IN AUSTRALIAN CINEMAS FROM OCTOBER 21ST 2015
Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/sJM4IvSmEXM
This Spring comes the chance to see one of the greatest live bands of all time bring their epic live
show to the big screen with The Who: Live in Hyde Park, arriving in cinemas around the world
from October 7th for a limited time only.
Filmed in June this year, this is a chance for fans young and old to experience the phenomenal
finale of The Who Hits 50! Tour which Roger Daltrey described as “The beginning of the long
goodbye.” The legendary pioneers of British rock celebrate their 50th anniversary with this
stunning show, performed on a glorious summer evening in front of a 65,000 strong crowd in
London’s Hyde Park.
The cinema event features a definitive setlist of all the greatest hits as The Who take their
audience on an ʻAmazing Journeyʼ through their entire career from classic albums such as Who’s
Next, Tommy, Quadrophenia, My Generation and Live At Leeds up to the present day. From the
opening Can't Explain, the film is a rocking roller coaster through their greatest songs: ‘Who Are
You’, ‘My Generation’, ‘I Can See For Miles’, ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘See Me Feel Me’, ‘Baba O’Riley’
and ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ and more.
Woven in with the concert footage, the film also includes interviews with Pete Townshend and
Roger Daltrey, plus Iggy Pop, Robert Plant, Johnny Marr and more. Cinema audiences will also
enjoy an exclusive featurette of extended interviews.
It was a few miles west of Hyde Park that 50 years ago Townshend, Daltrey and the late Keith
Moon and John Entwistle created the soundtrack for the capital's original Mod scene - playing
adrenaline (and more) fuelled vignettes of aspiring working class teenage life. It is the band's
ability to still thrill five decades later which makes this film essential big screen viewing.
Formed in 1964, The Who now have over 100 million record sales to date, are recipients of
Lifetime Achievement Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in
1990. Seven Who albums appear in Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’.
The release will be brought to screens by leading Event Cinema distributor Arts Alliance.
Screening for a short time only, it bucks traditional film rollout convention, creating a unique
cinematic event to be shared by audiences around the world.
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'
Cinema listings and tickets available soon at: www.TheWhoFilm.com