Taylor Swift wrapped up the Los Angeles leg of her popular Eras tour in the US in 2023 by announcing the fourth installment of her album re-recording project called "1989 (Taylor's Version)". After playing a few songs from her "1989" live, the superstar took to the middle of the stage holding an acoustic guitar and showed the audience that she was working on something bigger.
"Instead of telling you, we're just going to show you", she told the crowd as a screen behind her lit up with the caption "1989 (Taylor's version) will be out October 27th!"
Swift released her re-recording of "Speak Now" last month and shortly thereafter topped the female popularity charts for the most albums ever. Taylor's Version albums stemmed from the purchase and subsequent sale of her first catalog by music manager Scooter Braun.
In addition to the announcement, for more than three hours at SoFi Stadium, Swift gave fans an array of songs spanning her entire career.
The ground seemed to shake to the enthusiastic sounds of 70,000 fans singing both her hits and B-sides. Swift took over the fan-filled stadium wearing dresses reminiscent of different stages of Swift's life (pink for her 2019 album "Lover," black leather and snakeskin for 2017's "Reputation," sequins and flared skirts for 2014's "1989," etc.).
In summer packed with superstar tours celebrating major new releases like Beyoncé's extraordinary Renaissance World Tour and Drake's 56-date All That Was Fog tour, Taylor Swift's Eras Tour proudly stands out among them.