Hollywood, Ca—Dec 2, 2009
D&E Entertainment Theatrically Distributes George Michael’s First Concert Film
Theatrical Screenings in North America, Italy and Germany
George Michael is to release ‘Live in London’ a special 23 song full concert plus 3 bonus tracks, DVD on December 8th through Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment. This is the first live DVD of George’s 30 plus year career.Recorded and filmed at the final two concerts in London’s Earls Court arena on August 24th and 25th 2008, these highly anticipated shows marked the end of George Michael’s triumphant 25 Live Tour and were the last chance to catch George performing on a stage of this magnitude. ‘Live in London’ will premiere in digital cinemas throughout North America on December 3, 2009 as well as select locations in Germany and Italy.
‘Live in London’ directed by award winning director Andy Morahan, features tracks from George’s celebrated career including ‘Careless Whisper’, ‘Freedom’, ‘Faith’, ‘Everything She Wants’ and ‘Amazing’. A special behind the scenes bonus documentary, ‘I’d Know Him A Mile Off,’ offers a glimpse behind the magic of these sold out shows even shadowing the man himself before and after his performances on stage. ‘Live in London’ will be available worldwide in two formats, double disc DVD and Blu-Ray disc.
The theatrical release of ‘Live in London’ is distributed by D&E Entertainment (www.DandEentertainment.com) in conjunction with Sony Music and will premiere for a special one night only showing in more than fifty digital cinemas throughout North America as well as select locations in Germay and Italy. The screenings will be presented in state of the art high definition digital cinemas. These theatrical screenings are the best seat in the house for any fan to enjoy George’s mind-blowing live show. For a complete listing of theaters and cities, please visit: www.GeorgeMichaelLiveInLondon.com
Evan Saxon and Doug Kluthe of D&E Entertainment commented, “It is a pleasure to bring George Michael's groundbreaking live show the big screen. Seeing George Michael in digital cinema will let his fans feel as if they've been transported to Earls Court for those amazing shows. Now fans who have not had a chance to experience George Michael live and those whop have and want to relive this critically acclaimed masterpiece can do so at their local theatre with the best seat in the house. At D&E we’re able to bring this live experience to fans who are looking for more than the typical film fare at their local cinema, while providing the artist unparalleled marketing opportunities and direct interaction with their fans.”
When George first announced his 25 Live Tour tickets were snapped up in minutes. The critically acclaimed tour saw George perform in front of over 2 million people worldwide with a 49 date 25 Live Arena Tour and a 30 date 25 Live Stadium Tour. In Summer 2008 Michael took his 25 Live Tour to arenas across North America touring North America for the first time in 20 years. In London alone, 350,000 people collectively watched him performing in Earls Court, Wembley Arena, The Roundhouse and the newly renovated Wembley Stadium, where he made musical history as the first artist to perform at the momentous venue in June 2007.
His exceptional performances in the UK, Europe and North America received unprecedented praise from both critics and fans across the globe.
“George proved he is simply one of the best vocalists this country has ever produced.” - The Sun
“King George still reigns supreme” - Mail on Sunday
“A masterclass in pop genius” - The Observer
“A tremendous singer, a complete showman. All George Michael needs is a mic, his songs, and the magic on stage is instaneous” - La Parisien
“As he closed with the still stirring ‘Freedom’, his hands raised high, testifying like an evangelist for self determination. Then he was on his knees, giving the ‘I’m not worthy’ bow several times towards his fans. His crowds roared back, still dancing to the music, suggesting that maybe he was’. - Rolling Stone
George Michael is one of the world’s most successful male artists, selling over 100 million records world wide and encompassing 11 British No.1 singles, eight British No.1 albums and six US No.1 singles. The Multi talented artist also proved to be a big hit on the small screen as he parodied himself in Christmas specials of the hit UK television shows ‘Catherine Tate Show’ and ‘Extras’.
Last year George participated in US sitcom Eli Stone, where each episode was titled after a George Michael song and George made several appearances throughout the series.
For a listing of theaters and cities as well as more information on the film, please visit: www.GeorgeMichaelLiveInLondon.com
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