Where To Stream Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Film (& More Concert Films To Watch In 2023)

By Charlie Colville

6 months ago

Live music (from the comfort of your sofa)

Live shows are a fantastic way to connect with our favourite musicians, meet fellow fans and drink up the atmosphere of a performance from the performer themselves. But sometimes, it just isn’t possible to be there in person. When live performances aren’t on the agenda, there’s always the alternative: the concert film. From Taylor Swift and Beyoncé’s upcoming tours to throwback shows from decades past, these are the best concert films to tune into.

What Is A Concert Film?

As the name implies, a concert film is a movie that documents a live performance by a musician or band – usually from the perspective of a concert-goer, but sometimes with added behind-the-scenes content from the artist themselves.

The first known concert film, Concert Magic, came out in 1948 and was dedicated to virtuoso violinist Yehudi Menuhin. But since then, concert films have branched out across pop, rock and jazz, with some of the biggest artists in history taking their shows to the big screen.

The Best Concert Films Ever

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (2023)

When Taylor Swift announced that her sold-out Eras Tour was coming to the big screen back in August, Swifties collectively went wild. More than three million fans are said to have attended the first leg of the tour in the US, with millions more set to see the star next year when she comes over to Europe and the UK. But fans can now get a taste of the action on the big screen (whether they’ve managed to bag live show tickets or not), with fans encouraged to come in Eras attire, armed with friendship bracelets and the motivation to dance and sing throughout the show.

Where Is Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour film streaming?

The film was released in cinemas on 13 October 2023 and is now available to rent for £15.99 on Apple TV+, Prime Video, YouTube, Vudu, Xfinity and Google Play.

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé (2023)

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that Queen Bey can do it all. Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé comes just after her record-breaking Renaissance World Tour, and promises to share a visual album of Renaissance, recorded footage from the tour and a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation that went into both projects. The film will be released through AMC Theatres, the same theatre chain involved in Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour – so we’re expecting good things.

Where Is Beyoncé’s Renaissance film streaming?

The film was released in cinemas 1 December 2023.

BTS: Permission To Dance On Stage – LA (2022)

K-pop supergroup BTS has not one, not two, but six films following various tours and concerts the band has showcased over the years. While their most recent, BTS: Yet to Come in Cinemas, isn’t currently available on streaming services, you can still catch their previous tour concert on Disney+. Following BTS’s live performances at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles back in 2021, the film shows the members performing 24 songs on their setlist – including hits like ‘Dynamite’, ‘Life Goes On’ and ‘Permission to Dance’.

Where Is BTS’s concert film streaming?

You can stream the film now on Disney+. disneyplus.com

Michael Jackson’s This Is It (2009)

Currently the highest grossing concert film of all time, Michael Jackson’s This Is It differs largely front its peers due to the fact the footage used was never intended to be made into a film. Created following Michael Jackson’s death in 2009, the film shows the singer taking part in rehearsals and preparations for his concert residency at the O2 Arena in London – which he never got to perform to the public.

Where Is Michael Jackson’s concert film streaming?

You can buy or rent the film on Prime Video. amazon.co.uk

Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest (1986)

Back in the 1980s, famed British rock band Queen were one of the few bands given the opportunity to perform in the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. Part of the band’s final tour with Freddie Mercury, The Magic Tour, the show the Népstadion in Budapest was recorded for posterity – with the resulting footage turned into a concert film for fans around the world to enjoy.

Where is Queen’s concert film streaming?

You can buy or rent the film on Prime Video. amazon.co.uk

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