Both Beyoncé and Taylor Swift have managed to generate a huge turnaround in the music industry as they will figure as the two most successful tours in 2023, making this the very first time two women top the list of the most successful tour of a year, hell, they might even make it to the top 10 of all time highest grossing tours!
Due to their success, they are both getting a film version of their concerts released in theaters.
The Eras Tour, by Taylor, and The Renaissance World Tour, by Beyoncé, have generated a cultural phenomenon rarely seen in the industry where fans don’t hold back on expenses to attend the show, they purchase merchandising, expensive clothing and spend on restaurants, parking, and transport. Thus, both singers have been praised for boosting the economy of the cities and countries they visit.
The conversation in social media seems to be quite different. Internet users are not so much for supporting both girlies, but instead they are into picking one, supporting her and pit her against the other to see who’s more successful. This pitiful, unnecessary debate has been quite controversial, eager fans seem to be competing to see who is the better, the bigger and the most successful artists, and now that Beyoncé is allegedly releasing a movie of her tour, some fans are accusing the ‘Drunk In Love’ singer of copying Taylor Swift’s steps, since she announced a tour film first.
Taylor did announce her Eras Tour Film first, and her movie will be screened in theaters first as well. She made the announcement with a short trailer of the movie that will last 2:45 hours, and has scenes filmed on the first three shows at the SoFi Stadium, in Los Angeles, on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of August.
Beyoncé on her part, apparently recorded her two shows at the NRG Stadium, in Houston, on the 23rd and 24th of September, and though some information about the film leaked, the Queen of R&B is yet to officially announce the film.
With that in mind, did Queen B copy Miss Americana?
Well, not really. In fact, Beyoncé released a concert film even before Taylor released her first album. ‘Dangerously in Love: Beyoncé Experience’ was a movie released in 2004, which was of course a screening of one of Beyoncé’s first solo shows after the disbandment of the girl group she came from. Keep in mind Taylor’s very first album was released in 2006, so Bey was quite ahead of her game by then, at least in concert films.
Beyoncé did not invent the concept though, there had been multiple screenings of concert films way before hers, though they were not as popular as today. British boyband One Direction had one of the most successful concert films ever in 2013, ‘One Direction: This is Us’. Problematic pop star Justin Bieber also had a star studded concert film, ‘Never Say Never’, in 2009.