All the Changes Taylor Swift Made to the Eras Tour Following The Tortured Poets Department Release

Taylor Swift is making some big changes with the Eras Tour

Published Time: 10.05.2024 - 05:31:18 Modified Time: 10.05.2024 - 05:31:18

Taylor Swift is making some big changes with the Eras Tour.

Following a brief hiatus from the tour after her concerts in Singapore in March, the “Fortnight” singer returned to the stage on May 9 in Paris, France to kick off the tour's new leg.

After releasing her 11th studio album The Tortured Poets Department in April, many Swifties theorized that she might switch up the setlist to include new tracks from the album.

Swift seemingly teased changes to the tour in late April as she shared a behind-the-scenes look at her rehearsing, which appeared to include new costumes, microphones and performances. Further adding fuel the speculation, her dancers posted a video of them dancing to her new track “So Long, London” in early May.

In addition to adding The Tortured Poets Department to the setlist, Swift made a handful of other big changes to the Eras Tour, including many new costumes and new performances. 

Read ahead for the biggest changes to the Eras Tour. 

Swift first teased the addition of The Tortured Poets Department at the beginning of the show. To the intro, which features Swift naming all of her album titles, she added a clip of her singing the title track “The Tortured Poets Department.” Additionally, fans noted that she added the lyric “What if I told you I’m back?” featured in the song “The Alchemy,” which fans have theorized is about her boyfriend Travis Kelce.

The singer debuted several new costumes during her Paris show. She kicked things off with her Lover set by donning a bright orange bodysuit as well as matching shoes and a blazer (all Versace) as she performed “The Man.”

As she transitioned into her Fearless era, she debuted a silver and black fringe dress, which is much more reminiscent of the dress she wore during her original Fearless Tour in 2009, and had a new gown for her Speak Now set. 

Additionally, she wore a new shirt during her “22” performance, which read: “This is not Taylor’s Version" (a new addition to the rotation), which had fans speculating about what it could mean.

Her Folklore era also included a new yellow Alberta Ferretti dress while her 1989 set included a pink and green two-piece which gave fans vibes of Ariel’s outfit in The Little Mermaid (which was released in, you guessed it, 1989 and contains the line "Daddy, I love him!" — just like a song onTTPD). The outfit also included one pink and one green shoe.

Meanwhile, her Reputation outfit stayed the same: a Roberto Cavalli catsuit which she has worn the entire tour.

With the addition of songs from the new album, Swift cut a few tracks from the original setlist. -

Some of the most notable cuts include “The Archer” which previously ended the Lover era, “Long Live,” which was a more recent addition to the Speak Now set, and several Folklore and Evermore songs including “The Last Great American Dynasty" and “Tolerate It.”  

Swift also reordered some of the eras. In the past, the Folklore era had followed her Red set, but in Paris she changed things up by having Speak Now directly follow her performance of Red's “All Too Well.” 

Another major change is that Folklore and Evermore are now combined into one set. As she sat at the piano to perform “Champagne Problems,” Swift explained that she always saw the two albums as part of a whole, with Folklore representing spring/summer and Evermore representing fall/winter. “On the Eras Tour, we have now reunited the sisters and combined them into one chapter,” she said, joking fans can call the new era “Folkmore” or “Everlore.”

The new order of the eras is as follows: Lover, Fearless, Red, Speak Now, Reputation, Folklore and Evermore (now combined), 1989, The Tortured Poets Department, the acoustic set and Midnights.

Additionally, there are several new visuals that pop up on the screen as Swift transitions from one set to the other. The Speak Now set includes what appears to be a visual of a flower blooming before two of Swift’s backup dancers appear on the stage for an intimate performance.

Following her Reputation set, the screen now features a visual of a black snake slithering into the woods, perfectly transitioning to her Folklore and Evermore eras.

One of the biggest changes is that Swift includes songs from her new album The Tortured Poets Department. Following the 1989 set, Swift appears on the stage wearing a white dress and clock necklace similar to the one she wore to the Grammys.

She plays a good amount of songs from the 31-track anthology during the set, with some of the most notable being “Down Bad,” “Fortnight" and “Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?” She also includes “So High School,” rumored to be about Kelce, during a quick transition between songs. 

She ends the set with a show-stopping performance of “I Can Do It with a Broken Heart,” which includes many visual references to film's golden age — perhaps a nod to Clara Bow? — including Swift's name on a marquee and dancers in top hats and canes.

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