Taylor Swift Reveals That She ‘Started Planning’ the ‘Surprise’ TTPD Portion of Eras Tour ‘Eight or Nine Months Ago’

The singer, 34, revealed how long she’d been working on the new section of the show while performing her second Paris concert on May 10

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Taylor Swift is sharing how she planned to include her new album The Tortured Poets Department in the European leg of her Eras Tour.

The singer, 34, revealed during her second show in Paris on Friday, May 10, that she “started planning this surprise” TTPD chapter of her concert “eight or nine months ago,” ahead of the album’s release in April.

In a video posted on tikTok from the show at the París La Défense Arena in Frances, Swift told fans, “So Paris is the very first city to ever see the new TTPD chapter of the Eras tour,” as the sold-out crowd cheered.

“I have to tell you, it has been so rewarding playing it for you because we started planning this surprise for you about eight or nine months ago,” she continued. “And then when we got two months off of the Eras tour, we really didn’t take any time off at all, we just went directly back into rehearsal.”

Taylor Swift performs onstage during "Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour" at La Defense on May 09, 2024 in Paris, France

Swift planned the ‘TTPD’ chapter of her Eras tour “eight or nine months ago”.KEVIN MAZUR/TAS24/GETTY

“So I’d like to give it up for my crew, my dancers, my band, my backing vocals, everyone who did that,” Swift added, applauding her crew along with fans.

The moment was also captured and shared on X (formerly Twitter) by Variety on May 10.

The “Fortnight” singer then went into the acoustic section of the show, where she typically plays two surprise songs not on the setlist, as she performed two songs in addition to the setlist, including a mashup of her 2014 hits “Is It Over Now?” and “Out Of The Woods” and “My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys,” from her new album TTPD.

Swift kicked off the European leg of her Eras tour in Paris at the París La Défense Arena in France on Thursday, May 9. She is playing four shows in the city.

So far, the singer has made several changes to the show to incorporate her latest album TTPD, after its release on April 19. These include a tweak in the intro as Swift is seen in an additional clip singing the title track of TTPD, while naming all of her albums. She has also performed the new TTPD set with such songs as “Down Bad,” “Fortnight” and “Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?”

Taylor Swift performs onstage during "Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour" at La Defense on May 09, 2024 in Paris, France

The singer kicked off the European leg of her Eras tour in Paris on May 9.KEVIN MAZUR/TAS24/GETTY

Swift last performed in concert on the Eras Tour in Singapore in March, where she was joined by her boyfriend Travis Kelce in support.

The singer concludes her final show in Paris on May 12, after which time she’ll be heading to perform in Stockholm, Lisbon and Madrid for the rest of the month. She will then reach the U.K. before heading to Dublin in late June.

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