Several SXSW performances were taped during the event in HD this year. There will be DVD packages and more available at a later date, but audiences in select markets will get a chance to see some of these shows on June 14, when the “SXSW Concert Series” comes to a few theaters for one night only. If you live in Boston, Nashville, or Dallas/Fort Worth, you’ll get a chance to check out some of these terrific shows. I caught the Peter Bjorn & John and Annuals tapings, and they were fantastic performances. Click here for more details on how to attend the screenings, and here’s some more from a recent announcement:
The two-hour concert, shown in stunning digital cinema with 5.1 surround sound, will highlight the four bands’ appearances at the festival, interspersed with exciting behind-the-scenes footage. The movie, which was created by Blaze TV in partnership with DIRECTV, will be shown in the following theatres at 8pm on June 14th. Ticket prices will range from $8.75 to $10.25 depending on the market.
— Boston – Showcase Cinemas Revere (National Amusements)
— Nashville – Thoroughbred 20 (Carmike Theatres)
— Dallas – Magnolia Theatre – West Village (Landmark Theatres)
— Ft. Worth – Rave Ridgmar (Rave Theatres)
The Dallas event will be hosted by Robert Wilonsky, the very popular Arts & Entertainment Writer for the Dallas Observer. Members of the Polyphonic Spree will sign autographs and speak before the screenings in both Dallas and Fort Worth.
The June 14th event will introduce movie-goers to the program in key markets and help to lay the groundwork for a full roll-out later in the year. The upcoming Bigger Picture concert series will include performances from bands such as Razorlight, Ozomatli, Bowling for Soup and Brandi Carlile, for a total of 6 concert programs which will run in digital movie theatres nationwide throughout the Fall.