The concert film, which appeared on the streaming site on New Year’s Eve, is comprised of footage from the last show of the US leg of the pop star’s world tour at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, using 28 cameras.
It features the pyro, elaborate staging, fireworks, dances and a 63ft inflatable cobra called Karyn that were all part of her critically acclaimed show, along with special appearances from Camila Cabello and Charli XCX. It streams globally on 31 December.
Swift closed her Reputation tour on a particular high point, with the news that she had broken the record for the highest-grossing US tour since Billboard records began tracking tour data in 1990.
The tour grossed $266.1m and sold 2,068,399 tickets, beating the previous record held by The Rolling Stones for their A Bigger Bang tour, which ran between 2005 and 2007 and grossed $245m. Swift also managed to achieve the feat in just 38 shows, while the Stones took 70 to reach their record.
The Reputation tour also attracted critical acclaim around the world. Reviewing her first show of the UK leg, The Independent branded it a “dazzling spectacle” and the “biggest event on the 2018 pop calendar”.
“A breathtaking rendition of ‘Bad Blood’ adds a countrified guitar hook so it switches easily over to ‘Should Have Said No’,” the review said. ”There was so much uproar over ticket prices when Swift announced the tour, yet from the offset it has been apparent – for any fans who doubted it – that it was worth every penny, as the stage is flooded with red lighting and dancers swing from trapeze with all the splendour of a Broadway show.
“The dynamic of the gig is perfect – there are lulls, but only when they’re intended, to create pauses between the big songs that feel profoundly intimate.”
The typical setlist for the Reputation stadium tour was as follows:
- “...Ready for It?”
- “I Did Something Bad”
- “Style” / “Love Story” / “You Belong with Me”
- “Look What You Made Me Do”
- “End Game”
- “King of My Heart”
- “Shake It Off” (with Camila Cabello and Charli XCX)
- “Dancing with Our Hands Tied”
- “All Too Well”
- “Blank Space”
- “Bad Blood” / “Should’ve Said No”
- “Don’t Blame Me”
- “Long Live” / “New Year’s Day”
- “Getaway Car”
- “Call It What You Want”
- “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” / “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”
The Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour is on Netflix now
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