THE WHO: LIVE IN HYDE PARK
Recorded in June this year, this special film celebrates The Who’s 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. As well as the live performance featuring such classic hits as “My Generation”, “Can’t Explain” and “Pinball Wizard”, woven in the concert footage will be interviews with Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, plus music legends Iggy Pop, Robert Plant, Johnny Marr and more.
This Autumn 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