Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour movie ending explained - Here's why Midnights is the final era

    Taylor Swift finishes her epic set in The Eras Tour movie with tunes from Midnights, and there's a pretty good reason for it.

    Taylor Swift (Source: X)

    Taylor Swift (Source: X)

    Taylor Swift closes out her massive three-hour set in The Eras Tour by belting out tunes from her 2022 album Midnights. This decision is all part of her journey through her musical history during the worldwide tour. While there's no rule saying she has to end with Midnights, Swift's got a reason for every move she makes in her well-orchestrated show.

    Among Taylor Swift's eight documentaries and concert films, The Eras Tour has emerged as the clear front-runner in terms of success. The buzz surrounding its release on Disney+ matched the excitement preceding its theatrical premiere.

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    The Strategic Placement of Midnights

    In Taylor Swift's Eras Tour, the sequence of performances doesn't strictly match the timeline of her music career. While she plays eras out of order, Midnights is an exception. Swift ends the show with this era, partly because it's her most recent album release. While the timing of Midnights in Swift's career is a factor, there's deeper reasoning behind this decision.

    Midnights didn't get its own dedicated tour since it was released just before The Eras Tour began. Thus, the only opportunity for Midnights to take center stage is within the tour that followed its release. By featuring Midnights as the grand finale of the show, the 2022 album finally receives the spotlight it deserves.

    Taylor Swift (Source: NBC News)

    Taylor's Last Song Choice

    Picking the last song for a concert is a big deal, and Taylor Swift wasn't satisfied with just closing on Midnights' final track. Instead, she wrapped up the Midnights era with Karma. Even though this meant changing up the original album order a bit, it was worth it to end the show on a high-energy note that gets fans singing, dancing, and leaving with a smile.

    While The Eras Tour movie mirrors the live experience closely, subtle adjustments have been made as the tour evolved. However, a significant Taylor Swift event on the horizon could potentially impact the future of The Eras Tour movie. With Swift's upcoming album release in April 2024, titled The Tortured Poets Department, the narrative might see a significant shift.

    With The Eras Tour stretching into December 2024, leaving out Swift's new songs seems like a missed chance for promotion. But with the show already in motion, fitting in new tracks won't be a piece of cake. Ignoring the new album altogether doesn't feel right, and tossing in those songs could mean we'll see an updated version of Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour soon.