If you weren’t one of the 76, 000 fans who witnessed Taylor Swift in concert when she brought her “1989” tour to Australia, you’ll soon be able to stream the live performance exclusively on Apple Music.
Swift celebrated her 26th birthday on Sunday and took to Twitter to thank fans for the birthday love before revealing the surprise.
She wrote, “Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes. I have a little surprise for you.
As of December 20, subscribers to the streaming service will be given access to Swift’s November 28 performance in Sydney as well as never before seen footage filmed backstage and during rehearsals.
This year T-Swizzle’s “1989 World Tour” saw the star invite the likes of Mick Jagger, Justin Timberlake and Alanis Morissette on stage however Aussie fans were left disappointed when Swift remained solo and squad-less throughout the whole show at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.
According to Shazam Top 20 the reason was in fact due to the performance being filmed for a tour DVD… or perhaps an exclusive film for Apple Music featuring not just one or two surprise guests, but all of them?
Apple confirmed on Monday the full list of musical and special guests featured will include Ellen Degeneres, Cara Delevingne, Lily Donaldson, Lena Dunham, Gigi Hadid as well as Lorde, The Weeknd, Keith Urban, John Legend and heaps more.
Swift famously penned an open letter to Apple Music earlier this year a few days before its launch criticising the tech giant for not paying royalties to music rights holders during the free three-month trial.
Within hours Apple responded, reversing the policy and confirming they will pay artists for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period.
Since then, Swift has sung Apple’s praises -- even giving them exclusive streaming rights to her latest best selling album, “1989.”