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What We Want to See From Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour

Are you ready to "dance with your hands tied" this year?

On Wednesday (Jan. 3) Taylor Swift announced a third round of tour dates for her Reputation Tour, which kicks off in May. This brings to total shows to 51, which includes six European dates. But what can one expect from what is shaping up to be one of the biggest tours of all time?

Little has been released about the tour itself, besides the tour dates and cities. This leads fans to conjure up theories about what will (and what should) happen on the highly-anticipated tour. Here are a few things we can all hope to see this year.

The Deep Cuts

In addition to her new jams, many fans have been hoping for some older songs to make it onto the set list. Maybe a performance of the criminally underrated "Untouchable" or a throwback performance of "Fifteen" from her sophomore album? The old Taylor may be dead, but Swifties' love for the oldies sure isn't.

In addition to the older songs, fans are hoping for the unreleased versions of older songs. According to Swiftie legend, Taylor Swift wrote a 10-minute version of her ballad “All Too Well.” Back in October, Swift joined a fan’s Instagram live, where they asked for the 10-minute version of the breakup tune. Swift replied that she doesn't know where it is -- but that seemed to confirm that is does, in fact, exist. So, Tay, when will fans get to belt out a 10-minute track about Jake Gyllenhaal with you? Better start digging.

Covers

Way back on the Speak Now Tour in 2011, Swift was known to add in unique covers based on artists who were from the city or state she was in. This gave Swift the opportunity to show off her talent singing other artist’s songs -- and start an excited sing-along -- like Fall Out Boy's "Sugar We're Goin' Down" in Chicago. Perhaps could belt out Kesha's "Spaceship" at a California show, or even throw in a Paramore cover in Nashville. 

Acoustic Versions Of Pop Hits

According to stadium maps, there is a b-stage, where Swift has been known to bring out her acoustic guitar. It might sound silly for a stadium tour to feature acoustic songs, but it would bring Swift back to her country roots, and gives a more intimate concert experience despite the massive setting. Might we suggest an acoustic version of "State Of Grace" or even Little Big Town's "Better Man," for which Swift was just nominated for a Grammy

A Serious Light Show

The 1989 Tour incorporated LED bracelets that changed colors according to each song (some of them even saved lives). Other artists like Coldplay have also done the light-up show, which creates a fully-immersive experience. Swift even wore an LED skirt during the show. She might continue the LED trend, or perhaps think of something one step above. LED merchandise? Glow-in-the-dark snakes? Real snakes? Who knows, but Swift will think of something.

Powerful Female Openers

Swift has yet to announce her openers, but there are a few pop ladies that have been speculated. Fans of Charli XCX and Dua Lipa have been pushing for Swift to bring them along on the tour. With Swift constantly pushing a "girls supporting girls" agenda, adding some lesser-known female openers would be a good move. Swift tends to bring along her friends and other up and coming artists — she has previously had HAIM and Vance Joy open for her.

More Special Guests

Swift famously surprised fans on her 1989 Tour and brought out her celebrity friends and performers to the stage every night. The WeekndMick Jagger, Justin Timberlake, and Selena Gomez were just a few of the 70+ guests Swift shared the stage with. With all of the hype these special guests brought to the show, it would be a good move to continue this trend on the Reputation Tour. She already started the surprises at her Jingle Ball performances in December, bringing out BFF Ed Sheeran for "End Game," so why not continue the trend?

Eventually, A Live Album

Even though the 1989 Tour had a concert film, fans haven’t had an actual live album since the Speak Now Tour in 2011. Swifties have been hoping that the Reputation Tour could also produce a live album for fans who want to relive the night, or who can’t make it at all. Whatever Swift decides to to, it's clear this tour will be a massive success.