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Dessner, who produced Swift’s lockdown albums ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore’, joined Swift for a song in the ‘surprise’ section of the set, where Swift plays a different track each night, often giving songs live debuts or dusting off rarities.
For the second surprise song, Swift gave another live debut to a track from ‘Midnights’, ‘You’re On Your Own, Kid’.
See footage of both performances below.
— Taylor Swift Brasil 🕰 (@taylorswiftbr) April 15, 2023
🎤| Taylor Swift and Aaron Dessner performing “The Great War” pic.twitter.com/iVv39rE8q3
— The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) April 15, 2023
Taylor singing The Great War for the first time live and with surprise guest Aaron Dessner as the first surprise song for Tampa Night 2 🥺 #TSTheErasTour via @thereinlieserin pic.twitter.com/tTXMZTVTW2
— Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) April 15, 2023
🎥| The devastatingly beautiful bridge of You’re On Your Own Kid😭
— Taylor Swift Updates 🏟️ (@swifferupdates) April 15, 2023
— Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (@TSTheErasTour) April 15, 2023
— ✨Christie ✨ (@christier0408) April 15, 2023
At the previous night’s (April 13) show in Tampa, Swift leaned into the rumours that her next re-recorded album will be ‘Speak Now’, performing the 2010 album’s title track during the ‘surprise’ section of the show.
“I’ve been thinking a lot about one of my albums recently,” she said before the performance. “One of my albums has been on my mind a lot… Lots going on in my brain about it.”
Fans have long been convinced that ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’ is imminent, with Swift herself having been teasing it for over half a year now. Thus far, she’s released re-recorded versions of ‘Fearless’ and ‘Red’, both of which arrived in 2021. Last month saw her drop three new re-recorded songs – ‘Eyes Open’, ‘Safe & Sound’ and ‘If This Was A Movie’ – as well as the ‘Lover’ B-side ‘All Of The Girls You Loved Before’.
Following the final of three Tampa shows tonight (April 15), the tour will head to Houston for another trio of shows, before continuing into August. You can see all the dates here, with remaining tickets available here.