Peter Gabriel’s New Concert Event “Back to Front” Coming to U.S. Cinemas This April
Fathom Events, More2Screen, Eagle Rock Entertainment and Real World Bring the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee’s Concert from The O2 in London to Select Movie Theaters Nationwide
New York, NY (March 27, 2014)– On Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. local time, Fathom Events, More2Screen, Eagle Rock Entertainment and Real World will take U.S. moviegoers on a VIP experience for an exclusive concert event, “Peter Gabriel: Back to Front.” Pre-recorded in October 2013 at London’s O2, the show celebrates one of the most pioneering and innovative artists of modern times, who will be honored with an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this April. Directed by BAFTA winning director Hamish Hamilton, “Peter Gabriel: Back to Front” reunites Gabriel’s original touring band from 1986 to mark the 25th anniversary of the landmark album “So.” The concert includes hits like, “Solsbury Hill,” “Digging in the Dirt,” “Sledgehammer,” “Mercy Street” and “Don’t Give Up.” Gabriel continues to be at the vanguard of the audio-visual experience by using the latest technology and a 5.1 surround sound mix to deliver a one-of-a-kind cinema event.
Tickets for “Peter Gabriel: Back to Front” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than 400 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“It has been wonderful working with Hamish Hamilton again and his very talented team. I feel they have really caught what was unique about the Back to Front tour, both visually and emotionally. My own sound crew has also done a brilliant job,” said Peter Gabriel.
“Back to Front” offers a visual and narrative feast that brings the viewer to the heart of the concert experience. The show opens with a stark insight into the song-writing process with Peter Gabriel, house lights on, trying to find the lyrical companions to a beautiful piano melody. Who else would start a concert with a song they’ve not yet finished? The creative journey is explored throughout the film and culminates with a celebratory run through of the album “So,” what Gabriel calls his ‘pop star moment.’ Previously unreleased and re-imagined songs sit effortlessly beside classic hits to reflect Gabriel’s status as a multi-dimensional artist.
“Peter Gabriel’s performance in ‘Back to Front’ will transport fans to London’s iconic O2,” said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of Fathom Events. “Being able to experience this remarkable artist and history of hits on the big screen will be an exciting opportunity for old and new fans alike.”
About AC JV, LLC
Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC. Fathom 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. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras – creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom’s live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
More2Screen is a leading global event cinema distributor with more than seven years of experience distributing world-class opera, ballet, music concerts, theatre and special event films to 4,000 cinemas in 50+ international territories – including 38 live broadcasts and over 100 different 3D and 2D recorded productions. Based in London, it is the UK’s leading event cinema distributor according to IHS Screen Digest (2011 and 2012). www.more2screen.com
About Eagle Rock
Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Germany, France & Toronto. www.eagle-rock.com.
About Real World
Real World Productions is the TV, film and concert production arm of Peter Gabriel’s Real World Group of companies. Set up in the early 1980s the Real World Group has created the leading world music record label, Real World Records with over 200 releases; mounted over 60 world music festivals in over 20 countries; as well as co-ordinating all of Peter Gabriel’s tours. Real World Productions has filmed all of these tours starting with Secret World Live in 1992 through to the current project Back To Front recorded at London’s O2 in 2013. www.realworld.co.uk.