Taylor Swift Ended Her First Round Of Eras Tour Shows With Another Rerecord Announcement, And Everyone Is Freaking Out
After five months of nonstop touring, the first US leg of Taylor Swift’s phenomenal Eras Tour has come to an end. Closing out the first batch of shows with six sold-out performances in Los Angeles, Taylor gave a final LA performance last night that was one for the history books.
Before the big announcement at last night’s concert, the clues just kept coming too, with Taylor wearing blue versions of several Eras Tour outfits — like a blue dress during the Speak Now and Folklore sections.
Then Taylor took the stage before the surprise song portion of the set list, saying, “Since I was a teenager, I’ve wanted to own my own music, and the way to do that was to rerecord my albums. So now, here we are on the last night of the US leg of the Eras Tour, in the eighth month of the year, and the ninth day.”
She added, “There’s something that I’ve been planning for a really, really, really, ridiculously embarrassingly long time. And I think instead of just, like, telling you about it, I think I’ll just sort of show you something I’ve been excited to show you.”
Taylor then revealed the 1989 (Taylor’s Version) cover art and the release date: Oct. 27, 2023.
The original version of 1989 was released Oct. 27, 2014, with this new version — that Taylor finally owns — coming out nine years after the iconic pop album.
After the announcement, Taylor jumped into the first surprise song of the evening, “New Romantics” from 1989, on guitar, followed by “New Year’s Day” from Reputation, on piano.
In celebration of the announcement of ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version),’ “New Romantics” is the first surprise song for the closing night of #TSTheErasTour in L.A. pic.twitter.com/CixA0ROsra
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 10, 2023The Hollywood Reporter / Via Twitter: @THR
Taylor also took to social media to share her excitement about 1989 (Taylor’s Version). In an Instagram post she wrote, “Surprise!! 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is on its way to you 🔜! The 1989 album changed my life in countless ways, and it fills me with such excitement to announce that my version of it will be out October 27th.”
As you can imagine, fans were freaking out following the 1989 (Taylor’s Version) announcement. So here are some of the best reactions to the news:
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— The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) August 10, 2023Twitter: @TheSwiftSociety
Everyone right now… pic.twitter.com/hcsxZ3mSLT
— Taylor Swift Facts (@blessedswifty) August 10, 2023Republic / Taylor Swift / Via Twitter: @blessedswifty
gone was anyi think i amtrace of youfinally clean pic.twitter.com/wv0TWthCKi
— bex was born in 1989 (@bexsversion) August 10, 2023Big Machine / Republic / Taylor Swift / Via Twitter: @bexsversion
I’M SCREAMING imagine this is how you find out about 1989 tv😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/VqN9bNSZ5e
— hana🤍 (@wreckmyyplans) August 10, 2023Twitter: @wreckmyyplans
summary of tonight pic.twitter.com/GWAOGe3Qj2
— c 💌 (@celestialswiftt) August 10, 2023@celestialswiftt / Spotify / Via Twitter: @celestialswiftt
TAYLOR IS NOT HIDING HER FACE ANYMORE AND SHE IS SO HAPPY 😭✨ #1989TaylorsVersion pic.twitter.com/ErfNfPUEEB
— Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) August 10, 2023Big Machine / Republic / Via Twitter: @SwiftNYC
listening to listening to 1989 in 2014 1989 tv in 2023 pic.twitter.com/0XXv36PTpI
— matt⸆⸉ | ia (@reputamatt) August 10, 2023Big Machine / Republic / Disney / Taylor Swift / Via Twitter: @reputamatt
i am ready to be obsessed #1989TaylorsVersion pic.twitter.com/rvoL129pvV
— 💭 (@thinkergilmore) August 10, 2023Republic / Taylor Swift / Warner Bros. / Via Twitter: @thinkergilmore
mood #1989TaylorsVersion pic.twitter.com/lntXqOQfT3
— fefa (@gotgalaxies) August 10, 2023Big Machine / Republic / Nickelodeon / Paramount+ / Via Twitter: @gotgalaxies
TROPHIES GET YOUR TROPHIES!! #LATSTheErasTour #1989TaylorsVersion pic.twitter.com/LC1pvfY5HR
— swiftie wins (@swifferwins) August 10, 2023Twitter: @swifferwins
big day for annoying people (swifties) pic.twitter.com/OYVS29un77
— veronica¹⁹⁸⁹ (@soitfuckingoes) August 10, 2023Republic / Taylor Swift / Via Twitter: @soitfuckingoes
clean (taylor’s version) will fix me
— iya ★ 1989 TV (@hotmessjunk) August 10, 2023Twitter: @hotmessjunk
1989 vault tracks are for the harry girls like NOBODY will get them and love them like US!
— sel (@couldstartacult) August 10, 2023Twitter: @couldstartacult
this picture is EVERYTHING 🥺 #1989taylorsversion pic.twitter.com/6liWXfWDmv
— julia ★ (@juliaknowsit) August 10, 2023Kevin Winter / Getty Images for TAS Rights Management / Via Twitter: @juliaknowsit
In conclusion, the queen has done it again:
Taylor sipping her wine as she leaves the stage of the last night of the US first leg of #TSTheErasTour after dropping the 1989 Taylor’s Version announcement 😭✨🍷 via @christimsoblue pic.twitter.com/IJdijiV0Sh
— Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) August 10, 2023Twitter: @SwiftNYC
Are you excited for 1989 (Taylor’s Version)? Tell us everything in the comments below!
Personally, I will be hoping and praying for “Style (Feat. Harry Styles) (Taylor’s Version),” and I just know “Clean (Taylor’s Version)” is going to be amazing.