Fans in frenzy as Swift announces release date for 1989 (Taylor’s Version)
It's set for release on the 27th of October
Taylor Swift sent fans into meltdown at her final show at the SoFi Stadium in California, after announcing a release date for the re-recorded version of her 2014 album, 1989.
The singer confirmed online speculation at the event in Los Angeles on Wednesday August 9, written as 8/9 in the US.
As the show neared its end, Swift thanked fans for their ongoing support as she continues with the ambitious task of reclaiming her entire back catalogue.
“We’re in the eighth month, in the ninth day,” she said with a smile, prompting screams from the audience.
The screens behind her then showed the album cover for 1989 (Taylor’s Version), which will be available from October 27.
1989 is Swift’s fifth studio album, and features hit songs including Blank Space, Bad Blood and Shake It Off.
She began the mammoth re-recording process after the recordings were acquired by prominent talent manager Scooter Braun when he bought her former label.
Last month she announced the release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), originally released in 2010.
Throughout the more than three-hour show on Wednesday, Swift treated fans to hits from across her extensive back catalogue.
She began with tracks from her seventh studio album, Lover, opening with Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince before launching into Cruel Summer.
Her tour sets have consistently run to more than three hours as she goes through her extensive back catalogue, dividing the shows into sections for each album.
She then moved seamlessly through the albums Fearless, Evermore, Reputation, Speak Now, Red, Folklore, 1989, and Midnights.
Pyrotechnics flared as she stormed round the stage, cycling through multiple sparkling outfits.
Swift is the first artist ever to sell out six performances in a row at SoFi, which was the venue for the 2022 Super Bowl.
Fans at The Eras Tour shows have been encouraged to take and trade handmade friendship bracelets, with thousands posting their exchanges online in previous days.
Big Hollywood names have also been seen sharing bracelets and enjoying the California shows, including Channing Tatum, Cameron Diaz, Hilary Duff, Brie Larson, Elizabeth Banks and Amy Adams.
Swift has been supported by US rock trio Haim – made up of sisters Alana, Este and Danielle Haim, who also provided support on Wednesday.
Her presence in Los Angeles has prompted fan celebrations across the city in the past week, including a special pop-up exhibit at the Grammy Museum, special themed cupcakes, and exercise classes.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was also reported to have taken part in a Taylor Swift-themed SoulCycle class while on holiday in LA.
A report from the the California Centre for Jobs and the Economy estimated the shows would bring 320 million US dollars (£250 million) to the Los Angeles County economy.Published: by Radio NewsHub