All The Surprise Songs Taylor Swift Performed On Her Eras Tour
For Swifties, the Eras Tour is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Not only is the set list for Swift’s career-spanning world tour packed with hits, but the singer made sure fans got an extra special experience by performing cult classic tracks at each tour date. Because of this treat, 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 songs online.
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 was 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. As she had warned, there have been a couple repeats due to mess-ups. Here are all the special one-night-only Eras Tour performances that fans will always remember.
The Glendale, AZ Eras Tour Surprise Songs
Swift kicked off the surprise song tradition with an acoustic performace of her Folklore track “Mirrorball.”
She then threw it all the way back to the beginning of her career with “Tim McGraw.”
Night two saw Swift delivering a performance of “This Is Me Trying.”
She followed that up with her Red ballad “State of Grace.”
The Las Vegas, NV Eras Tour Surprise Songs
In Vegas, Swift performed another nostalgic throwback, “Our Song.”
Then she snapped back to the present with the debut live performance of her Midnights track “Snow on the Beach.”
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.
The Arlington, TX Eras Tour Surprise Songs
Swift kicked off her Texas shows by wowing the crowd with “Sad Beautiful Tragic.”
She also performed a fan-favorite Speak Now throwback: “Ours.”
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 surprise 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.
For her final night in Arlington, Swift performed “Jump Then Fall.”
She followed up with “The Lucky One.”
The Tampa, FL Eras Tour Surprise Songs
For her first show in Tampa, Swift performed the song many fans had been waiting for. After Swifties theorized the singer had been teasing a re-release of Speak Now, she sang the album’s title track on stage.
She also performed “Treacherous.”
Swift performed “You’re on Your Own, Kid.”
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.
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.”
The Houston, TX Eras Tour Surprise Songs
For her first Houston show, Swift surprised the audience with “Wonderland.”
And followed it up with “You’re Not Sorry.”
During her second Houston show, Swift surprised the crowd with “A Place in This World.”
She followed that up with “Today Was a Fairytale.”
She then retired to her piano to sing “Cold As You” from her 2009 debut album.
The Atlanta, GA Eras Tour Surprise Songs
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.”
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?”
At her final Atlanta show, Swift performed “I Bet You Think About Me.”
And she also played “How You Get the Girl.”
The Nashville, TN Eras Tour Surprise Songs
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.”
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.”
The Philadelphia, PA Eras Tour Surprise Songs
Swift performed her Fearless track “Forever & Always.”
She then slowed things down with her 1989 ballad “This Love.”
Swift closed out her hometown shows by playing “Hey Stephen.”
She also performed “The Best Day.”
The Foxborough, MA Eras Tour Surprise Songs
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.”
As rain poured down on her, Swift performed her Midnights bonus track “Question…?”
She followed that up with “Invisible.”
To close out her Foxborough weekend, Swift surprised the crowd with “I Think He Knows.”
Then she performed her hit single “Red (Taylor’s Version).”
The East Rutherford, NJ Eras Tour Surprise Songs
Swift kicked off her New Jersey shows by bringing her frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff on stage for a surprise “Getaway Car” duet.
Then she sat at her piano to sing “Maroon.”
Swift leaned into a bit of a religious theme for her second New Jersey show. First, she performed “Holy Ground.”
Then, she delivered a chilling rendition of “False God.”
Every NYC Swiftie who trekked over to East Rutherford was expecting the same surprise song all weekend, and Swift finally delivered it on the final night: “Welcome to New York.”
Swift then performed her first repeat surprise song of the Eras Tour. She originally messed up her version of “Clean” a couple months earlier and promised to re-perform it, which she did in New Jersey.
The East Chicago, IL Eras Tour Surprise Songs
Swift kicked off her Chicago shows by singing “I Wish You Would.”
Then she treated the crowd to her Folklore bonus track “The Lakes.”
Swift made her second Chicago show extra special by bringing out Maren Morris for a live duet of “You All Over Me.”
She then gave an emotional performance of “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever.”
To celebrate her announcement that the beloved Midnights bonus track “Hits Different” would finally be released on streaming, Swift performed it in her final Chicago show.
She followed it up with “The Moment I Knew.”
The East Detroit, MI Eras Tour Surprise Songs
The first surprise song for Detroit was “Haunted.”
That was followed by “I Almost Do.”
Swift’s first surprise song of the night was “All You Had To Do Was Stay.”
Then she traded her guitar for the piano to perform “Breathe.”
The Pittsburgh, PA Eras Tour Surprise Songs
Swift kicked off her Pittsburgh shows by playing “Mr. Perfectly Fine.”
And she also surprised the audience with “The Last Time.”
Swift welcomed Aaron Dessner back onto the stage for a surprise “Seven” duet.
Then she performed “The Story of Us.”
The Minneapolis, MN Eras Tour Surprise Songs
For her Minneapolis shows, Swift started things off with “Paper Rings.”
She kept the romantic vibes going with “If This Was a Movie.”
Swift had a message for her fans before performing “Dear John.” She urged them to not “feel the need to defend me on the internet against someone you think I might have written a song about 14 billion years ago.” Of course, this was likely referencing the increased hate John Mayer received online ahead of the release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).
The vibes were much brighter after that, as Swift shifted into singing “Daylight.”
The Cincinnati, OH Eras Tour Surprise Songs
Her first surprise song for Cincinnati was “I’m Only Me When I’m with You.”
