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THE DOORS: LIVE AT THE BOWL ’68 SPECIAL EDITION COMING TO MOVIE THEATERS WORLDWIDE ON NOVEMBER 4, 2021
ONE-NIGHT EVENT TO FEATURE A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN DENSMORE AND ROBBY KRIEGER PLUS BRAND-NEW PERFORMANCE FOOTAGE RECORDED EXCLUSIVELY FOR CINEMA AUDIENCES
TICKETS ON SALE BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 21 AT THEDOORSFILM.COM
Los Angeles – (September 14, 2021) – Trafalgar Releasing is proud to announce that on November 4th, in celebration of 50 years of The Doors’ legendary album L.A. WOMAN, “The Doors: Live At The Bowl ’68 Special Edition” will transform movie theaters worldwide into concert venues, giving fans the closest experience to being there live alongside Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek. In addition to viewing the full concert film, this special event includes extras filmed exclusively for the big screen: a brand-new musical performance of Densmore and Krieger with special guests, plus a conversation with Densmore, Krieger and the band’s manager, Jeff Jampol.
On July 5, 1968, The Doors lit up the storied stage of the Hollywood Bowl with a legendary performance that is widely considered to be the band’s finest captured on film. Performing on the back of their third album release, Waiting For The Sun, and the U.S. No. 1 single, “Hello, I Love You,” the quartet had been honing their live performances over the previous two years and were in absolute peak form.
This theatrical “Special Edition” release creates an in-cinema experience for fans like no other. The film has been remastered in stunning Dolby ATMOS® (where available) and 5.1 surround sound by Bruce Botnick, the original engineer and mixer for The Doors, who recorded the live performance at the Hollywood Bowl in 1968 and co-produced L.A. WOMAN.“The Doors: Live At The Bowl ’68 Special Edition” features the concert in its entirety, including “Hello, I Love You,” “The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat),” “Light My Fire,” “The End” and more. Krieger stated, “The magic that has been done to enhance the picture and sound quality of this show will make everyone feel as though they have a front-row seat at the Hollywood Bowl.”
“We are thrilled to bring fans of The Doors together in cinemas worldwide to share in a much-needed concert experience,” said Kymberli Frueh, SVP of Programming and Content Acquisitions at Trafalgar Releasing. “The 50-year celebration of L.A. WOMAN was a perfect opportunity to capture a brand-new performance with current band members, reminisce on that era and share memories from the legendary concert.”
The event will be screened in cinemas around the world for one night only on November 4, 2021. Public tickets are on sale beginning on September 21 at TheDoorsFilm.com, where fans can find the most up-to-date information regarding participating theaters and sign up for event alerts.
Rhino will also be celebrating The Doors this fall with the release of L.A. WOMAN (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) on December 3. The 3-CD/1-LP set expands the band’s legendary sixth and last studio album with more than two hours of newly remixed audio, taken from the original multitrack session tapes, by L.A. WOMAN album producer & engineer Bruce Botnick. Fans can get a sneak preview of the unheard content with the recently discovered original demo of “Riders On The Storm,” recorded at the famed Sunset Sound Recording Studios, which can be heard HERE.
Global theatrical release date: November 4, 2021
ABOUT TRAFALGAR RELEASING
Trafalgar Releasing is the global leader in event cinema distribution. A subsidiary of Trafalgar Entertainment, Trafalgar Releasing’s global operations include production, acquisition, marketing and distribution of specialized content to over 8,000 cinemas in more than 120 countries worldwide.
A full spectrum of releases includes high arts (The Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Opera House), award-winning theatre (The King and I: from the London Palladium, An American In Paris, Les Misérables: The Staged Concert), iconic moments (Monty Python’s Life of Brian 40th Anniversary, David Bowie is happening now, They Shall Not Grow Old), heritage music acts (Roger Waters The Wall, David Gilmour Live in Pompeii, Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: S&M2, Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest) and contemporary music sensations (BTS’ BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE, Gorillaz: REJECT FALSE ICONS, Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams).
Headquartered in London, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Denver. More information about Trafalgar Releasing can be found at www.Trafalgar-Releasing.com.
ABOUT THE DOORS
With an intoxicating, genre-blending sound, provocative and uncompromising songs and the mesmerizing power of singer Jim Morrison’s poetry and presence, The Doors had a transformative impact not only on popular music, but also on popular culture.
The Doors’ arrival on the rock scene in 1967 marked not only the start of a string of hit singles and albums that would become stone classics, but also of something much bigger – a new and deeper relationship between creators and audience. Refusing to be mere entertainers, the Los Angeles quartet relentlessly challenged, confronted and inspired their fans, leaping headfirst into the heart of darkness, while other bands warbled about peace and love. Though they’ve had scores of imitators, there’s never been another band quite like them. And 50 years after their debut album, The Doors’ music and legacy are more influential than ever before.
The Doors were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1993.
ABOUT MERCURY STUDIOS
Mercury Studios is a multi-faceted content studio established to develop, produce, globally distribute and invest in innovative, music-rooted storytelling across a range of media including film, television, podcasting, publishing and live-streamed performance. Taking its name from the iconic Mercury Records label, Mercury Studios is powered by Universal Music Group and creates an open space for experimentation to unleash and amplify both emerging and established artists. With offices in London and Los Angeles, Mercury Studios harnesses its established relationships with best-in-class talent from music and film, seamlessly bridging the two worlds to create a completely distinctive community of trailblazers driven by original IP, innovation, and collaboration.
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