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Taylor Swift says ‘most wonderful’ Eras Tour will end in December | CNN

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Taylor Swift performs on stage at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England on Thursday, June 13, 2024.



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Taylor Swift knows that all good things must come to an end – and that includes her Eras Tour.

In an emotional speech during the 100th show of her record-breaking tour on Thursday night, the megastar confirmed that her current musical voyage would come to an end this year.

“You know, this is actually the 100th show of the tour,” she told her fans at the first of three back-to-back shows in Liverpool, England, prompting joyful screams from Swifties.

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Taylor Swift looks at the crowd at a concert in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in May 2023.

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Swift performs during the “Folklore” set in Chicago in June 2023.

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Fans sing along in Las Vegas in March 2023.

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Swift performs “Lover” with her band, backup singers and dancers in Nashville, Tennessee, in May 2023.

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Swift performs in Glendale, Arizona, during the opening weekend of “The Eras Tour” in March 2023. Glendale was temporarily re-named Swift City in honor of the concert.

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Swift performs her last show in Los Angeles in August 2023. She was announcing the upcoming release of the album “1989 (Taylor’s Version).”

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Glow bracelets light up Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh in June 2023.

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Swift performs “22” in Glendale in March 2023.

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Fans in East Rutherford trade friendship bracelets in the parking lot of MetLife Stadium in May 2023.

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Phoebe Bridgers joins Swift to perform “Nothing New” in Nashville in May 2023. Bridgers was also one of the opening acts.

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Fans wait in line to buy tour merchandise outside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, in April 2023.

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Swift gives her hat to a fan in Mexico City in August 2023. Each night of the tour, Swift selects one lucky fan to receive a signed hat at the end of her song “22.”

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Swift performs “Midnight Rain” in Edinburgh, Scotland, in June 2024.

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Swift performs during the “Evermore” section of the show in Sydney in February 2024.

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Fans react outside Lincoln Financial Field as Swift begins her set in Philadelphia in May 2023.

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Swift dances during the “Reputation” set in Atlanta in April 2023.

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Fans show the Ticketmaster queue from the parking lot outside Swift’s show in Philadelphia in May 2023. Ticketmaster apologized to Swift and her fans after a ticketing debacle in November made it difficult to buy tickets when they went on sale.

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Swift smiles at a crowd in Nashville as it gives her a standing ovation for “Champagne Problems” in May 2023.

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Swift opens the “Midnights” set with “Lavender Haze” during a show in Glendale in March 2023.

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Swift sings “Look What You Made Me Do” while dancers in Glendale wear outfits from Swift’s previous eras in March 2023.

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Swift sings “Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?” in Paris in May 2024.

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Swift performs with the band Haim in Santa Clara, California, in July 2023.

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Swift dances across the stage while singing “August” in Atlanta in April 2023.

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Swift performs the “Folklore” set in the rain in Nashville in May 2023. The show was delayed several hours due to storms in the area.

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Swift sings “I Can Do It With a Broken Heart” in Paris in May 2024.

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Fans apply jewels on their way to Swift’s show in Foxborough, Massachusetts, in May 2023.

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Swift watches the music video premiere of “I Can See You” in Kansas City, Missouri, in July 2023.

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Fans cheer in East Rutherford in May 2023.

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Sabrina Carpenter joins Swift for the acoustic section of the show in Sydney in February 2024. They performed a mashup of “White Horse” and “Coney Island.”

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Swift makes a heart with her hands while performing “Fearless” in Glendale in March 2023.

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Swift and dancers perform during the “Speak Now” set in Sydney in February 2024.

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Fans pose for photos before a show in Melbourne in February 2024.

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Swift performs “The 1” in Chicago in June 2023.

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Swift performs in the rain in Lyon, France, in June 2024.

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Swift and her backup dancers watch the premiere of the “Karma” music video while in East Rutherford in May 2023.

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Swift opens a show in Las Vegas in March 2023.

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Swift wraps her arms around her backup singers, known as The Starlights, during the “Fearless” set in Las Vegas in March 2023.

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Swift announces the release of “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version),” a rerecording of her 2010 album, during her show in Nashville in May 2023.

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Swift performs in Houston in April 2023.

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“Swifties” arrive at a metro station temporarily renamed “Speak Now/Taylor’s Station” in Inglewood, California, in August 2023.

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Swift performs the 10-minute version of “All Too Well” in Nashville in May 2023.

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Swift leaves the stage after the “Speak Now” set in Nashville in May 2023.

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Backup dancers join Swift during the “Reputation” set in Cincinnati in June 2023.

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Confetti falls as Swift closes a Nashville show with “Karma” in May 2023.

“That blows my mind. That doesn’t feel like a real statistic to me because this has definitely been the most exhausting, all-encompassing, but most joyful, most rewarding, most wonderful thing that has ever happened in my life this forth. These moments with you,” she said, as shown in a video circulating on social media.

Acknowledging that many in the audience might be wondering how she will mark the milestone, Swift said, “The celebration of the 100th show for me means this is the very first time I’ve ever acknowledged to myself and admitted that this tour is going to end in December.”

“Like, that’s it, and that feels like so far away from now, but then again it feels like we just played our first show on this tour because you have made this so much fun for us that we wanted to do 100 shows, 150-something shows that we have on the whole tour,” she continued.

The Eras Tour, which began in Glendale, Arizona on March 18, 2023, has been extended several times since it was first announced. It has since passed through the United States, South America, Asia and Australia, and is currently on its European leg before it makes a return to North America.

It now appears there will be no additions to the current dates listed on her website, with the last one a show in Vancouver, Canada, on December 8.

“I think that this tour has really become my entire life,” Swift said, adding that “it’s taken over everything.”

“Like, I think I once had hobbies but I don’t know what they were anymore. ‘Cause all I do when I’m not on stage is, like, sit at home and try to think of clever, like, acoustic song mashups and think about what you might want to hear. Just – so like, when I’m not on the stage, I’m dreaming about being back on the stage with you guys,” she continued.

Swift thanked her fans for all the work they have put in to be at her show, including making plans “so far in advance,” memorizing lyrics and figuring out transportation.

The Eras Tour has had a staggering impact on tourism, recently causing a spike in air travel across Europe.

United Airlines revealed in May that demand for flights to Milan and Munich, where Swift is set to perform in July, has soared, with upward of 45% more passengers compared with last year.

Her recent concerts at Edinburgh, Scotland, led to seismic activity being detected four miles from the stadium where the singer was performing, according to the British Geological Society.

The historic tour has also been accused of pushing up inflation and is predicted by British bank Barclays to boost spending by nearly $1 billion in the United Kingdom.