Excuse me, um, Ariana Grande is releasing a Netflix film about her Sweetener World Tour titled Excuse Me, I Love You on Dec. 21!
The release date comes one day before the one-year anniversary of the world tour’s final stop in Los Angeles’ Forum. “Dec 21st, a year after closing, the sweetener world tour is coming home to u,” the superstar tweeted with a moving movie poster.
She teased on Tuesday that a mysterious Netflix project involving the Sweetener World Tour was coming when she posted a trio of moody black-and-white stills on social media. Netflix’s Twitter account replied with a lyric straight from Sweetener’s “R.E.M.” highlight, writing, “Excuse me, I love you.” Unbeknownst to the Arianators that this would be the title of her concert film, they quickly corrected the streaming service for leaving out the “um” in her famous ad lib.
The Sweetener World Tour circled around North America and Europe from March 18 to Dec. 22, 2019. It was Grande’s biggest tour yet, yielding the highest total gross, total attendance, number of shows (97), average gross ($1.509 million), average attendance (13,699 tickets), and average ticket price of her career ($110.18). It supported her fourth and fifth studio albums Sweetener (2018) and Thank U, Next (2019), which both debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
She also memorialized her international jaunt with a live album titled K Bye For Now (SWT Live) on Dec. 23, 2019, one night after the tour officially wrapped. Her first-ever live set debuted at No. 97 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year.
Peep Grande’s sweet announcement below.
dec 21st, a year after closing, the sweetener world tour is coming home to u
@netflix @netflixfilm #excusemeiloveyou pic.twitter.com/8Dl7U5VVXG
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 9, 2020