Taylor Swift Will Perform Country Hits From Her Back Catalogue On Her Next Tour
Over the years, Good Morning America has become notorious for hosting crucial Taylor Swift announcements. Previously, Swift has announced her initial plans for Fearless (Taylor's Version) and the short film accompanying "All Too Well" (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) during her appearances on the show. Today, Swift announced USA dates of a highly-anticipated Eras Tour.
Yes, you read that right - the country starlet turned global multi-genre sensation is going back on tour! The poster features pictures representing each of Swift's ten album cycles - in order, Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989, Reputation, Lover, Folklore, Evermore, and Midnights. She described this tour as "a journey through the musical eras of [her] career (past and present!)" in an Instagram post.
Already having put out Fearless (Taylor's Version) and Red (Taylor's Version), highly influential country albums which put her on the map, Swift embarks on tour in the middle of re-recording her back catalogue. This indicates the star's return to the country music scene - with updated renditions of her classic hits, as well as previously unheard "vault" tracks. These include the phenomenal Keith Urban collaboration "That's When" on Fearless (Taylor's Version), the currently CMA-nominated "I Bet You Think About Me" on Red (Taylor's Version), and of course, the 10-minute version of our national anthem "All Too Well", also on Red (Taylor's Version). The upcoming tour will likely spawn live debuts of these vault tracks, giving Swift's longtime fans a nostalgic treat.
Given Swift's numerous cryptic hints, scattered in her social media activity, music videos, interviews, and several other places, Speak Now (Taylor's Version) will likely be the next re-release. Not to mention, she directly referenced "Enchanted," a standout track from the album, in her tour announcement. If Speak Now (Taylor's Version) is released before the start of tour, its vault tracks could very well also make an appearance in Swift's setlist.
Overall, Swift is the rare artist who can nail pretty much any genre or musical style, making waves in country, then pop, and recently alternative. The Eras tour is sure to immerse fans into the musical experience of a lifetime. Fans are already flocking to Ticketmaster to register for presale, with the line moving at a painfully slow pace. We finally have another opportunity to Taylor Swift live, the woman who has most shaped what country and pop music look like today. We can't contain how excited we are!