Taylor Swift admitted it was an “actual fairy tale” to have Beyonce at the premiere of her concert film.
The “Cruel Summer” singer’s Eras Tour had its Hollywood premiere at The Grove in Los Angeles on Wednesday (Oct. 11) and the 33-year-old pop star was overwhelmed that the “Formation” icon was among the stars to walk the red carpet because she has been such a huge influence on her.
Taylor wrote on Instagram after the event alongside a reel of her and Beyonce inside the cinema with a themed popcorn bucket: “I’m so glad I’ll never know what my life would’ve been like without @beyonce‘s influence.
“The way she’s taught me and every artist out here to break rules and defy industry norms. Her generosity of spirit. Her resilience and versatility. She’s been a guiding light throughout my career and the fact that she showed up tonight was like an actual fairy tale.”
Other stars who turned out to support Taylor , who donned a blue Oscar de la Renta gown for the event, at the premiere included Maren Morris, Adam Sandler, Flavor Flav, and Simu Liu and his wife Allison Hsu.
Taylor announced at the end of August that her concert film was coming.
She wrote on Instagram: “The Eras Tour has been the most meaningful, electric experience of my life so far and I’m overjoyed to tell you that it’ll be coming to the big screen soon.
“Starting Oct 13th you’ll be able to experience the concert film in theaters in North America! Tickets are on sale now at amctheatres.com. Eras attire, friendship bracelets, singing and dancing encouraged.(sic)”
A few weeks later, it was confirmed the film would be released globally on the same day, screening in more than 100 countries.
The film was recorded over the first three nights that Taylor played at California’s SoFi stadium last month and is directed by Sam Wrench, who has previously made concert films for Billie Eilish and Lizzo.
The film is being produced independently by Taylor Swift Productions and has a run time of 165 minutes, although it is unlikely to feature the entirety of the Eras tour setlist, which runs to 44 songs and lasts over three hours.
Barrier-Breaking Women in Music
To celebrate these pioneers, Stacker used data from primary news sources to compile a list of 50 women who broke barriers in the music industry. Many of these names are well-known; but are you familiar with know about one of the first Indian singers who won over crowds in North America? What about the rock star who opened up doors for hip-hop icons? Or the pop star who became an owner of a professional football team?
Gallery Credit: Seth Berkman