It’s Taylor Swift’s 26th birthday and she is the one giving the gifts this year! Her fans will get a sneak peak behind the scenes of her 1989 World Tour, the music star announced via Twitter on Sunday, December 13th.
Apple Music will exclusively debut the film, “The 1989 World Tour Live,” on December 20th, just in time for Christmas…or “Swiftmas” more like it.
Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes,” Swift tweeted to her 67 million followers. “I have a little surprise for you.”
The surprise she was talking about was a trailer for the concert film. The deal with Apple Music is a noteworthy one at that, considering where the pop star and the new streaming service were six months ago!
In June of this year, Swift wrote an open letter saying that she would keep her songs off of Apple Music. She demanded that Apple change the terms of its initial three month free trial to ensure that artists would be paid during the trial period.
Taylor spoke, Apple agreed and Taylor is streaming…
Jonas Akerlund directed the film, which shows her concert in Sydney, Australia on November 28th. The project also contains rehearsal and backstage footage from other shows, including clips of Swift with her friends and celebrities guests.
The “1989” tour, which ended on Saturday, had more than $240 million in ticket sales. Some of the stars that had joined Swift on stage during the tour were Mick Jagger, Justin Timberlake, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, and Keith Urban.
Swift will also be sitting down with host, Zane Lowe, on Apple’s Beats 1 radio station on Monday, December 14th.