08 April 2008

GENESIS To Return To The Big Screen For Launch Of Upcoming Live DVD

According to Lars Brandle from Billboard.biz, GENESIS is making a return to the Big Screen for the launch of their upcoming live DVD.

The prog-rock veterans, who hit the road for a famous comeback last year on the Turn It On Again tour, will participate in a special Q&A session next month which will be beamed via satellite live into 20 Odeon cinemas across Britain, the band's manager Tony Smith tells Billboard.biz.

On the day, the band - comprising Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks - will take questions from the audience, but will not perform.

The on-screen event is expected to take place May 20, ahead of EMI Records' May 26 release of the David Mallet-directed DVD When In Rome 2007, which captures the tour-concluding July 14 concert at Circo Massimo, which drew an estimated 500,000 fans.

Genesis explored the cinematic route when the Düsseldorf, Germany leg of last year's tour was cinecast live in digital high-definition quality and surround sound to Vue cinemas in the U.K., and a raft of movie houses on the Continent.

"It was very effective for us, and we learned a lot from it," Smith tells Billboard.biz. "If we were to consider doing something else again of a special nature, where we wanted to set up in one place and do an extended run, then that would be a way to go."

The When In Rome 2007 DVD digi-pak will contain a 28-page booklet, and carry more than five hours of content on two concert discs and a documentary DVD.

1 comment:

firefly said...

Wow, like an extension of Podcast but on film! Yes did a podcast in Dayton, OH, and I recorded it ... but onto Genesis, OMG!
500,000 fans! Wonder what Peter Gabriel and Hackett are thinking now?
And the interview live; wonder if the questions will be screened first.
What a history ... Some say Genesis and Yes sold out, ha, look at 'em now! They simply explored different musical styles over the years, including pop.