She followed that up with the title track of her ninth studio album, “Evermore.”
Swift once again welcomed her frequent collaborator Aaron Dessner to the stage to perform a fan-favorite cut, “Ivy.”
She also sang “Call It What You Want.”
And, in the biggest surprise of all for the Cincinnati crowd, Swift added a third surprise song for the first time in her Eras Tour. Because opener Gracie Abrams couldn’t perform her opening set due to weather conditions, Swift brought her on stage so she could perform her song “I Miss You, I’m Sorry” alongside her.
The Kansas City, MO Eras Tour Surprise Songs
Naturally, Swift went all in on Speak Now songs to celebrate the release date of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) on July 7. After inviting Taylor Lautner and Joey King to the stage to premiere the “I Can See You” video, Swift surprised the audience with “Never Grow Up.”
Since there was no July 9 tour date, Swift had to perform “Last Kiss” a day early.
She closed out her Kansas City weekend with a surprise performance of “Dorothea.”
The Denver, CO Eras Tour Surprise Songs
Swift gave the Denver crowd a true classic by performing “Picture to Burn.”
She also gave a rare live performance of “Timeless.”
For her second night in Denver, Taylor performed “Starlight.”
Along with the big Speak Now ballad, “Back to December.”
The Seattle, WA Eras Tour Surprise Songs
Swift kicked off her Seattle shows by taking it back to her Reputation era with “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.”
She also performed “Everything Has Changed.”
For her second night in Seattle, Swift sang “Message in a Bottle.”
As well as “Tied Together with a Smile.”
The Santa Clara, CA Eras Tour Surprise Songs
Once again, Swift brought out Aaron Dessner. This time, they two sang “Right Where You Left Me.”
She also delivered the live debut of her Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) vault track “Castles Crumbling.”
For Night Two in Santa Clara, Swift surprised the crowd with “Stay Stay Stay.”
Followed by “All Of The Girls You Loved Before.”
The Los Angeles, CA Eras Tour Surprise Songs
For the first show in the final city of the U.S. leg of her tour, Swift performed her newly released Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) vault track “I Can See You.”
She also delivered her second Eras Tour performance of “Maroon.”
Another repeat — Swift dusted off “Our Song” for a second time after initially performing it at one of the tour’s first shows in Las Vegas.
She followed that up with “You Are in Love.”
For her third night in L.A., Swift sang her fan-favorite Lover track “Death by a Thousand Cuts.”
And had the whole crowd in their feelings during “You’re on Your Own, Kid.”
The greatness continued on her fourth night in L.A. There, she performed “Dress” from Reputation. However, instead of incorporating the track’s original synths, she stripped it down to an acoustic version.
She continued the mellow vibes with her Folklore gem, “Exile.”
Swift continued her Reputation streak on her fifth L.A. stop. She performed “King Of My Heart” to an emotional crowd, who belted the lyrics as passionately as Swift did.
Afterward, she took a trip down 1989 with “I Know Places.” Similar to “Dress” from the night before, she swapped the original tune’s synth-y production for a guitar solo.
For Swifties, this was certainly the night *not* to miss. During her final night in the City of Angels, Swift announced her re-recording of 1989 would release on Oct. 27. She also performed some surprises.
To celebrate 1989 (Taylor’s Version), she sang “New Romantics” from the 9-year-old album.
She then turned her attention back to Reputation and performed “New Year’s Day.”
The Mexico City, MX Eras Tour Surprise Songs
For her first international stop on the Eras Tour, Swift performed an acoustic version of “I Forgot That You Existed.”
She also sat at her piano to perform a rendition of “Sweet Nothing.”
She gave the Mexico City crowd a serious throwback when she sang “Tell Me Why.”
Her second surprise song was “Snow on the Beach.”
Swift made sure to give the fans what they wanted on her third night in Mexico City. She introduced her performance of “Cornelia Street” by noting it was a song she’d been hearing a lot of requests for throughout her tour.
She then sang “You’re on Your Own, Kid,” making it the first surprise song to get three performances on the Eras Tour.
The “You’re on Your Own, Kid” record didn’t last long, though. On her final night in Mexico City, Swift performed “Maroon” for the third time.
She also sang her Lover ballad “Afterglow.”
The Buenos Aries, ARG Eras Tour Surprise Songs
After more than two months away from the Eras stage, Swift returned with her Red (Taylor’s Version) vault track “The Very First Night.”
She also performed her Midnights song “Labyrinth.”
These two song choices were incredibly interesting, given it was Swift’s first performance since she began dating her new boyfriend, Travis Kelce. Fans were quick to point out how both songs were about the romantic beginnings of a new relationship, with “The Very First Night” in particular having the lyric, “I was riding in the car when we both fell.” Swift and Kelce memorably drove off together after their first public appearance at one of Kelce’s games.
For the first time in the Eras Tour, Swift performed a special mashup for one of her surprise songs. She combined her newly released vault track “Is It Over Now?” with “Out of the Woods.”
It was her second surprise song that really raised eyebrows. Swift sang her Reputation track “End Game,” which carried extra meaning since her boyfriend Travis Kelce was in attendance. The song had become a top pick for Swifties when making romantic edits of Swift and Kelce, given the sports references in its lyrics and “big reputation” chant.
To close out her Buenos Aries date, Swift surprised the crowd with “Better than Revenge.”
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