Throughout the evening, the pop icon showcased an array of new costumes, all adorned in shades of blue reminiscent of her iconic 2014 album “1989.” Amidst the captivating performance, Swift made a momentous announcement that set hearts racing – her first Grammy-winning pop album is set to be re-released on October 27.
Expressing her gratitude and awe at her fans’ unwavering support, Taylor Swift took the stage and reminisced, “The last time that I was so pleasantly surprised by some stuff that you guys did was when I announced that I was going to be re-recording. That was something that I expected to be just a me thing, just a personal thing. Since I was a teenager, I wanted to own my music.” Her voice filled with emotion, she continued, “The way to do it was to re-record my albums, and the way that you have embraced … that you have celebrated, that you really decided that it was your fight too, and that you were 100 percent behind me … I will never stop thanking you for that.”
As the anticipation grew, Taylor Swift further captivated the audience, revealing her grand plan with a touch of theatricality. “And so now, here we are on the last night of the U.S. leg of the Eras tour in the eighth month of the year on the ninth day. You might have noticed there are some new outfits in the show. There’s something that I’ve been planning for a really, really, really ridiculously, embarrassingly long time, and instead of telling you about it, I think I’ll just sort of show you.” With a flourish, she unveiled the cover art and release date for “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” on the colossal screen, effortlessly transitioning into a vibrant rendition of “New Romantics,” a beloved fan-favorite from the deluxe edition of the album.
Minutes later, Taylor Swift turned to her devoted Instagram followers, sharing more insights about the forthcoming release. Overflowing with enthusiasm, she confessed, “To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever done because the 5 From the Vault tracks are so insane. I can’t believe they were ever left behind. But not for long!”
Throughout the night, the singer-played both the role of entertainer and a sentimental soul, playfully acknowledging her impending farewell. “I don’t know if you’ve heard about this or not, but I have a lot of them,” she chuckled, referring to her emotions. “So here’s why: this has been the most extraordinary, fun, wonderful, magical experience of my entire life being on this tour with these people on this stage.”