Taylor Swift’s concert film Eras Tour is set to air in the UK and around the world, in what is expected to be a huge boost for struggling cinemas.
In August, Swift — who recently completed the first U.S. leg of her album world tour — announced the release of a new concert film.
Swift described the tour as “the most meaningful, electrifying experience of my life so far” and shared that the film would be released in AMC theaters in the US on October 13th.
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour broke records for the cinema chain, generating a whopping $26 million (£20.6 million) in ticket revenue on the first day of advance sales alone. The film generated first-day ticket sales of $37 million (£29.4 million) across all theater chains in the US.
Meanwhile, fans around the world expressed their frustration that the film had yet to receive a worldwide release date.
However, on Tuesday (September 26), Swift shared the news that the film will be released in more than 100 countries.
These include the UK and Europe, where The Eras Tour The film will be shown at all Odeon cinema locations.
“The tour isn’t the only thing we’re doing around the world………..” she wrote. “It was so exciting to tell you all this The Eras Tour The concert film will now officially be released in cinemas WORLDWIDE on October 13th!”
The concert film starts in most countries on October 13th, with 13 other countries following on November 3rd. Tickets can be found here.
When the “Love Story” singer’s film was announced in the U.S. last month, it beat AMC’s previous record for single-day advance sales in just three hours. This was previously held by Spider-Man: No Way Homewhich grossed $16.9 million (£13.8 million) in first-day presales.
The US cinema chain said that once it opens, Swift’s film will be shown at each of its locations in the country at least four times a day on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
“In anticipation of this announcement, AMC has updated its website and ticketing engines to handle more than five times the largest influx of ticket purchase traffic the company has ever experienced before,” it said.
“But AMC also recognizes that no ticketing system in history appears to have been able to meet the increasing demand from Taylor Swift fans when tickets were first made available for sale.”
Swift will play nine more dates on her Eras Tour in the US between October and November.
The international leg of the tour begins later this month, with Swift performing in Europe in May 2024. Her shows in the UK and Ireland begin in June before Swift travels across Europe again in July. She returns to the UK in August for three more shows at London’s Wembley Stadium.