A night after telling the Allegiant Stadium audience that “We don’t have guests at this show,” Swift’s second show at the same venue broke that rule. “Las Vegas, Nevada, you are so lucky, because we do have a special guest with us tonight,” Swift said before introducing Mumford. “Would you sing ‘Cowboy Like Me’ with me?”
The duo then delivered Swift’s debut performance of the Evermore track; the album version, which was recorded at Mumford’s Scarlet Pimpernel Studios, also featured him on background vocals. While this marked the first time Swift has played “Cowboy Like Me” live, the song had been a staple of Mumford’s own solo shows, being played nearly 50 times throughout 2022.
Saturday’s “Surprise Songs” portion also featured The Eras tour debut of Fearless’ “White Horse,” and the first time Swift has played that track since 2018:
The previous night, Swift dedicated the Surprise Songs mini-set to Lana Del Rey, performing their Midnights collaboration “Snow on the Beach,” as well as played “Our Song” in honor of opening act Beabadoobee.
Last night in Vegas Marcus Mumford showed up and surprised the crowd with ‘Cowboy Like Me’ so like 🤩🤯😝! Thank you to @marcusmumford and that glorious crowd. See you next weekend in Texas! pic.twitter.com/UzDL6WCiwq
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) March 26, 2023
From Rolling Stone US