MATCHBOX TWENTY TO LAUNCH FIRST-EVER CONCERT DVD WITH
COAST-TO-COAST ONE NIGHT ONLY™ CINEMA EVENT
AT REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP THEATRES, MAY 24th
matchbox twenty’s first-ever in-concert DVD SHOW: A NIGHT IN THE LIFE OF MATCHBOX TWENTY–due out May 25 via Rounder–will be launched the night before with a One Night Only™ coast-to-coast cinematic premiere at 40 Regal Entertainment Group (“REG” NYSE: RGC) theatres. The band–ROB THOMAS (vocals), KYLE COOK (lead guitar, background vocals), ADAM GAYNOR (rhythm guitar, background vocals), BRIAN YALE (bass) and PAUL DOUCETTE (drums, percussion)–will be in attendance at the Los Angeles premiere.
The special in-theatre concert event presented by Regal CineMediaSM entertainment services, AEG Live and AEG TV will take place at select Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres and Edwards Theatres nationwide, Monday, May 24thbeginning at 7:30pm (local time). Advance tickets are $10 and are available at participating box offices or online at www.Regalcm.com. Event day tickets will also be available at box offices or online for $12.50.
Fans at REG Theatres will experience the 98-minute concert performance that includes an array of the band’s #1 hits including “Push,” “If You’re Gone,” “Disease,” “Unwell” and “Bent” in high definition on the big screen with cinema surround sound. The live concert film, produced by Coming Home Studios and directed by Hamish Hamilton (David Bowie, Madonna, Nine Inch Nails), magnificently captures the multi-platinum rockers’ June 2003 concert at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia in front of an exuberant audience on a Saturday night in America.
Regal Entertainment Group Theatre locations for the DVD in-theatre premiere event are:
ALBANY, NY REGAL CROSSGATES 18
ALBUQUERQUE, NM UA COTTONWOOD THEATRE STADIUM 10
ATLANTA, GA REGAL PERIMETER POINTE 10
ARLINGTON, VA REGAL BALLSTON COMMON STADIUM 12
AUBURN, WA REGAL AUBURN STADIUM 17 THEATRES
BELLINGHAM, MA REGAL BELLINGHAM STADIUM 14
BRANFORD, CT REGAL BRANFORD STADIUM 12
CHARLOTTE, NC REGAL STONECREST AT PIPER GLEN 22
LINCOLNSHIRE, IL REGAL LINCOLNSHIRE STADIUM 20
COLUMBIA, MD UA SNOWDEN SQUARE STADIUM 14
DALLAS, TX UA GALAXY STADIUM 10
DENVER, CO UA DENVER PAVILIONS 15
FORT WAYNE, IN REGAL COLDWATER CROSSING
GARNER, NC UA GARNER TOWNE SQUARE
GLEN ALLEN, VA REGAL VIRGINIA CENTER STADIUM 20
GREENVILLE, SC REGAL HOLLYWOOD STADIUM 20
HARRISBURG, PA REGAL HARRISBURG STADIUM 14
HAZELWOOD, MO REGAL ST. LOUIS MILLS STADIUM 18
HOUSTON, TX EDWARDS HOUSTON MARQ*E STADIUM 23
IDAHO FALLS, ID EDWARDS GRAND TETON STADIUM 14
INDIANAPOLIS, IN UA GALAXY STADIUM 14
IRVINE, CA EDWARDS IRVINE SPECTRUM 21
KANSAS CITY, KS REGAL KANSAS CITY STADIUM 18
KENNEWICK, WA REGAL COLUMBIA MALL STADIUM 8
KNOXVILLE, TN REGAL WEST TOWN MALL STADIUM 9
LITTLE ROCK, AK UA BRECKENRIDGE VILLAGE 12
MIAMI, FL UA MOVIES @ THE FALLS 12
NEW YORK, NY REGAL UNION SQUARE STADIUM 14
OKLA CITY, OK REGAL CROSSROADS MALL STADIUM16
ORLANDO, FL REGAL WATERFORD LAKES STADIUM 20
SCOTTSDALE, AZ UA SCOTTSDALE PAVILIONS 11
PORTLAND, OR REGAL LLOYD CENTER STADIUM 10
SACRAMENTO, CA REGAL NATOMAS MARKETPLACE STADIUM 16
SAN ANTONIO, TX REGAL CIELO VISTA STADIUM 18
SAN DIEGO, CA EDWARDS MIRA MESA STADIUM 18
SAN FRANCISCO, CA UA GALAXY 4
SOLON, OH REGAL SOLON COMMONS CINEMA 16
SPOKANE, WA REGAL NORTHTOWN MALL STADIUM 12
TAMPA, FL REGAL CITRUS PARK STADIUM 20
TAUTON, RI REGAL SILVER CITY GALLERIA 10
The two DVD box set encompasses songs from their three studio albums–which have sold over 25 million copies–plus 48 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage of the event, where “Matchbox gave an utterly radiant performance,” according to the ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION (6/26/03). The documentary footage was shot by Award-winning Gillian Grisman, who won the Newport International Film Festival for Best Documentary for “Grateful Dawg,” a Sony Pictures Classic release, portraying the deeply rooted musical friendship between Jerry Garcia and David Grisman.
