‘Ed Sheeran: Jumpers for Goalposts,’ a Global Premiere of His x Tour at Wembley Stadium, Comes to Select U.S. Cinemas This October
Fathom Events, Warner Music and Screenlive Entertainment Bring the International Superstar’s Concert Event to the Big Screen October 22
DENVER – September 17, 2015 – Encounter an extraordinary concert experience from one of the world’s most sensational singer/songwriters when “Ed Sheeran: Jumpers for Goalposts” comes to select cinemas nationwide for four showings on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 24 at 12:55 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 25 at 12:55 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. (all times local). The cinematic world premiere will originate from London’s famed Odeon Leicester Square and showcase exclusive red carpet footage followed by a riveting, captured-live performance from Ed Sheeran, plus the world premiere screening of his concert feature “Jumpers for Goalposts.” Filmed during his x tour across three sold-out nights at Wembley Stadium in front of 240,000 fans, “Jumpers for Goalposts” includes an additional 90-minutes of concert footage, featuring his biggest hits to date including “Sing,” “Thinking Out Loud” and “The A Team.”
Tickets for “Ed Sheeran: Jumpers For Goalposts” can be purchased beginning Thursday, September 24 by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, www.EdSheeranMovie.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 570 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“Warner Music and Screenlive Entertainment have created a truly unique and engaging experience designed to bring fans even closer to one of the world’s most talented and popular musicians,” Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Freuh said. “We are thrilled to be a part of bringing the world premiere of Ed Sheeran’s concert event to theaters across the nation.”
Ed Sheeran has spent the last five years conquering the world with his succinct, melodic, utterly personal, yet hugely ambitious music. Ed’s debut album ‘+’ (pronounced ‘plus’) saw its U.S. release on 2012 and went on to earn platinum status with sales exceeding 1 million copies stateside. After winning two prestigious BRIT Awards (British Breakthrough Act and British Male) and three GRAMMY Award nominations – including nods for Song of the Year and Best New Artist – Ed embarked on back-to-back, sold-out tours of North America, including a trio of headline shows at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden. Ed’s second album ‘x’ (pronounced ‘multiply’) was released worldwide in June 2014 and debuted at #1 in 14 countries, including the U.S. and his native UK where it became the biggest and fastest selling album of the year. With three more GRAMMY Award nominations (including Album of the Year), two Ivor Novello Award wins and two further BRIT Award wins later (Best Male Solo Artist and Album of the Year), Ed is currently on a huge sold out world tour, featuring some of his biggest shows to date – the UK leg included three nights at the prestigious Wembley Stadium and his latest US run culminates with his first NFL stadium show at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, on September 25. His new album has now gone on to sell 10 million copies worldwide so far, with no signs of slowing down any time soon.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Warner Music:
With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry, including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, East West, Elektra, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, Warner Music Nashville, and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world’s leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide. For more information, visit www.wmg.com
About Screenlive Entertainment:
Set up by like-minded individuals with experience at the highest levels of Hollywood international distribution, and building on the success of live classical entertainment, Screenlive is a distribution company focused on music and other exciting content areas, fully supported by state of the art technology, savvy marketing and partnerships across the international music and cinema industries. For more information, visit www.screenlive.com/