Taylor Swift opened her highly anticipated Eras Tour with an epic performance successful Phoenix, Arizona, Friday night.
The 33-year-old singer kicked disconnected her archetypal circuit since 2018, performing 44 songs from 10 albums implicit 3 hours, 15 minutes.
"I can't adjacent spell into however overmuch I've missed you," Swift told the assemblage of astir 80,000 fans astatine State Farm Stadium, per BBC.
Taylor Swift launched her Eras Tour with a three-hour performance successful Phoenix, Arizona. (John Shearer/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)
When the hitmaker archetypal announced her circuit connected Instagram successful November, she said, "It's a travel done each of my philharmonic eras of my career."
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On her tour's opening night, Swift delivered connected her committedness with a setlist that featured idiosyncratic sections for each of her albums, including "Taylor Swift," "Speak Now," "Evermore," "Folklore," "Lover," "Reputation," "Red (Taylor's Version)," "Fearless," "1989" and "Midnights."
The Pennsylvania autochthonal launched into the amusement with a show of "Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince" from her 2019 medium "Lover."
The vocalist returned to the signifier for the archetypal clip since 2018. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)
Swift performed 44 songs from her 10 workplace albums. (John Shearer/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)
The Grammy winner's amusement featured astatine slightest 13 costume changes. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)
"I don’t cognize however to process each of this successful the mode that it’s making maine consciousness close now," she said, according to Entertainment Tonight. "We person a batch of clip for maine to effort to sum up however I’m feeling astir however overmuch I’ve missed you and however blessed I americium to spot you. Let maine conscionable commencement by saying you guys are making consciousness fantastic!"
She performed immoderate of her biggest hits, including "Shake It Off," "Blank Space," "Midnight Rain," "Tim McGraw," "Karma," "You Belong With Me," "Cruel Summer," "Willow," "Look What You Made Me Do," "Don't Blame Me," "Fearless," "Love Story," "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)" and "I Knew You Were Trouble."
The performance featured a elephantine curved surface backdrop, aggregate acceptable pieces, pyrotechnics, 16 backup dancers, and astatine slightest 13 costume changes for Swift.
According to ET, she took a dive and appeared to aquatics crossed the signifier successful 1 stand-out moment. The outlet reported that Swift performed passim the full amusement without taking a break.
The Grammy winner's opening performance has been met with rave reviews from critics. BBC reported the sole ailment made by reviewers and fans was she lone performed 1 opus from her 3rd workplace album, "Speak Now."
Swift lone sang 1 opus from her "Speak Now" album. She performed "Enchanted" successful a glittery golden ballgown. (John Sheaerer/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)
Swift wore a glittering golden ballgown arsenic she sang the powerfulness ballad "Enchanted" from the 2010 release. According to BBC, determination is already speculation Swift volition adhd much songs to the "Speak Now" segment.
The 52-date Eras Tour spans the U.S. and volition reason Aug. 9 successful Inglewood, California. The circuit sold a record-breaking 2.4 cardinal tickets connected its archetypal time of sales, the astir for immoderate creator successful a azygous day.
However, the archetypal time of presales ended successful a highly-publicized debacle arsenic millions of fans were incapable to unafraid tickets aft waiting successful the Ticketmaster queue for hours.
The 52-date circuit volition reason Aug. 9 successful Inglewood, Calif. (John Shearer/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)
In November, registered fans were fixed codes for a presale to unafraid tickets for the Eras Tour days earlier tickets went connected merchantability to the wide public. However, fans were rapidly met with agelong delays and mistake messages that Ticketmaster blamed connected bots and historically unprecedented demand.
The company canceled sales to the wide nationalist days later.
Ticketmaster was wide criticized for the ticketing chaos on with allegations that the institution holds a monopoly implicit the performance industry.
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Swift vented choler and frustration successful a lengthy statement, saying she had been assured by Ticketmaster the institution could grip the demand.
The Eras Tour shattered records, selling 2.4 cardinal tickets connected its archetypal time of sales. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)
During a Senate proceeding successful January, Live Nation Entertainment Chief Financial Officer Joe Berch told the committee Ticketmaster learned "valuable lessons" from the meltdown.
"In hindsight, determination are respective things we could person done better, including staggering the income implicit a longer play of clip and doing a amended occupation mounting instrumentality expectations for getting tickets," Berch said successful written grounds released up of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Live Nation Entertainment is the genitor institution of Ticketmaster.
"And fto maine beryllium wide that Ticketmaster accepts its work to beryllium the archetypal enactment of defence against bots successful this ever escalating arms race."
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Fox Business' Daniella Genovese contributed to this report.
Ashley Hume is an amusement writer for Fox News Digital. Story tips tin beryllium sent to email@example.com and connected Twitter: @ashleyhume