Taylor Swift: Eras tour concert film to get global release in October

Eight months before the real thing is due to hit the UK, the concert film of Taylor Swift’s behemoth Eras tour will screen in British cinemas this October.

Taylor Swift The Eras Tour will play in more than 100 countries from 13 October, the same day as its previously announced US, Canada and Mexico release.

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The film was recorded over the first three of six nights that Swift played at the SoFi stadium in California in August. In its first day of US presales, it amassed a record $37m (£30.3m).

It is directed by Sam Wrench, who previously directed concert films for Billie Eilish and Lizzo, and produced independently by Taylor Swift Productions.

The film’s run time is 165 minutes, and so presumably will not contain the entirety of the Eras tour setlist, which runs to 44 songs and lasts more than three hours. No further details on the film’s contents have been made available.

In the US, adult tickets have been priced at $19.89, in reference to Swift’s upcoming release of the re-recorded version of her 2014 album 1989, and child and senior prices at $13.13, a nod to the 33-year-old songwriter’s lucky number. In the UK, tickets for the concert ranged between £58 for seating and in excess of £660 for the top-tier VIP package.

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The Eras Tour movie will be Swift’s fourth concert film, following similar documentations of her albums Fearless, 1989 and Reputation, and a film of the only concert she gave to promote her 2019 album Lover, the planned tour for which was scuppered by the pandemic.

In 2020, Swift released Miss Americana, a behind-the-scenes documentary directed by Lana Wilson that spanned 2018 to 2019 and saw Swift finding her political voice, addressing her experiences with body dysmorphia and an eating disorder, and her mother’s cancer diagnosis.

Swift is making her own feature directing debut for Searchlight Pictures. No further details have been made available. Swift has directed or co-directed all of her music videos since 2019’s Me!

The Eras tour will be in the UK for a sold-out run of shows in June 2024, starting in Edinburgh. The ticket sales were less frantic than in the US, where Ticketmaster’s practices spurred a government antitrust hearing, although many fans reported frustration at an opaque system that did not reveal ticket prices until the purchaser reached checkout and had 90 seconds to decide on whether to proceed.