Taylor Swift had plenty to celebrate over the weekend during the Pittsburgh stop of her Eras Tour.
During her Saturday show at the Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, Swift was joined by The National’s Aaron Dessner for the first live performance of her song, “Seven,” and gave a Father’s Day shout out.
“I have a really, really incredible dad, like hasn’t missed a show type of dad. He’s the best and I love him so much,” Swift said, according to Billboard. “The song we’re going to play has to do with really fond memories of childhood.”
She continued, “I know people have complicated relationships with their dad, or with the concept in general, but if you want to think of the people who have played a father figure role in your life, tomorrow and tonight. I’m really grateful for my dad — for anyone out there who spent hours and hours preparing to be at the show with their kid.”
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Swift also addressed the news that her song, “Cruel Summer,” off her 2019 “Lover” album, will be released as a single.
Before she began her performance of “Champagne Problems,” Billboard reported Swift told the audience, “The weirdest, most magical thing is happening. It’s never happened to me in the whole time I’ve ever been doing this.”
“‘Cruel Summer’ was on the ‘Lover’ album. That album came out four years ago. And I just need to let you know something: ‘Cruel Summer,’ that song was my pride and joy on that album,” she continued.
“I’m not trying to blame the global pandemic that we had,” Swift said, “but that is something that happened that stopped ‘Cruel Summer’ from ever being a single.”
“No one understands how this is happening, but you guys have streamed ‘Cruel Summer’ so much right now in 2023″ she explained, that her label, Republic Records, just decided to make it the next single.”