Taylor Swift rocked a dazzling pink rhinestone leotard before changing into a sizzling black bodysuit on Friday night when she kicked off her record-breaking Eras tour with a leggy performance in Arizona.
The 33-year-old superstar — who recently dropped four new songs — took over the Phoenix suburb of Glendale this weekend, drawing an estimated 150,000 superfans to the city, which the Mayor renamed in her honor.
Swift stunned on stage at the State Farm Stadium in ‘Swift City,’ flaunting her incredible figure and giving a powerhouse performance that did not disappoint.
The 12-time Grammy winner conquered the stage in shimmering knee-high boots and sheathed her legs in nude tights.
At one point in her jaw-dropping performance, Taylor sipped into a bedazzled silver blazer before donning a fringed champagne minidress and a sultry one-legged black bodysuit adorned with ruby red snakes.
Her Era begins: Taylor Swift, 33, rocked a dazzling pink rhinestone leotard on Friday night when she kicked off her record-breaking Eras tour with a leggy performance in Arizona. The pop star also slipped into a sultry one-legged black bodysuit bedazzled with ruby red snakes
Her Era begins: Taylor stood tall in pair of silver sparkling boots, which she wore with fishnets. She wore her long blond hair styled straight, with chic bangs
Some of her other striking looks included a pale purple pleated dress with ruffles, which she appeared to wear during some of her more relaxed tunes.
The show ended up featuring a staggering 44 songs throughout the evening, including the extended 10-minute version of All Too Well, which was featured as a bonus track on the rerecorded version of her hit album Red.
In total, she performed for 3 hours and 15 minutes.
Although her new Midnights songs got significant spots in the setlist, Taylor made sure to play some of her recent tunes from her surprise releases Folklore and Evermore.
One of her sets featured a see-through cabin that she sat upon while singing, which was reminiscent of a set design she previously employed while performing Folklore songs.
Fans of Taylor’s earlier country music got a special treat toward the end of her show when she performed an acoustic version of her first-ever single Tim McGraw, which became a top 40 hit.
She also showed off some of her guitar-playing skills with an acoustic version of her Folklore song Mirrorball.
The U.S. leg of Taylor’s sixth headlining tour will be taking the country by storm for the next five months, concluding with a slate of Los Angeles concerts in August.
Dazzling: The superstar took over the Phoenix suburb of Glendale this weekend, drawing an estimated 150,000 superfans to the city, which the Mayor renamed in her honor
Leggy launch: Swift stunned on stage at the State Farm Stadium in ‘Swift City,’ flaunting her incredible figure and giving a powerhouse performance that did not disappoint
Swift victory: The 12-time Grammy winner conquered the stage in shimmering knee-high boots and sheathed her legs in nude tights
Unicorn queen: Taylor’s lustrous blonde hair flowed free as her unicorn-colored leotard hugged her curves and made maximum impact
Stunning: At one point in her jaw-dropping performance, Taylor sipped into a bedazzled silver blazer with the help of her backup dancers
Hitmaker: The Shake it Off songstress looked like she was having a blast up on stage singing her latest and greatest hits
Megastar: Swift worked her costume with confidence as she blew fans away with her opening number
Jaw-dropper: Taylor looked gorgeous in a fringed champagne minidress
Leggy: Taylor showed off her toned pins in a dazzling jumpsuit embellished with red shimmering patterns
Dominating: The U.S. leg of Taylor’s sixth headlining tour will be taking the country by storm for the next five months, concluding with a slate of Los Angeles concerts in August. After conquering Arizona this weekend, Swift will be headed to Sin City
Boogie: She showed off her incredible dance moves as she strutted down the stage in her eye-popping ensemble
Changing it up: Taylor had several costume changes throughout her blockbuster concert
Over the top: The pop superstar looked gorgeous in a beige dress with a voluminous skirt decorated with sparkling spangles
Taking it down a notch: The singer looked impassioned during a more somber number where she got down on her knees. She was dressed in a pale purple pleated dress
New material: Taylor’s new tour is in support of her latest album, the 2022 hit Midnights
Blast from the past: Her old-school country fans were likely delighted to see her pull out her acoustic guitar
Low key: Taylor dressed down for an upbeat number in which she wore a white graphic T-shirt and sequined shorts with a black fedora
Lovely: The show had incredible production values, and she sang one of her numbers from Folklore on top of a small see-through cabin
Set: Taylor even sat on top of the roof of an enchanted house as she performed on the first night of her tour
Gorgeous: She looked stunning in a floating purple gown as she put on quite the show for her fans
The massive launch comes after Ticketmaster’s catastrophic pre-sale debacle, which left pre-verified fans waiting in a virtual line for hours and others unable to purchase tickets at all.
The organization finally apologized to Swift and her fans, citing bot attacks and massive demand as the culprits.
The controversy triggered a lawsuit from fans and a furious response from Swift herself.
Fans who were successful in getting tickets also complained about the exorbitant prices, which were due to Ticketmaster’s dynamic pricing scheme, which raises the prize significantly when demand is high.
Other major artists including Bruce Springsteen have also been lambasted for letting the ticket seller boost the price of their tickets, which priced out many working class fans.
Fortunately, Swift still had reason to celebrate last month after she made history at the Grammys yet again.
Swift won Best Music Video for her romantic drama, All Too Well: The Short Film making her the first person to win the category with a sole directing credit for their own music video.
‘I can’t put into words what this means to me. For The Recording Academy and my peers to acknowledge me as a director, and in doing so, acknowledge my work to try and reclaim my music… I’m blown away,’ Swift tweeted after the victory.
The Look What You Made Me Do singer also thanked ‘fans who willed this to happen.’
Leggy look: Another costume change revealed a black bodysuit with beaded tassels dangling from it
On point: She matched her ruby lipstick with a beaded crop top and matching mini skirt
Triumphant: The songstress beamed in a golden tasseled dress as she celebrated with her fellow performers
Old school: Taylor brought out her pink jumbo acoustic guitar for two songs toward the end of her show, an acoustic version of Folklore’s Mirrorball and her first-ever single, Tim McGraw
Having fun with it: One particularly playful number featured her fellow performers on powder blue bicycles
Doppelgängers: Another setup featured virtual version of Taylor performing in sync with her
Going all out: She was joined by a band and backup singers for another number
Major exposure: GAYLE (pictured) opened for Taylor on her first show of her Eras Tour
It marked Swift’s 12th Grammy Award, after earning 46 nods through her career, which has spanned multiple genres and made her arguably the most famous pop star.
Over the past few years, Swift has begun to spend more time behind the camera as the sole director of her music videos The Man (2019), Cardigan (2020), Willow (2020), Anti-Hero (2022) and Bejeweled (2022).
In December, she announced her plans to direct her first feature for an original script that she wrote.
Her project will be produced by Searchlight Pictures, which is the studio behind a number of critically-acclaimed flicks, including Nomadland and The Shape of Water.