Surprise songs fans think Taylor Swift could perform in Liverpool

ECHO reporter Jess Molyneux flew to Lisbon to see the first Lisbon show of Taylor Swift's Era's Tour
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Taylor Swift brings her critically-acclaimed Eras Tour to Liverpool's Anfield Stadium this week - and excitement is already building among fans.

Taylor Swift's Eras Tour is a culmination of Swift’s entire musical career, with different sections of the concert performances representing each album. Already plans are underway to make the most of her arrival in Liverpool, from Liverpool's Taylor Town Trail to local businesses getting ready to welcome fans, known as Swifties.

Taylor will perform at Anfield on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 13, 14, and 15 and dedicated fans have been planning for months. However, the Thursday show is set to be even more special than usual, as it is the 100th gig of the tour.

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Fans, known as Swifities, quickly realised Taylor is approaching the milestone and have been speculating how she will mark the occasion, which takes place on the 13th day of the month - he musician's lucky number. Some theories suggest a new album could be announced, whereas others think she will bring out a special guest - Paul McCartney.

Swifties will also know Taylor likes to include a surprise song or two in her tour set lists - and with a 45-song list, she has hundreds to choose from. Whether it be individual songs or mash-ups, we've taken a look at some of the surprise songs fans think and have shared on social media Taylor Swift could perform in Liverpool and the theories behind them

I Can See You

This may be the most obvious choice amongst fans - but many Swifties are convinced I Can See You will be played at one of the Liverpool shows. In April last year, it was believed Taylor Swift jetted into Liverpool John Lennon Airport during a short break from the US-leg of The Eras Tour to film a music video.

After much speculation, in July last year the rumours were proven to be true as Taylor showed off the beauty of Liverpool in a new music video following the release of her re-recorded album, Speak Now. Taylor released a music video for a never heard before "vault track" I Can See You, which showed off some of Liverpool's landmark buildings.

The video features actors Joey King and Taylor's ex-boyfriend Taylor Lautner, along with writer and musician Presley Cash, who work together in the video to free Taylor Swift from a vault. In 2010, Joey and Presley starred in Taylor Swift's music video for single Mean, also from the Speak Now album.

The video features the outside of the Cunard Building, but the interior was filmed in the old NatWest on Castle Street, soon to host a new Elif restaurant. I Can See You has already been part of The Eras Tour - as Taylor premiered the music video to fans at a show in Kansas City and brought Lautner, Joey King and Presley Cash on stage. - but with its ties to the city, many are hoping to hear it at one of the nights at Anfield's.


A favourite for many, Taylor Swift's Red era produced hit after hit. Taylor's Version was rerecorded and released in 2021 and as part of the Eras Tour, the star performs loved songs such as 22 and I Knew You Were Trouble, as well as the ten-minute version of All Too Well.

The song Red is the title track of her album - and many Swifties think this could be performed at Anfield. As many from the city and beyond will know, Anfield stadium is home to Liverpool Football Club.

Known as The Reds, many think Taylor will give a subtle nod to the club, its fans and its team colour while performing here. The song Red is not currently part of her Eras Tour setlist.

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The Lakes

The Anfield gigs will be Taylor Swift's only performances in Northern England during her record-breaking Eras Tour. But some fans are speculating that the star could show her love for another nearby destination.

Back in 2020, song The Lakes was released as part of the deluxe edition of Taylor's eighth studio album, Folklore. And in case you're wondering, the song is inspired by her previous trips to the famous Lake District.

As part of her documentary, Long Pond Studio Sessions, Taylor previously spoke about the meaning behind her song with American musician Jack Antonoff, Lancs Live previously reported. In an excerpt, Jack, her musical collaborator and friend, asked Taylor "what is the Lake District?" to which she replied: "It's in England and in the 19th Century it had a lot of poets. Like William Wordsworth and John Keats would spend a lot of time there and there was a poet district.

"These artists that moved there." Referencing the Lake District's association with poetry seemingly inspired the chorus to her song, The Lakes, which states: "Take me to the lakes where all the poets went to die.

"I don't belong, and my beloved, neither do you. Those Windermere peaks look like a perfect place to cry. I'm setting off, but not without my muse." Due to its proximity to Liverpool, many said they would love The Lakes to be one of Taylor's surprise songs.

The Albatross

Swifties love a theory - and while this one might be a bit extensive, it does have ties to Liverpool. Fans will likely know Taylor's collaborators throughout the years, but one in particular is a big LFC fan.

American musician, Aaron Dessner, is best known for being a founding member of the rock band The National, but he also worked with Taylor on her critically acclaimed studio albums Folklore and Evermore. Back in 2019, he told how his band "planned their tour around LFC games."

At the time, he said: "We actually schedule our tours around games. If I know there’s a World Cup game or something on a day when The National is supposed to play, then I have to insist that we change the show!

"Sometimes we’ll figure out how to screen a game before we play, and they [the other band members] are all really supportive of that. You know how it is, I’m a little crazy, but I really enjoy it. For me, it’s how I relax, you just blow off steam and it’s the one or two times in a week where you forget about stuff. The camaraderie of You’ll Never Walk Alone, that sentiment is real."

Many fans think Taylor represent Aaron's love of Liverpool in one of her shows by performing a song they worked on together. More recently, the pair collaborated on track The Albatross, from The Anthology edition of Taylor's latest album, The Tortured Poets Department.

This song has not previously been featured in the TTPD era of the concert performances. But many think it could be a possibility - even with the bird, The Albatross, potentially giving a nod to the Liver bird.

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