After concluding her first US leg of the massive phenomenon known as the Eras Tour, Taylor Swift kicks off the international dates this week. The first of four shows in Mexico City is happening tomorrow night. And there are a lot of questions surrounding this leg of the sold-out cultural moment of a tour. Will there be any setlist changes? What about the surprise songs? Will she repeat or will Taylor Swift perform songs she’s never performed live on the Eras Tour or ever at these shows?
Until the last stop on the US leg, Los Angeles, only one surprise song- Clean, had been repeated. She repeated a few at the first 3 shows in LA. These were “Our Song”, “Maroon”, and “You’re On Your Own Kid”. They are presumably songs she wanted included in a filmed version of the tour. There were cameras seen those nights and the light-up bracelets given out were larger for those three shows as well. I will never get over the fact that I missed “You’re On Your Own Kid” not once but twice.
I expect maybe one of two tweaks to the initial setlist (and I’ll be watching a grainy TikTok live stream tomorrow night so I can know in real time), but the biggest question is surprise songs. While they have gotten more attention this time around, Taylor has actually been doing this since the RED Tour. And she did a similar thing on portions of the Speak Now Tour but with cover songs at some shows. So it’s “Nothing New”. Pun intended.
Songs Taylor Swift Has Never Performed Live
Going into the International Eras Tour dates (which continue through next summer), there are currently 34 songs in Taylor Swift’s discography that she has never performed live. So what do I mean by “never performed live”? For the purpose of this list, these are songs that from the time they were released there has not been a live performance of the track. This doesn’t have to be on tour. It can include awards shows, in-studio performances (for instance “Mary’s Song” was performed at Billboard years ago), or on TV.
This list only includes songs that were written by Taylor (sorry Macavity), are not holiday songs (would have been fun Christmas Tree Farm), and are on an album released by her or a soundtrack with her as the primary artist. No songs featured on other artist’s album like “Gasoline”, “The Alcott”, “Highway Don’t Care”, or “The Joker And The Queen” are included.
If you are interested in a list of songs she hasn’t performed on the Eras Tour you can find that list here. So enjoy! And hopefully we will cross some of these off the list soon!
No sooner did I ask this question than Taylor answered it. Three of these songs were performed during the Eras Tour in Mexico City. All are noted below!
**This list has been updated to include the 1989 Taylor’s Version Vault Songs**