Wednesday’s (Aug. 9) shock songs included two “New” tracks, although the true spotlight was the celebrity’s blockbuster “1989” announcement.

Taylor Swift performs onstage throughout “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour” at SoFi Stadium on August 09, 2023 in Inglewood, California.

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Taylor Swift wrapped up her six-night stint at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. on Wednesday (Aug. 9), marking the tip of the primary leg of her North American tour. True to kind, the celebrity pulled out all of the stops for the particular evening; along with her customary shock songs, Swift dropped one main announcement that, judging by the explosive response, apparently made the sold-out crowd’s Wildest Desires come true.

“Welcome to the Eras Tour!” stated Swift early within the present, which boasted opening acts Haim and GAYLE in addition to celeb attendees together with Adam Sandler and Swift’s longtime buddy Emma Stone (noticed in the identical part as her La La Land director, Damien Chazelle).

“I’m not sure if you know this, but if you didn’t know this, you have decided to attend this tour on not only the last night of our six-night run at SoFi Stadium, [and] you have also decided to attend this concert on the very last show of the American run of the Eras Tour,” she added. “Because of this decision you have made to attend this concert, you’re gonna have to deal with my emotions. I don’t know if you’ve heard about this or not, but I have a lot of them.”

To make sure, Swift took the followers assembled at SoFi via all of the feelings, together with by busting out two new shock songs: a guitar rendition of “New Romantics” and, on piano, “New Year’s Day.”

You may learn extra about each of these performances — along with 4 further highlights from the climactic Night time 6 present — beneath.

  • ‘1989 (Taylor’s Model)’ Announcement Blows the Roof Off

    Credit score the place credit score is due: Swift is aware of how one can work a crowd right into a frenzy. Simply previous to performing her two shock songs, the singer took a second to rev up the gang for an announcement that had been extensively rumored: that the subsequent “Taylor’s Version” launch can be her 2014 all-pop breakthrough, 1989.

    “The last time that I was so pleasantly surprised by some stuff that you guys did was when I announced that I was going to be re-recording my first six albums, and that is something that I expected to be just a ‘me’ thing, just a personal thing. Since I was a teenager, I wanted to own my music,” Swift started, eliciting a roar of pleasure from the gang. “And the best way to do it was to re-record my albums and name them ‘Taylor’s Model.’ The best way that you’ve got embraced that, and the best way that you’ve got celebrated that, you actually determined that it was your struggle too and that you just have been 100% behind me and if I cared about it, you cared about it. I’ll by no means cease thanking you for that. It was so beneficiant of you to care about one thing that I cared about.

    “And so now here we are on the last night of the U.S. leg of the Eras Tour in the eighth month of the year on the ninth day [of the month]. You might have noticed there are some new outfits in the show,” she continued, tipping her hat to the succession of previously-unseen blue costumes she donned beginning together with her efficiency of “Enchanted” and main all the best way as much as the large announcement. “And there’s something that I’ve been planning for a really, really, really, ridiculously embarrassingly long time. And I think instead of just telling you about it, I think I just should sort of show you something.”

    Cue the wind-whipped 1989 (Taylor’s Model) emblem, beamed bigger than life on the stadium screens together with its official launch date: October 27. Judging by the deafening roar of the gang, we may very well be wanting on the biggest-selling Taylor’s Model album thus far when the set drops this fall.

  • Giving the Crew Their Due

    Earlier this month, it was reported that Swift gave $100,000 bonuses to every one of many roughly 50 truck drivers on her tour, along with bonuses in unknown quantities to different crew members, together with band members, dancers, caterers and lighting and sound technicians. On Wednesday evening, the star paid additional tribute to these unsung staffers by delivering an impassioned onstage shoutout close to the highest of the present.

    “This has been the most extraordinary, fun, wonderful, magical experience of my entire life being on this tour with these people on this stage, and I just was hoping that for a second, we could think about the fact that there are hundreds of people on this tour,” Swift stated. “My amazing crew members, the people who loaded the stage…[who have come] across the country away from their families to put on this show for us. So I would like to take a moment, if we could all please applaud the Eras Tour crew.”

    The viewers, it goes with out saying, obliged.

  • Haim-ing It Up

    Haim is a reasonably current addition to the Eras Tour, with the sister trio having jumped aboard as openers starting with the exhibits at Lumen Area in Seattle, adopted by Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara and, sure, all six nights at SoFi. Becoming a member of Swift for one more scrumptious rendition of “No Body, No Crime” on Wednesday, Este, Daniella and Alana made the many of the second and loved a crackling onstage chemistry with the pop megastar, who referred to as the siblings her “besties” earlier within the present (sure, they’re actually buddies). The playful power exhibited by the foursome throughout Swift’s set on Wednesday introduced a welcome looseness to the in any other case tightly-choreographed present.

  • One other Epic Standing Ovation

    The Wednesday evening viewers appeared decided to one-up the practically eight-minute standing ovation Swift acquired the evening prior — and I think they might have succeeded, as this standing “O” (which once more adopted her efficiency of “Champagne Problems”) appeared to stretch on even longer. As soon as once more, Swift mugged like a professional all through, wanting round in astonishment, taking out her in-ears and, at one level, sitting on the piano and burying her head in her arms.

    “Boy, I’m never gonna forget that you just did that,” stated Swift later as she tried to interrupt via the noise. “I’m never gonna forget it. Thank you. That was crazy. That’s such a — what are you doing? People have emotions. You’re playing with them right now. I love you so much.”

  • ‘New Romantics’ Closes the Loop on ‘1989’ Eras Tour Renditions

    Following Swift’s earth-shaking 1989 (Taylor’s Model) reveal, she launched into the primary of the evening’s two shock songs: an acoustic-guitar rendition of the synth-driven banger “New Romantics,” which appeared as a bonus observe on the deluxe version of 1989. Notably, “Romantics” was additionally the lone 1989 observe Swift hadn’t but carried out on the Eras Tour, making for a pleasant bookend to the Taylor’s Model announcement that instantly preceded it.

  • ‘New 12 months’s Day’ Will get New Life

    For her second shock tune of the evening, Swift took to the piano to carry out a stunning rendition of “New Year’s Day” — the ultimate observe on Popularity and, notably, one which Swift has hardly ever carried out reside (on a somber word, the tune, which boasts the lyric “Please don’t ever become a stranger,” has additionally lengthy been rumored to be about Swift’s now-ex, Joe Alwyn). Approaching the heels of the frenzied 1989 (Taylor’s Model) announcement, the efficiency marked a much-needed power break for the gang. Certainly, a noticeable hush descended over the stadium because the 70,000-strong viewers drank in lyrics that appeared to talk to the second: “Hold on to the memories/They will hold on to you.”

  • Los Angeles Night time 6 Setlist

    Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince
    Merciless Summer season
    The Man
    You Have to Calm Down
    The Archer
    You Belong With Me
    Love Story
    No Physique, No Crime (with Haim)
    Champagne Issues
    Tolerate It
    …Prepared for It?
    Don’t Blame Me
    Look What You Made Me Do
    Lengthy Reside
    We Are By no means Ever Getting Again Collectively
    I Knew You Have been Hassle
    All Too Properly (10-Minute Model)
    The 1
    The Final Nice American Dynasty
    Illicit Affairs
    My Tears Ricochet
    Clean House
    Shake It Off
    Wildest Desires
    Dangerous Blood
    New Romantics (acoustic)
    New 12 months’s Day (acoustic)
    Lavender Haze
    Midnight Rain
    Vigilante Shit


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