It’s Pearl Jam and Andre Rieu…

Dutch violinist and orchestra leader Andre Rieu has another concert film headed for South African cinemas.

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BY BILLY SUTER

TWO music-concert film specials, both very different, are to be shown in cinemas this month by Ster-Kinekor – one centred on rock band Pearl Jam and the other on Dutch violinist Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra.

The Pearl Jam film, titled Let’s Play Two, is a documentary in celebration of the band’s sold-out performances at Wrigley Field on August 20 and 22, 2016, during the Chicago Cubs Historic World Series championship season.

The two-hour film will be shown in South African cinemas for one night only – at 8pm on Saturday, October 14. Cinemas showing it will be at Gateway in Umhlanga, Cavendish in Cape Town, Baywest in Port Elizabeth, Brooklyn commercial in Pretoria, Sandton in Johannesburg and Eastgate in Johannesburg.

With Chicago being hometown to Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music.

From Ten to Lightning Bolt, this feature film shuffles through Pearl Jam’s ever-growing catalogue of originals and covers – spanning the band’s 25-year career.

“Through the eyes of Danny Clinch  and the voice of Pearl Jam, Let’s Play Two showcases the journey of that special relationship – using the past and present of both the band and the Chicago Cubs through the music, the sweat and the eternal hopes of being both a Cubs fan and Pearl Jam fan,” says a Ster-Kinekor spokesman.

Let’s Play Two is directed by renowned director and photographer Danny Clinch and produced by Monkeywrench Productions, Tourgigs Productions, Universal Music Publishing Group, Republic Records, FOX Sports and Major League Baseball in collaboration with Milkt Films and Polygram Entertainment.

The record-breaking André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert is to be seen in South African cinemas at 7.30pm on Saturday, October 21, and 2.30pm on Sunday, October 22. It is a concert that marks Rieu’s 30th year performing with his 60-member orchestra.

Performing in the Maastricht, Netherlands, the concert features special guest David Hasselhoff.

The violinist is one of the world’s highest-grossing touring artists, and every year performs a concert in his hometown of Maastricht to tens of thousands who travel from all over the globe to attend an event set against the backdrop a medieval town square.

The film will shown at Gateway at Umhlanga as well as at Brooklyn Nouveau, V&A Nouveau, Rosebank Nouveau, Somerset and Tygervalley.


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