Taylor Swift has surprised fans with the announcement of a second leg of North American tour dates for 2024. During her first night in Los Angeles, Swift performed a three-and-a-half-hour set filled with surprises, including special guest appearances from HAIM and a potentially record-breaking round of applause. Swift also gifted Kobe Bryant’s daughter, Bianka, with her signature “22” hat and performed fan-favorite songs she had never played live before. The opening night of Swift’s tour was filled with magical moments and showcased her power and poise on stage. Lyndsey Havens reported
Finally, Taylor Swift has arrived in Los Angeles for the last stop of her U.S. tour, but to the surprise of her fans, she announced a second leg of North American dates for 2024. Despite this being the end of the U.S. leg, Swift showed no signs of slowing down. She added two surprise songs to each set list, challenging herself and keeping fans on their toes. Rumors of Selena Gomez making an appearance or an announcement of Taylor’s Version were circulating, but neither turned out to be true. Nevertheless, Swift’s opening night in L.A. was magical and filled with special moments. HAIM, who opened the show, joined Swift on stage for their collaboration on “no body, no crime.” The applause for one of Swift’s performances was so thunderous and long that it brought her to tears. Swift wore a stunning princess gown and gave a subtle glance back during her performance of “Enchanted.” She gifted Kobe Bryant’s daughter Bianka with her black hat during the song “22” and Vanessa, Bryant’s wife, wore a custom jean jacket with a special tribute to Swift. The highlight of the show was Swift’s performance of “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version).” Swift also performed “August” during the actual month of August for the first time. She surprised fans with two songs she had never played live before, “I Can See You (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” and “Maroon.” The night ended with a fun moment as Swift sang directly into the camera during “Midnight Rain.” Overall, Swift’s opening night in L.A. was a night to remember..