One genre that I’m surprised has never really taken off is concert films. Tickets to shows can be super-expensive. The bigger the show, the more suspect the sound quality. And then you have to deal with traffic, weather, and a thousand other inconveniences. P’shaw, I say!
Fuddy duddies like myself may have something to look forward to next month, when 500 theaters will play Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013. The event will feature the best performances over the gig’s two-night April stint at Madison Square Garden. Presented by NCM Fathom Events and Crossroad Concerts LLC, the “recorded event” will only play Aug. 13th at 7:30 p.m. in select theaters. Click here to find out if it’s playing near you and to buy tickets.
The Crossroads Guitar Festival takes places every three years, and is essentially Clapton and a bunch of his musician friends (e.g., John Mayer, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, etc.) having a jam session. The live concert and portions from August’s extravaganza benefit Clapton’s Crossroads Centre, a treatment and education facility for chemically dependent people, based in Antigua. That’s nice.
Here’s a preview as well.