Every once in a long while, Jimmy Kimmel Live gets a musical guest too big for its outdoor festival stage, and it has to throw up a stage in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard and wreck Los Angeles traffic for the day. That happened last night. Taylor Swift’s pop monolith 1989 looms ever closer, and she brought a massive backing band and a full complement of dancers with her to perform the early singles “Shake It Off” (complete with awkward choreography) and the great “Out Of The Woods.” She also did an interview on the show, telling a story about how Kimmel’s music booker kicked her out of the studio when she tried to score a blind audition 10 years ago. Watch the performances and the interview below.
1989 is out 10/27 on Big Machine.