The cultural phenomenon that has been credited as a once-in-a-lifetime history-making concert film will soon be ruling the streaming world!
After completing the 2023 run of The Eras Tour with the final performance in São Paulo, Brazil, at the Allianz Parque Stadium on November 26, 2023, the 33-year-old singer-songwriter is not stopping anytime as soon as she resumes the tour next year, but until then, the pop icon has another surprise for her beloved fandom known as The Swifties! The announcement comes as a jaw-dropper as it was disclosed way earlier than what everyone was expecting.
Can you guess what the special announcement is about?
Yes, it’s none other than this year’s highest-grossing concert film, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, which documents Swift’s 2023–2024 concert tour in support of her discography, that is all set to grace our television screens very soon, and we are certain that it will dominate the streaming charts. The fans who have not gotten a chance to go to the concert will now be able to watch the “cinematic rendering” of the sixth headlining concert tour which is also produced by Swift.
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The official release date of the concert film has been scheduled for the special occasion of the “All Too Well” singer’s 34th birthday on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. That’s not the only surprise, as the release will be accompanied by three additional songs that were not included in the theatrical release, making the premiere one of the most highly anticipated, even to end the year on a good note, which has certainly been one for millions of The Swifties worldwide.
Furthermore, details about the three extra songs have also been revealed, as the 12-time Grammy Award winner herself announced on social media, which includes “Wildest Dreams,” “The Archer,” and “Long Live,” that the fans will be thrilled to relive the magic of her iconic songs from the comfort of their own homes next month. The official Instagram post shared among her 277 million followers also includes a short teaser of the concert film, which is captioned as follows:
“Hi! Well, so, basically I have a birthday coming up and I was thinking a fun way to celebrate the year we’ve had together would be to make The Eras Tour Concert Film available for you to watch at home! Very happy to be able to tell you that the extended version of the film including “Wildest Dreams,” “The Archer” and “Long Live” will be available to rent on demand in the US, Canada & additional countries to be announced soon starting on … you guessed it, December 13 💋”
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The concert film’s announcement for streaming comes as a source of amazement for the concertgoers who were expecting that the superstar would soon be making a major reveal about her next big project, which has been hinted to be the release date for a new “Taylor’s Version” album re-recording, this time the Reputation album, initially released back in November 2017, making it her last album with Big Machine Records. But as of writing this, no word on that project has been confirmed yet.
On the other hand, upon its theatrical release last month, it was met with significant ticket demand, amassing a record $37 million on its first day of pre-sales in the U.S. and over $100 million in total global pre-sales. The Eras Tour became the highest-grossing concert film of all time, making $250 million worldwide. It received acclaim from critics, most of whom praised the direction, spectacle, energy, and artistry and showmanship of Swift.
As of Nov. 2023, the film has grossed $179.2 million in the United States and Canada and $70.8 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $250 million. It became the “highest-grossing concert or performance film at the global box office” of all time—a feat recognized in the 2023 Guinness World Records and was recognized as “the must-see movie of the season”, providing a compelling representation of the live performance on the screen.
Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a rare average grade of “A+”, while those polled at PostTrak gave it a 96% overall positive score, with 89% saying they would definitely recommend it.
At last, on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 99% of 82 critics’ reviews are positive, with an average rating of 8.5/10. The website’s consensus reads: “TAYLOR SWIFT: THE ERAS TOUR delivers exactly what it promises: A smoothly directed, impeccably performed documentary capturing the concert event of the year.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 83 out of 100, based on 29 critics, indicating “universal acclaim.”
The Eras Tour resumes next year on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, with a four-night stand at the Tokyo Dome in Japan.