Calling all Swifties! If you didn't manage to secure tickets for Taylor Swift's Eras Tour, the new Eras Tour concert film, which will be available across the world, might be the perfect opportunity to experience it. Get ready to make the friendship bracelets while taking the moment and tasting them!
Set for release in theatres on Friday, October 13th (exactly 13 days), the Eras Tour film has become one of the most anticipated films this year. Within the span of less than a year, the Eras Tour has generated billions of dollars, with Swift steering the way to its record-breaking success. With just the release date, the film has prompted over 3 movies to move their own release dates so as to not compete with Swift, including The Exorcist: The Believer.
What This Means For Swifties
This is an extremely exciting opportunity for Swifties who unfortunately didn't, or won't have a chance to view the Eras Tour live. Many Swifties believe that Swift created the concert to allow fans to be with other fans and experience the concert together, allowing for them to sing and dance (not with their hands tied).
It is also believed that Swift chose the big screen, and not a viewing platform, for it to feel more like a concert. Of course, many have argued that the physical act of being at the Eras Tour is a completely different and exhilarating experience than watching it in theatres, but Swifties have taken the news as positively as possible to support their favorite artist.
Directed by Sam Wrench, the film is in good hands. Wrench has worked on multiple concert films, which include Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande's movies. And, obviously, the film wouldn't be a film without a few Easter eggs. The adult ticket pricing at AMC theatres is $19.89 (the album), and the kids/senior ticket prices are set at $13.13 (her lucky number).
Along with it's release in North America, Swift has it extended out internationally to over 100 countries! As well, there will be a World Premiere Event for the film on October 11th in Los Angeles.
Other Things To Expect
The film was shot during the LA shows in early August, at SoFi Stadium. Swifties have also noticed that there were many repeats of surprise songs during those shows, which could be in the film.
These include 'You're on Your Own, Kid", "Death by a Thousand Cuts", "Our Song", and many other fan favourites. It has been confirmed by sources that "Our Song" will be in the concert film since she repeated it two times during the tour, which symbolizes the owning of her albums and the excitement of owning her self-titled album.
An important thing to remember is that she announced two recorded albums, and released one of them so far during the tour. Many are expecting her to pay tribute to Speak Now (Taylor's Version) with "Long Live" being an included song. With 1989 (Taylor's Version) on its way on October 27th, we can expect to see hints of 1989 related elements in the film. This can include the 1989 tour announcement, a vault track tease, and/or the end credits being similar to the 1989 tour film.
Surprise!! 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is on its way to you 🔜! The 1989 album changed my life in countless ways, and it fills me with such excitement to announce that my version of it will be out October 27th. To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever done… pic.twitter.com/JFYOWhBxhj— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 10, 2023
The average runtime for the Eras Tour is about 3 hours, while the film is set to run for about 2 hours and 45 minutes. Although we are uncertain of what she cut down, some of the 15 minutes can be accounted for by the outfit changes and 2 to 3 possible song cuts (which includes "'tis the [censored] season" as it was replaced with "no body, no crime" during the filmed nights :( ).
Many of her employees have praised Swift for her sincerity and confidence towards them, which has touched the hearts of several non-Swifties. The track record of Swift in the past few months has encouraged many Swifties and non-Swifties alike to watch the tour in theatres. Due to this, the film has already broken records before its release, exceeding the advance ticket sales for Spider-Man: No Way Home ($26M > $17M). It being the preceding concert film to the critically-acclaimed Reputation Stadium Tour, it is confirmed that this movie will go down in history.
Empathetic as always, the brilliant singer has, once again, pulled the reins in favor of fans. The film will most certainly match the atmosphere of the concert itself: flamboyant, over-the-top, and definitely an overall magical experience. It'll be something to remember for decades, so grab your bejeweled bodysuit (or maybe just an old cardigan) and friendship bracelets, and head to the theater to belt your heart out.