GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Taylor Swift kicked off her U.S. concert series with a three-hour career tour.
Swift kicked off the first concert of the 27-date Eras Tour with a six-song set from her album “Lover” Friday night at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, where the Super Bowl was played a month ago.
“I don’t know how to approach the way this is making me feel right now,” Swift, who hasn’t toured since 2018, said at the start of the show.
He finished the concert with a seven song set from his latest album “Midnights”, closing with the song “Karma”.
In between, he played groups of songs from most of his albums, and just one, “Tim McGraw,” from his 2006 self-titled debut. In the end, it took him 44 songs and just over three hours to span his 17-year career. years.
Having not toured with their previous three albums, this concert series aims to catch up by providing the live debut of many of those songs. When Swift announced the tour in November he called it “a journey through the musical eras of my career (past and present!).”
Swift seemed to recognizethe ticketmaster rage who stained the run-up to the tour when he told the crowd of over 70,000 that he understands it took “considerable effort” to get them there.
After another show at the same venue on Saturday night, the tour continues to Allegiant Stadium outside Las Vegas and then to AT&T Stadium near Dallas.
It concludes with two shows in the Los Angeles area in August.