The U.S. leg of Taylor Swift’s iconic Eras Tour has come to a close. Swift had her final show of this leg on Aug. 9 (AKA 8/9… I’ll get more into that later) at Sofi Stadium and it left a permanent mark. For days leading up to the final show, fans speculated and theorized that Blondie would announce 1989 (Taylor’s Version) on 8/9. So, when does 1989 (Taylor’s Version) come out?
The evidence that Swifties gathered leading up to her final show on Aug. 9 was almost too convincing: The show was on 8/9, polaroids have been posted throughout the tour from her friends and opening acts (ICYMI, polaroids are an iconic part of the 1989 era), and the light-up bracelets flashed blue five times on the Aug. 8 show, which follows the same pattern before the Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) announcement.
Swift also has performed every song from 1989 either on the set list or as a surprise song except for “New Romantics.” Fans were convinced (and correct!) that Blondie would announce 1989 (Taylor’s Version), then sing “New Romantics.”
During Swift’s show last night, fans could immediately tell that she was plotting something. Throughout the show, Swift debuted some new outfits, changing her wardrobe to an all-blue color scheme. AKA, the 1989 colors.
When it was surprise song o’clock, Swift wore a blue dress that she debuted during the folklore era. This is when everything started adding up! Swift said that, “There’s something that I’ve been planning for a really, really, really, ridiculously embarrassingly long time. And I think instead of just like telling you about it, I think I’ll just sort of show you something I’ve been excited to show you,” and then the screen behind her displayed the album art for 1989 (Taylor’s Version).
1989 (Taylor’s Version) is set to come out on Oct. 27, 2023. In Swift’s Instagram post, she shared that this is her favorite re-record to date. We love to see it.
WHen was 1989 originally released?
1989 was one of Swift’s most iconic eras. It was originally released on Oct. 27, 2014 and instantly became a fan-favorite. Songs like “Style” and “Clean” mark this era: This was the era of polaroids, the amazing Fourth of July parties, and 1975 band tees. The 1989 World Tour was also one of Swift’s best — each night, she would bring out a surprise band or guest and perform a song with them. Some surprise guests include Selena Gomez, Pitbull, Avril Lavigne.
I don’t know about you, but I would give anything to have a 1989 (Taylor’s Version) world tour. Especially if she has those surprise guests again!