Taylor Swift releases ‘Cruel Summer’ live from The Eras Tour

Swift has released two new versions in support of her concert film

Taylor Swift has surprised fans by dropping a live and remixed version of “Cruel Summer” from her blockbuster The Eras Tour, along with a new remix. The pop star shared the song on social media on Wednesday (Oct 18th), nearly one week after her concert film opened in theaters to staggering numbers.

“What a truly mind-blowing thing you’ve turned The Eras Tour Concert Film into. I’ve been watching videos of you guys in the theaters dancing and prancing and recreating choreography, creating inside jokes, casting spells, getting engaged, and just generally creating the exact type of joyful chaos we’re known for,” she says.

“One of my favorite things you’ve done was when you supported Cruel Summer SO much, I ended up starting The Eras Tour show with it. For old times sake, I’m releasing the live audio from the tour so we can all shriek it in the comfort of our homes and cars PLUS a brand new remix by LP Giobbi.”

The original version was included on her Lover album from 2019. The song is featured in her new Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour concert film that opened theatrically last week, raking in more than $92.8 million domestically and $123.5 million globally to land the biggest debut of all time for a concert film. The film spans more than two and a half hours and features over three dozen songs.

It took less than 24 hours for the Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour to shatter AMC’s US record for the highest ticket sales revenue during a single day in AMC’s 103-year history. Advanced ticket sales are strong across the United States, from the largest cities to the smallest towns, and are particularly strong in premium large-screen formats like IMAX, Dolby Cinema, Prime at AMC, and other branded premium experiences.

The film was captured during her six-night stand at LA’s SoFi Stadium in August. The 53-date North American leg of the tour was attended by more than three million Taylor Swift fans. The trek is expected to make Swift the highest-grossing female artist and The Eras Tour the largest-ever grossing tour in US history as it’s projected to gross more than $2 billion by the end of its international run.

Swift returns to North America in fall 2024 for 14 shows for a second US and Canadian leg. Swift will perform three shows each in Miami, New Orleans and Indianapolis with six performances set for Toronto in October and November of next year. Gracie Abrams will support all dates.

Swift is currently global as she takes The Eras Tour to Mexico, South America, Latin America, Asia and Europe through summer 2024.

On October 27th, Swift will release 1989 (Taylor’s Version) via Republic Records. The new version features five “From the Vault” tracks and drops nine years to the date of its original release by Big Machine Records in 2014.

Buddy Iahn
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