Taylor Swift lauds Lana Del Rey and performs SNOW ON THE BEACH in Vegas. “It’s just extraordinary,” she says of Ocean Blvd. “I just think she’s the best that we have.”
On Friday, millions of people celebrated the release day of Lana Del Rey, and Taylor Swift was one of them. During her The Eras Tour stop in Las Vegas, Swift enthusiastically praised Del Rey and performed their collaboration “Snow on the Beach” live for the first time.
Taylor Swift Lauds Lana Del Rey And Performs SNOW ON THE BEACH
During the “Surprise Songs” segment of her typically rigid setlist, Taylor Swift addressed the Allegiant Stadium audience, saying, “Before I talk about something, I just want to let you know: I’m going to talk about another artist, but that artist isn’t here, okay?” She proceeded to express admiration for Lana Del Rey‘s newly released album.
Taylor Swift shows love to Lana Del Rey and her new album before playing ‘Snow On The Beach’ at the Eras Tour.
“I just think she’s the best that we have. So I think we need to make it a priority to stream, buy, support this album… she knows I’m obsessed with her.” pic.twitter.com/38pjwPuQ63
— Pop Base (@PopBase) March 25, 2023
— The Eras Tour (@tswifterastour) March 25, 2023
Lana Del Rey‘s ninth album, “Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd,” was released on Friday, March 24.
Tonight, Swift will carry on her Eras Tour with a second performance in Vegas. Meanwhile, Del Rey has numerous festival appearances in the pipeline, including Festival D’été de Québec, Outside Lands, Glastonbury, and Lollapalooza.
Taylor spoke highly of Ray with enthusiasm, mentioning that Ray knew about her admiration and was gracious enough to collaborate on a song with her. Taylor was grateful for Ray’s kindness and will always remember it. Taylor was delighted that her favorite artist turned out to be so nice to her. Taylor wanted to do some promotion for Ray and to honor her recent album, so she decided to perform “Snow on the Beach.”
In the segment where Swift is scheduled to perform two solo numbers that won’t be repeated on the tour, she delivered her second consecutive surprise. Before this, she played “Our Song,” a track from her self-titled 2006 debut album. This choice was also inspired by another artist, who happened to be present in the building although not on stage at the moment.
official petition to get taylor swift to add our song to the eras tour set list 🤠 pic.twitter.com/XeJB4kULHG
— jen| ISO nashville trade/ additional ticket (@inallmydreams13) March 25, 2023
She performed her third show of the tour in Las Vegas on Friday night, following two concerts in Glendale, Arizona last weekend. During the first night of the tour a week ago, every song was a surprise, but two unexpected songs, “Mirrorball” from “Folklore” and “Tim McGraw” from her debut album, were included in the setlist. On the second night of the tour, she played “This Is Me Trying” from “Folklore” on guitar and “State of Grace” from “Red” on piano.