Meet Me At Midnight: Taylor Swift’s Latest Album and Tour


It’s a great time to be a Swiftie. On Friday, October 21, Taylor Swift released Midnights, her 10th studio album. It’s her first album of new material since her surprise albums Folklore and Evermore, both released in 2020. Despite being less than a month old, Midnights has already broken many records. Most notably, Swift became the first artist ever to occupy the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, with her first single “Anti-Hero” leading at #1. The album also caused Spotify to crash the moment it was released, with thousands of fans waiting to hear it for the first time. Once Spotify was able to recover from its crash, Midnights became the most streamed album on the service in a single day, with 184.6 million streams on October 21. Almost three weeks after the album was released, Swift also became the most listened-to artist on Spotify, the first time she has ever achieved this milestone. Critics love the album, with The Independent giving it a perfect score of 100 and Rolling Stone calling it an “instant classic.”


And if that isn’t enough to get you excited, the best news is yet to come. On Tuesday, November 1, Swift announced her upcoming Eras Tour, with US dates ranging from March 18 to August 5, 2023. (Unfortunately, she’s not playing in New Orleans this time around, so the closest option for NOLA Swifties who want to see her is traveling to Houston to see her concerts on April 21, 22, or 23.) In her announcement, Swift described the tour as “a journey through the musical eras of my career.” This means she’ll be playing songs from all of her albums, which is good because Swift has a lot to make up. Just as a reminder, the last time Taylor Swift went on tour, Black Panther came out, Toys-R-Us shut down, and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married. So yeah, it’s been a while. Since her Reputation Stadium Tour in 2018, Swift has released 4 new albums (Lover in 2019, Folklore and Evermore in 2020, and now Midnights in 2022) and 2 “Taylor’s Version” re-recordings (Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version), both released in 2021). That’s a total of 129 songs, most of which have never been played publicly. And since she’s representing the multiple eras of her career, she’ll have even more songs to choose from! But whatever songs she chooses to include in her setlist, I’m sure both hardcore Swifties and casual fans will be able to sing along and have a great time.