PETER GABRIEL: NEW BLOOD LIVE IN LONDON 3D CAPTURES MUSIC PIONEER IN CONCERT FROM LONDON’S LEGENDARY HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
Omniverse Vision, Eagle Rock Entertainment and Real World Present Cinema Event Featuring Orchestral Arrangements of Peter Gabriel’s Songs In Cinemas Across the UK
London, UK – 23 August 2011 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist Peter Gabriel's ‘NEW BLOOD LIVE IN LONDON 3D' will be showcased as an exclusive event showing in selected Vue, Showcase, Apollo and Empire cinemas across the UK on Sunday, September 11th and Thursday, September 15th and offers fans an un-missable opportunity to experience his unique musical vision.
This 2 night special event follows hot on the heels of Gabriel's sold out US tour and features re-imagined orchestral arrangements of many of Peter’s songs that dispense with the traditional weapons of the rock armoury - no guitar, bass or drums. This treatment is applied with painstaking attention to detail and stunning effect to songs that include ‘Don’t Give Up’, ‘Downside Up’, ‘Mercy Street’ ‘ The Rhythm of the Heat’ 'In Your Eyes', Solsbury Hill and the spine tingling, atmospheric ‘San Jacinto’. Working together, acclaimed composer and arranger John Metcalfe, Peter and the New Blood Orchestra have given each track a new depth. The 46-piece New Blood orchestra is conducted by renowned orchestrator Ben Foster.
Peter Gabriel: New Blood Live in London 3D was filmed at London's iconic Hammersmith Apollo on March 23rd this year as he performed breathtaking orchestral reinterpretations of many of his own songs - captured for the very first time in stunning 3D.
Tickets for Peter Gabriel: New Blood Live In London 3D are available at participating cinema box offices and online at www.hmvtickets.com.
“Peter Gabriel’s unmistakable voice and music speaks for itself – simply put, he is one of the most innovative and influential artists in music today,” said John Gaydon of Omniverse Vision. “His latest project with the New Blood Orchestra will captivate audiences across the country, and we look forward to sharing Gabriel’s remarkable show in the top-notch 3D technology that it deserves.”
The repertoire mixes cover versions from his “Scratch My Back” album with tracks from across his solo career in brand new orchestral arrangements. Gabriel is a renowned live performer and his onstage charisma and instantly recognizable voice combine brilliantly with the orchestral sound palette to breathe a new sense of wonder into familiar songs. As you would expect the concert is also a visual feast, with graphics, animation and imagery blending to enhance and illustrate the music.
A distinguished singer, musician, and songwriter, Gabriel rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock group Genesis, before embarking on a successful solo career. Recently, he has focused on producing and promoting world music as well as pioneering digital distribution methods for music. In 2007, he was honored as a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his “influence on generations of music makers.” Gabriel was also awarded the Polar Music Prize in 2009, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010. For updates and further information, visit www.petergabriel.com.
About Omniverse Vision
Omniverse Vision is based in London and is a producer and distributor of premium alternative content. Omniverse Vision is dedicated to bringing special events to screens around the world that are equipped with state of the art technology including digital platforms and 3D. Omniverse Vision enables the turnkey broadcast of shows as diverse as music concerts, sports and other special events. http://www.omniversevision.com
About Eagle Rock Entertainment
Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Germany, France & Toronto.