Taylor Swift: reputation Stadium Tour

December 31, 2018

“Taylor Swift: reputation Stadium Tour” is a live video album/concert film by Taylor. It was released on December 31, 2018, exclusively via Netflix. The film follows Taylor’s second performance at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on her record-breaking fifth headlining concert tour, the “reputation Stadium Tour”: a dazzling rise to fame. A toxic cycle of tabloid rumors. And one tour to set the record straight. Are you ready for it…?

Taylor gifts the world front row seats to the last show of the U.S. leg of the “reputation Stadium Tour”, the highest-selling tour in U.S. history. This epic concert film features pyro, fireworks, multiple stages and of course, a 63 foot cobra named Karyn. Streaming globally on Netflix, “Taylor Swift: reputation Stadium Tour” brings the sold-out 60’000 person show to you — whether you’re watching at a house party, a dive bar on the East Side, or on the couch with your cats.

BACKGROUND
On December 13, 2018, her 29th birthday, Taylor wrote:

“Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes! Today I finally get to show you something we’ve been working on for a while…the trailer for the Reputation Stadium Tour! The entire concert film will premiere on Netflix at 12:01AM PST December 31. You made this tour so insanely fun for all of us on stage, and I’m really excited that we will have this memento of the memories we all made together this year. I also got to share the stage with such wildly talented people Camila Cabello, Charli XCX, my band and dancers who shine so brightly in this film. You’re the best. Thank you for everything.” — Taylor Swift

The concert was filmed on the last day of the North American leg of the tour. For their work on the film, Tamlyn Wright and Baz Halpin were nominated in the category “Variety, Reality or Event Special” at the 24th Art Directors Guild Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards.

CRITICAL RECEPTION
The film received widespread critical acclaim upon release, with many critics labeling the film as “immortalizing” and “unforgettable”. The commentators praised the camerawork from director Paul Dugdale for documenting Taylor’s “stardom”, the crowd’s emotions and the production involved in the concert. Rolling Stone‘s Rob Sheffield wrote that the film “immortalizes her best tour yet” and that the film shows off “the stadium-rocking spectacle without toning down any of her songs’ one-on-one emotional intimacy”. Describing the Netflix special as “the end of an era”, Amanda Petrusich of The New Yorker opined that the film “will soon either be regarded as a museum piece or as a testament to Swift’s era-defying longevity”.