The best photos from the ‘Eras Tour’ kickoff in Paris

All the world’s a stage for Taylor Swift.

The pop star kicked off the European leg of her “Eras Tour” in Paris with four back-to-back shows from May 9 to May 12 at Paris’s La Défense Arena. The performances were her first since the release of her latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, on April 19.

Swifties have become well-versed in all things “Eras” since the “Fortnight” singer began what’s now the highest-grossing concert tour of all time back in March 2023. Swift’s fans can name each track of her 40-song-plus setlist, predict her surprise songs and recognize even the subtlest tweaks to her wardrobe.

But the release of Tortured Poets, just ahead of the European leg of her tour, stirred suspicion among fans as to how the songstress planned on integrating her newest era into her meticulously planned out live shows.

From new looks to new additions to the setlist, Swift did not disappoint.

Swift took to social media to celebrate the new Tortured Poets section of the “Eras Tour” on May 12. Referring to the era as “Female Rage The Musical!” — a term she’s since filed a trademark for — Swift thanked her team for helping bring the surprise together.

“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,” she wrote in her posts on X and Instagram. “I’m SO fired up to play this for every crowd on the tour.”

With a new era come new costumes.

On May 9, Swift debuted ensembles for the Tortured Poets chapter of the show, which included a custom Vivienne Westwood gown with white lace-up ankle boots by Christian Louboutin. The corseted bodice and high-low skirt was covered in cursive writing that reads “I love you, it’s ruining my life,” a line from “Fortnight,” the album’s debut single featuring Post Malone.

Taylor Swift performs onstage.Taylor Swift performs onstage.

Taylor Swift performs during night four of the “Eras Tour” in Paris on May 12. (Kevin Mazur/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Swift’s other eras received a fashion facelift too. With the exception of her Reputation era, the pop star debuted new variations of her previous tour costumes.

New outfits included an orange-hued Versace bodysuit, ethereal Alberta Ferretti gowns (in both yellow and red) and sparkly Roberto Cavalli separates.

Taylor Swift, wearing a sequined orange bodysuit and matching knee-high boots, sings onstage.Taylor Swift, wearing a sequined orange bodysuit and matching knee-high boots, sings onstage.

Swift sings on night one of the “Eras Tour” in Paris on May 9. (Julien De Rosa/AFP via Getty Images)

Taylor Swift holds up a microphone and looks off to the side as she sings.Taylor Swift holds up a microphone and looks off to the side as she sings.

Swift on night one of the “Eras Tour.” (Julien De Rosa/AFP via Getty Images)

Taylor Swift playing guitar onstage.Taylor Swift playing guitar onstage.

Swift plays guitar on night four of the “Eras Tour” on May 12. (Kevin Mazur/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Taylor Swift interacts with a fan at the edge of the stage.Taylor Swift interacts with a fan at the edge of the stage.

Swift performs during night one of the “Eras Tour” on May 9. (Kevin Mazur/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Taylor Swift, singing, wears a T-shirt that reads: Bet you think about me.Taylor Swift, singing, wears a T-shirt that reads: Bet you think about me.

Swift on night two of the “Eras Tour” on May 10. (Kevin Mazur/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Taylor Swift, in a long mauve gown, sings onstage.Taylor Swift, in a long mauve gown, sings onstage.

Swift performs on night four of the “Eras Tour” on May 12. (Kevin Mazur/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Taylor Swift, in a long yellow dress, sings onstage.Taylor Swift, in a long yellow dress, sings onstage.

Swift sings on night one of the “Eras Tour” in Paris. (Kevin Mazur/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Swift, in a long red dress, sings onstage.Swift, in a long red dress, sings onstage.

Swift on night two of the “Eras Tour” on May 10. (Kevin Mazur/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Taylor Swift stands with one hand on her hip and the other, holding a microphone, at her side during a concert.Taylor Swift stands with one hand on her hip and the other, holding a microphone, at her side during a concert.

Swift onstage during night three of the “Eras Tour” on May 11. (Kevin Mazur/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Taylor Swift performs during night four of the Taylor Swift performs during night four of the

Taylor Swift performs during night four of the “Eras Tour” on May 12. (Kevin Mazur/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Taylor Swift faces the audience while onstage.Taylor Swift faces the audience while onstage.

Swift during night three of the “Eras Tour” on May 11. (Kevin Mazur/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Taylor Swift sings onstage.Taylor Swift sings onstage.

Swift on night four of the “Eras Tour” on May 12. (Kevin Mazur/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Taylor Swift onstage with several background dancers.Taylor Swift onstage with several background dancers.

Swift performs during night two of the “Eras Tour” in Paris on May 10. (Kevin Mazur/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Swift’s famous friends are known to drop in to catch her shows, and fans were in good company on the fourth night of the “Eras Tour” in Paris.

Gigi Hadid and boyfriend Bradley Cooper were spotted dancing the night away alongside Swift’s NFL superstar boyfriend Travis Kelce.

The fourth Paris show marked Swift’s 87th “Eras Tour” performance, which also happens to be Kelce’s jersey number. Fans speculate that Swift honored her “So High School” beau by wearing Kansas City Chiefs colors — red and gold — for the 1989 section of her performance.

Swift is heading to Sweden for three performances at Stockholm’s Friends Arena from May 17 to May 19.

For fans who didn’t score tickets, here’s the setlist to sing along to at home.

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