The DVD was shot in state-of-the-art high definition format with 17 cameras, utilizing multiple angles, capturing all the nuances of a stellar live performance. matchbox twenty can be heard with depth and clarity, as this DVD was recorded in 5.1 PCM stereo mix. In addition, the two-channel track on the DVD is encoded in SRS Circle Surround 5.1 technology, which marks the first time an artist has used this technology on a live concert DVD. The group’s video for their current smash hit “Bright Lights”–from the double platinum, top ten More Than You Think You Are album–was taken from this Atlanta performance.
The concert film was shot in the midst of the most important tour in matchbox twenty’s career. Their 2003 SRO concert itinerary earned acclaim from coast to coast and around the globe, and was highlighted by sold-out shows at three of the world’s premier rock venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, London’s Wembley Arena and Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Writing in the LOS ANGELES TIMES (6/16/03), Steve Baltin raved: “…Thomas has a knack for anthems that have propelled his band to arena headliner status–and the fans were on their feet throughout the show, singing along.”
The band wrapped up 2003 in chart-topping form, as they were named the #1 Adult Top 40 Artist and #1 Modern AC Artist of the year, according to Billboard’s Airplay Monitor. The band’s success was led by their smash single “Unwell,” declared the #1 most-played song of the year at both Adult Top 40 and Hot AC radio nationwide, as well as the overall #2 song of 2003 across all radio formats, with nearly 300,000 BDS detections. “Unwell” topped the charts for a record-setting 20 weeks, becoming the band’s longest-running #1 single to date. In addition, the acclaimed “Unwell” video was named the #1 Video of the Year on VH1’s year-end countdown. All this success was punctuated when the band were winners of the “Favorite Musical Group or Band” category at the “30th Annual People’s Choice Awards.”
The full track listing for SHOW: A NIGHT IN THE LIFE OF MATCHBOX TWENTY is as follows:
All I Need
Could I Be You
Hand Me Down
If You’re Gone
Back to Good
You’re So Real
So Sad So Lonely
About Regal CineMedia
Regal CineMedia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Regal Entertainment Group focusing on the expansion and development of advertising and new uses for Regal’s theatre assets, while at the same time enhancing the movie-going experience. Regal CineMedia operates other divisions that focus on meetings and special productions in a theatre environment, including the presentation of entertainment, educational and sports events, as well as the sale of group tickets and gift certificates.
About Regal Entertainment Group
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) is the largest motion picture exhibitor in the United States. The Company’s theatre circuit, comprising Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres and Edwards Theatres, operates 6,020 screens in 545 locations in 39 states. Regal operates approximately 17% of all screens in the United States including theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. markets and growing suburban areas. The size, reach and quality of the Company’s theatre circuit not only provides patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations and, through Regal CineMedia, develop new sources of revenue and cash flow by utilizing Regal’s existing asset base.
About AEG LIVE/AEG-TV
AEG LIVE is a collection of companies devoted to all aspects of live entertainment including: Creative Battery, producers of live entertainment for a variety of media and venues; Concert West and Golden Voice, live entertainment promotion and touring companies; and AEG TELEWORKS, full television production service providers.
AEG-TV/Spring Communications is an affiliate of AEG, devoted to the creation and marketing of live events for television, DVD, pay-per-view, cinema and other electronic media. Visit www.aeg-tv.com for more information.
About Coming Home Studios:
Coming Home Studios (CHS) is an entertainment company focused on the rapidly growing area of live concert music DVDs. Utilizing the highest levels of digital sound and video technology, the Company’s industry-leading creative and production teams create unprecedented video experiences for music fans – quite literally like a front row concert seat in the comfort of their own homes. The Company’s focus is the multi-camera taping of live concerts of leading bands and performers in the music industry specifically for release on the music DVD/home video and broadcast markets. CHS is targeting the current void that exists in the music industry, notably in the quality music DVD production format driven by burgeoning music DVD sales growth. Through the extensive relationships of CHS founders and executives, the Company has access to artists and key entertainment industry executives. Recent CHS productions were “Rush In Rio” (which this week won a Juno Award for “Music DVD of the Year”), “Dave Matthews Band- The Central Park Concert,” “Gloria Estefan’ Live & Unwrapped,” and the upcoming release “Boz Scaggs Greatest Hits Live.”
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