Taylor Swift kicks off US Eras Tour at Super Bowl Stadium | entertainment news
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Taylor Swift opened her US concert series with a three-hour tour of her career.
Swift opened the first concert of the 27-date Eras Tour Friday night at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, where the Super Bowl was played a month ago, with a six-song set from her album Lover.
“I don’t know how to deal with how I’m feeling right now,” Swift, who hasn’t toured since 2018, said at the beginning of the show.
She ended the concert with a set of seven songs from her latest album Midnights, closing with the song Karma.
In between, she played clusters of songs from most of her albums—and just one, “Tim McGraw,” from her 2006 self-titled debut. In the end, it took her 44 songs and just over three hours to span her 17-year career.
Having not toured for her previous three albums, this concert series aims to catch up by offering the live debut of many of these songs. When Swift announced the tour in November, she called it “a journey through the musical eras of my career (past and present!)”.
Swift seemed to acknowledge the Ticketmaster excitement that sullied in the run-up to the tour, telling the crowd of more than 70,000 that she understands it took “considerable effort” to be there.
After another show at the same location on Saturday night, the tour continues to Allegiant Stadium outside of Las Vegas and then to AT&T Stadium near Dallas.
It concludes with two shows in the Los Angeles area in August.
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