Taylor Swift's "Eras" tour got off to a bumpy start when Ticketmaster was accused of interfering with the sale of tickets, leaving thousands of people unable to buy entry into one of her shows. Some US Senators even quoted Taylor's lyrics when Ticketmaster appeared in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer for its "terrible consumer experience." Regardless of what transpired with the sale of tickets, Taylor's "Eras" tour is proving to be wildly successful. Her next few shows will take place in Las Vegas, Arlington, Texas, and Tampa, Florida.
Taylor Swift's "Eras" Tour Is Breaking Records and Becoming One of the Highest-Grossing Tours of All Time
"Eras" will hit 52 cities in total, and, according to a Pollstar forecast, it might become the highest-grossing tour of all time. Ed Sheeran's "Divide" Tour grossed $432 million in a year, and Bad Bunny's "World's Hottest Tour" is estimated to gross $400 million. However, if things continue the way they're going now for Taylor, she could rake in $520 million from her tour. And this doesn't even include the possibility of Taylor taking her "Eras" outside the US to Europe, Asia, and South America.
During the first concert Taylor, 33, played 44 songs over the course of 3.5 hours in front of 73,000 fans. She thanked them all for their support over the years, and promised that the night would be entertaining. “We’re going on an adventure one era at a time, during the last 17 years of music that I’ve been lucky enough to make. We have all kinds of things ahead of us—breakups, teenage love triangles, and even the liars and dirty, dirty cheats of the world. … I’ll be your host tonight. My name is Taylor Swift," she said.
This opening night broke Madonna's record for the most attended female concert in US history. In 1987, Madonna performed in front of 63,000 people at Los Angeles' Anaheim Stadium.
Fans have been awed by one particular part of Taylor's concert where she dives underwater and swims under the stage to another location, where she emerges and starts singing again.
Taylor's concerts can go for over five hours in total when you account for opening acts and the breaks, which she only takes to quickly change clothes. The stage is full of various dancers, props, banners, and video screens that all coordinate with the respective parts of the concert, each of which refers to a particular era of her music career thus far. She kicks off with her album "Lover," followed by "Fearless," "Evermore," "Reputation," "Speak Now," "Red," "Folklore," and "1989."
So far, "Eras" has been a record-breaker, and it seems as though Taylor and her fans are just getting started.