Monday’s shock songs included an acoustic debut & a solo debut, with a very poignant “Exile” sing-along.

Taylor Swift performs throughout her Eras Tour at SoFi stadium in Inglewood, California, August 7, 2023.

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Taylor Swift greeted a brand-new crowd of 70,000 keen followers on Monday night time (Aug. 8) as The Eras Tour returned to the L.A.-area SoFi Stadium for Evening 4 in Inglewood, California. And whereas the primary leg of her North American tour is coming to a detailed Wednesday night time (for a complete of six sold-out nights at SoFi), Swift continues to maintain issues contemporary — particularly with the night time’s brand-new shock songs, which included one acoustic debut and one solo debut.

“Welcome to the acoustic set!” Swift mentioned as she made her approach to the middle catwalk, the place a guitar and piano awaited her for probably the most anticipated portion of her setlist. “When I was putting together this tour and I was thinking about the stuff that I wanted to do, I was thinking about the fact that I named it The Eras Tour and I kind of wanted to sort of assign the acoustic set as a place where I would challenge myself to play songs that I don’t normally play live or songs that I haven’t played live in a really long time or songs that I haven’t played live in an acoustic way. So it’s been equally exhilarating and terrifying, because it’s a different one every single night – it’s a different two every single night.”

She broke out some particular ones for the Monday night time crowd, with the acoustic debut of “Dress” and the solo debut of “Exile” (way more on these beneath).

However the shock songs had been hardly the one standout moments from the newest Eras Tour cease. Under, discover our six favourite moments from Evening 4 at SoFi Stadium.

  • Hometown Assist From Haim & Gracie Abrams

    Swift enlisted some native labor for the Evening 4 openers at SoFi Stadium: sister trio Haim, born and raised within the Valley, and Gracie Abrams, who’s primarily based in L.A. because of her filmmaker father J.J. Abrams.

    “We are, in fact, three sisters that are from the San Fernando Valley,” Este Haim mentioned to introduce the band. “Born in Tarzana and Woodland Hills, raised in the Shoaks – that’s what we call Sherman Oaks.”

    “I can tell there’s a lot of Valley girls,” Danielle Haim chimed in.

    “Are there some Valley girls in the audience?” Este requested to wailing cheers.

    Abrams, in the meantime, known as the opening slot “the craziest honor of my life.”

    “This is home for me, and to play here in this stadium on Taylor’s stage in the same room as all of you, looking as beautiful and sparkly and cool as you do, it’s really the craziest thing that’s ever happened,” she mentioned throughout her set. “So thank you for indulging us while we all wait for Taylor.”

    Haim additionally confirmed again up throughout Swift’s Evermore set to play their “No Body, No Crime” duet — as they’ve for seven prior dates in Seattle, Santa Clara and now L.A.

  • Shaking Off Technical Difficulties Like a Professional

    Followers wouldn’t have recognized it from her bombastic “Cruel Summer” intro, however Swift let the gang know following the primary track that she was having some technical points. “I am having a little bit of a problem with my in-ear monitors, so onnnne second, I’m just gonna fix it,” she mentioned as she nonchalantly reached behind her again to regulate her mic pack with an enormous smile on her face. “I think I did it! I think I fixed it,” she declared after a number of seconds, earlier than swiftly transferring alongside to introduce subsequent track “The Man” with a easy “um, anyway!”

  • Placing On a New ‘Dress’

    “This is a song that I haven’t played live acoustic, but I have played it live — and I miss playing it live,” Swift mentioned to introduce the primary shock track of the night time, the sultry “Dress” from 2017’s Repute. (Pattern refrain lyric: “Only bought this dress so you could take it off.”) Swift carried out “Dress” 53 instances on her Repute Tour in 2018, based on, however that is the primary time she’s performed it on their lonesome on guitar, and it’s a debut shock track on The Eras Tour after she’s pulled out some repeats up to now few weeks.

  • Suppose You’ve Seen This Movie Earlier than? You Haven’t Seen It Solo

    When Swift performed the opening chords of “Exile” from 2020’s Folklore for the second shock track, the gang cheered wildly and began looking out the stage for her duet associate Bon Iver. In spite of everything, the one different time Swift has carried out the track reside is alongside Justin Vernon when she popped up throughout a Bon Iver live performance in London final 12 months. However the singer/songwriter ended up performing the duet solo as a substitute on Monday night time – which made for an unbelievable communal expertise when the gang crammed in for Vernon on the bridge, creating a strong call-and-response between Swift and her ever-prepared followers. Plus, a few of the lyrics within the lost-love track took on poignant new that means after the pop star’s cut up from longtime boyfriend Joe Alwyn, who co-wrote the track with Swift and Vernon underneath the pseudonym William Bowery – particularly the closing chorus of “I gave so many signs.”

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  • It’s a Wrap on Filming the L.A. Eras Tour

    After the primary three nights at SoFi Stadium had been filmed for a potential live performance particular or documentary, issues had been again to enterprise as traditional on Evening 4, with the light-up bracelets returning to the smaller fashions seen all through the remainder of the tour as a substitute of the larger, brighter bracelets of Thursday by Saturday. This additionally meant Swift might rotate by some completely different outfits – she saved the identical wardrobe for the primary three nights for filming continuity – and that the gang didn’t must see previous any extra digital camera crews.

  • Los Angeles Evening 4 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 Dwell
    We Are By no means Ever Getting Again Collectively
    I Knew You Have been Bother
    All Too Effectively (10-Minute Model)
    The 1
    The Final Nice American Dynasty
    Illicit Affairs
    My Tears Ricochet
    Clean Area
    Shake It Off
    Wildest Desires
    Dangerous Blood
    Costume (acoustic)
    Exile (acoustic)
    Lavender Haze
    Midnight Rain
    Vigilante Shit


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