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Taylor Swift Says She’s ‘SO Fired Up’ to Play New ‘Tortured Poets’ Set for the Rest of the Eras Tour

Any fans not in Paris for Taylor Swift‘s four Eras Tour shows at La Defense Arena are probably feeling a little down bad after missing the pop star’s first-ever performances of several The Tortured Poets Department songs. But luckily, she’s just as excited to bring the updated show to all of the remaining cities on the global trek. 

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In an Instagram post Sunday (May 12), the “Anti-Hero” singer shared photos of some of the new costumes and visual effects she premiered May 9-12 in France, including her faux alien abduction for “Down Bad” and the levitation illusion used for “Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?” Both songs are featured on the Billboard 200-topping Tortured Poets, which Swift dropped during a two-month touring break in April — meaning the Paris shows were her first Eras concerts back since the album’s release. 

“This post is dedicated to the new Tortured Poets section of the Eras Tour (aka Female Rage The Musical!) and everyone who made these memories so magical,” she wrote in her caption. “To my crew, fellow performers, and band who worked tirelessly in their break to concoct this surprise for you – but mostly for the fans in Paris.”  

“I’m so thankful that it was you we got to show this to for the first time because you gave us so much excitement, passion, and love,” Swift continued. “I’m SO fired up to play this for every crowd on the tour. See you very soon, Stockholm!” 

The 14-time Grammy winner also debuted “But Daddy I Love Him,” “So High School,” “The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived” and “I Can Do It With a Broken Heart” — as well as her Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 “Fortnight” — at the Paris Eras shows, which marked the trek’s European leg kickoff. Among the surprise songs were “Paris,” fittingly, along with “LOML,” “Begin Again,” and a mashup of TTPD‘s “The Alchemy” and Red‘s “Treacherous.” 

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As Swift mentioned, she’ll next perform in Stockholm for three nights at Friends Arena. She’ll spend the summer traveling through Spain, Scotland, Ireland and more cities in Europe before returning to the U.S. in October. 

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