In eight of the nine theatres, the grosses for Phish 3D
alone surpassed the combined total of all other movies playing at the same locations that night, proving that demand is high in advance of the film’s April 30th
official wide release nationwide.
“Phish fans have a passion for their band that is well known, and last night we got to witness it first hand,” said Jonathan Dern, President of Cinedigm Entertainment Group. “Our Brooklyn location saw lines out the door a full hour before the showing. 3D adds a layer of realism to films that gives viewers the feeling that they are there at the concert, with the best seats in the house.”
“This week’s incredibly successful 4/20 sneak peak makes us even more excited to openPhish 3D
with a wide release on April 30th
,” said Jeff Lewis,
Action 3D Productions CEO and Vice Chairman. “The band’s followers, as well as music fans and moviegoers in general, have made it clear they want more Phish 3D.
Shot in October 2009 at the band’s Festival 8, Phish 3D
gives viewers the sense that they are not only at the event, but on stage with the group that Entertainment Weekly
has called “the biggest cult band in America.” During Festival 8, more than 40,000 devoted fans watched as Phish combined two of their most beloved traditions — the multi-day festival and the Halloween album “costume.” The band’s highly anticipated "musical costumes" are concerts involving the performance of an entire album by another artist—in this case, Phish covered the Rolling Stones’ album Exile on Main St
. Phish 3D
also features fan favorites, never-before-seen cover songs, intimate footage of the band backstage and in rehearsals, songs from the band’s first ever full-length acoustic set, and performances taken from six additional sets of music. Phish 3D
will be in theatres for one week in more than 150 cities across the country. Fans are encouraged to checkwww.phish3dmovie.com
for cities, ticketing and event news frequently. Limited seats are available.
Phish will kick off an extensive summer tour on June 11th at Toyota Park in Chicago, IL. An online ticket request period is currently underway at http://phish.portals.musictoday.com/
and will end on Friday, March 26th, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 2nd. For full details, visit phish.com About Phish
Since forming in Vermont in 1983, Phish has developed a large following dedicated to their legendary live shows of eclectic, free-form rock, jazz, country, bluegrass and pop. The band has sold more than 8 million albums and DVDs in the United States, including fourteen studio albums and a multitude of live shows.
The ceaseless touring of guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio, drummer Jon Fishman, bassist Mike Gordon and keyboardist Page McConnell helped make them one of the top concert draws in the nation until their indefinite hiatus in the summer of 2004. Phish officially reunited in March 2009 and later released their fourteenth album, Joy
, with producer Steve Lillywhite. Phish headlined the Bonnaroo Festival in June 2009 and performed a 4-night New Year's Eve run at Miami's American Airlines Arena.