Concert for George - 20th Anniversary One-Night-Only Global Theatrical Event (Trailer)
Celebrating the life and music of George Harrison with a one-night-only global theatrical screening of CONCERT FOR GEORGE. In select theaters November 29, 2022. For tickets and more info: https://www.concertforgeorge.com/
Abramorama, in association with Craft Recordings, announces a very special one-night-only screening of Concert for George, taking place on November 29 in selected theaters across the world, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the momentous 2002 concert. First released in 2003, the GRAMMY®-winning concert film features performances by Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Ravi Shankar and Ringo Starr among many others. Fans will now have the opportunity to re-experience the concert in immersive Dolby Atmos® Audio, newly remastered by GRAMMY-winning engineer Paul Hicks. The anniversary screenings will also feature a brand-new introduction by Olivia and Dhani Harrison.
Hicks also brought his artistry to the film’s accompanying Concert for George album, which is available in Dolby Atmos®, starting today, on digital platforms. Listen here: https://found.ee/cfg-atmos
Certified 8x Platinum by the RIAA, the acclaimed 27-track album can also be found in a variety of existing physical formats, including a 180-gram 4-LP box set, 2-CD/2-DVD and 2-CD/2-Blu-Ray packs, and a 2-CD package. Order here: https://found.ee/cfg-allconfigs
On November 29, 2001, the world lost one of its greatest musical talents, George Harrison. Rising to meteoric fame with The Beatles, the British artist wrote some of the 20th century’s most enduring hits, including “Here Comes the Sun,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and “Something.” A deeply introspective being, Harrison wove his love of Indian culture into his work and was instrumental in introducing the country’s rich musical traditions to the West.
Exactly one year after his death, on November 29, 2002, Harrison’s life and music were celebrated during a historic evening at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Organized by the late artist’s longtime friend and collaborator, Eric Clapton, and his widow, Olivia Harrison, Concert for George brought together a star-studded line-up of talent to perform highlights from Harrison’s four-decade-long career plus his favorite music.
All audio from the event was produced by Harrison’s close friend, collaborator, and Traveling Wilburys bandmate, Jeff Lynne, while Concert for George was filmed by director David Leland (Wish You Were Here, HBO’s Band Of Brothers, and the Traveling Wilburys’ “Handle With Care” video). The evening was filled with memorable performances, including moving renditions of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (featuring Eric Clapton on guitar, Paul McCartney on piano, and Ringo Starr on drums), “Taxman” (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), “The Inner Light” (Lynne and Anoushka Shankar), “My Sweet Lord” (Billy Preston), and “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)” (Lynne).
Upon its release, Concert for George earned a GRAMMY® for Best Long Form Music Video, while the album received accolades from the likes of the Guardian, Uncut, and the New York Times, which hailed, “The sweet, solemn music of George Harrison...has rarely sounded more majestic than in the sweeping performances of the enlarged star-studded band….”
For more information visit: https://www.concertforgeorge.com/