‘The Who in Hyde Park’ 50th Anniversary Concert to Premiere in Select U.S. Cinemas on October 8
Fathom Events and Arts Alliance Bring the Iconic Band’s Sold-Out 50th Anniversary Concert from London’s Hyde Park to the U.S. For Special One-Night Event
DENVER – September 10, 2015 – On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Fathom Events and Arts Alliance will showcase one of rock’s most legendary and influential bands of all time with “The Who in Hyde Park” in cinemas nationwide at 7:30 p.m. local time. Recently recorded on June 26, 2015, the cinema event features The Who as they celebrate their 50th anniversary with a sold-out performance in front of a crowd of 65,000 at “British Summer Time” in London’s Hyde Park. The event features a definitive set list through the band’s entire career from classic albums such as Who’s Next, Tommy, Quadrophenia, My Generation and Live At Leeds up to the present day. In addition to the legendary concert, the event also features exclusive interview footage with The Who’s Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, plus Iggy Pop, Robert Plant, Johnny Marr and more. Cinema audiences will also enjoy a special feature on the West London landmarks and familiar haunts of the band in the 1960s.
Tickets for “The Who in Hyde Park” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 360 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).
Pete Townshend on playing Hyde Park, “It’s a good gig. You draw from all over the country, but a London crowd is always a good crowd. It’s a Royal Park so thank you, your majesty; you can’t play it without her permission.”
Since forming in 1964, The Who have sold over 100 million records to date and have become the most famous proponents of Mod culture. Described by critics as “a stirring, moving and memorable farewell” and “as thrilling as you could hope for,” The Who’s final world tour is one not to be missed. Joining Daltrey and Townshend onstage for this exciting performance are Simon Townshend (guitar, mandolin, backing vocals), Pino Palladino (bass), Zak Starkey (drums), John Corey (keyboards, backing vocals), Loren Gold (keyboards, backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards, backing vocals, assorted instruments). This performance comes as The Who prepares to launch the second leg of their “The Who Hits 50!” North American tour, which kicks off in the middle of September and concludes in mid-December.
John Rubey, Fathom Events CEO, said, “This October, moviegoers will get a special opportunity to experience a historic, show-stopping performance from one of the most iconic bands in music history. Along with our partners at Arts Alliance, we are thrilled to bring The Who’s 50-year celebration to fans across the U.S.”
2. Who Are You
11. I’m One
13. Eminence Front
14. Amazing Journey
16. Pinball Wizard
17. See Me, Feel Me
18. Baba O’Riley
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 Arts Alliance
Arts Alliance is the leading producer, financier, distributor and marketer of Event Cinema worldwide. The company offers a one-stop-shop for financing, production support, worldwide distribution, marketing and campaign execution. With over 70 event cinema releases across screens around the globe, Arts Alliance develops, markets and distributes world-class shows to audiences in 4000+ screens in over 60 territories, engaging fans with the content they are most passionate about. In the fast-growing Event Cinema market, the Arts Alliance slate features exciting, multi-dimensional content across all genres: live opera and ballet, dynamic art exhibitions, theatre productions and the best rock & pop events. Highlights from the forthcoming Arts Alliance Event Cinema slate include The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2014/15, Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall – Slowhand at 70, Globe On Screen 2014 and EXHIBITION ON SCREEN. www.artsalliance.com