Zarya Hubbard, 10th Grade, Staff Writer
On November 1, 2022, Taylor Swift announced her sixth upcoming concert tour, the Eras Tour. Fans around the country are thrilled that the singer will finally be making her return after years of anticipation and avidly hypothesizing about what this tour will entail.
Swift will be performing songs from each of her albums over the course of each concert, essentially taking fans through all the “eras” of her musical career.
With Swift’s extensive discography of over 200 songs, it is hard to predict which ones the artist will be performing, and fans have already enthusiastically begun theorizing. It is expected that the singer will mainly be performing songs from her most recent album, Midnights, as well as two to four songs from each of her older albums.
So far, Swift has loosely confirmed that she will be performing the songs Delicate and All Too Well (10 Minute Version), but other than that, the setlist is entirely up in the air.
Now that Swift will be away on tour, fans are left wondering when she will be re-releasing more of her old albums. The artist announced in 2019 that she would begin re-recording her first six albums in 2020, which were purchased from her by entertainment executive Scooter Braun without her consent. By re-recording her albums, Swift is reclaiming ownership of her work, as well as releasing new songs “from the vault,” that she had previously written but never recorded.
Since the release of Red (Taylor’s Version) in 2021, there has been eager speculation about when and what Swift’s next re-release will be. Some fans speculate that Speak Now will be her next re-release, while other theories suggest 1989 is next, as the songs Wildest Dreams and This Love, both from that album, have already been re-released.
However, both theories were thrown off course with the release of the singer’s new album, Midnights, in November. Now that she is going on tour, there will almost certainly be a pause on her re-releases, as she will be overwhelmed with constant performances.
Swift is famous for her surprises, so there is truly no telling what the artist will do this time.