang the album’s title track on stage.
She also performed “Treacherous.”
April 14 (Tampa, FL)
Swift performed “You’re on Your Own, Kid.”
And she also had a surprise guest for this concert. She welcomed her collaborator Aaron Dessner to the stage to perform “The Great War” with her.
April 15 (Tampa, FL)
Dessner performed with Swift again the next night. This time, the duo sang the folklore track “Mad Woman.”
Then, Swift busted out her Speak Now single “Mean.”
April 21 (Houston, TX)
For her first Houston show, Swift surprised the audience with “Wonderland.”
And followed it up with “You’re Not Sorry.”
April 22 (Houston, TX)
During her second Houston show, Swift surprised the crowd with “A Place in This World.”
She followed that up with “Today Was a Fairytale.”
April 23 (Houston, TX)
During her final Houston show, Swift performed “Begin Again” from Red (Taylor’s Version).
She then retired to her piano to sing “Cold As You” from her 2009 debut album.
April 28 (Atlanta, GA)
Swift threw it back to her Fearless eras for her first Atlanta show, playing “The Other Side of the Door.”
She also got emotional with a performance of “Coney Island.”
April 29 (Atlanta, GA)
Every Swiftie already knew what one of the surprise songs would be for the April 29 show. Swift did not disappoint, and performed “High Infidelity,” which features the lyric, “Do you really want to know where I was April 29th?”
Swift also sang her first mystery song from Reputation, “Gorgeous.” However, Swift messed up the performance a bit, so she revealed she’d be doing “Gorgeous” again at a later date.
April 30 (Atlanta, GA)
At her final Atlanta show, Swift performed “I Bet You Think About Me.”
And she also played “How You Get the Girl.”
May 5 (Nashville, TN)
Swift fans knew she would make her Nashville shows extra special, and she definitely did by announcing the re-release of Speak Now at her May 5 concert. The whole stadium celebrated the big announcement by singing “Sparks Fly.”
Swift also threw it back all the way to the start of her career by playing “Teardrops on My Guitar.”
May 6 (Nashville, TN)
With Swift’s best friend Abigail Anderson in the audience, the singer dedicated a special version of “Fifteen” to her bestie.
She also sang “Out of the Woods.” However, because she messed up the bridge, Swift confirmed she will be performing this song again at another tour date.
May 7 (Nashville, TN)
For her last night in Nashville, Swift brought out Dessner once again to perform her Midnights bonus track “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve” with her.
She also performed her Speak Now single “Mine.”
May 12 (Philadelphia, PA)
For her first hometown show, Swift sang “gold rush.”
And also performed “Come Back... Be Here,” which was requested by opener Phoebe Bridgers.
May 13 (Philadelphia, PA)
Swift performed her Fearless track “Forever & Always.”
And then slowed things down with her 1989 ballad “This Love.”
May 14 (Philadelphia, PA)
Swift closed out her hometown shows by playing “Hey Stephen”
And she also performed “The Best Day.”
May 19 (Foxborough, MA)
For her first show in Massachusetts, Swift delivered an acoustic version of “Should’ve Said No.”
Then she traded the guitar for the piano to sing “Better Man.”
May 20 (Foxborough, MA)
As rain poured down on her, Swift performed her Midnights bonus track “Question...?”
And she followed that up with “Invisible.”
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