Eagle Rock Entertainment recently released one of the most iconic performances ever records from The Doors in Live From The Bowl ’68. Now, fans of the Doors are getting a chance to see this classic performance online next week. The performance will be streamed online at Facebook courtesy of digital streaming service, Qello. Along with the streaming performance, Doors member Ray Manzarek will take part in a live online Q&A session after the performance is finished. It will be hosted by Rolling Stone editor Ben Fong-Torres.
Fans can get in on the whole thing for a price of $4.99. Ticket price includes access to Live at The Bowl ’68 for one month, access to the live Q&A, access to The Doors’ box set, and a free 30-day all-access pass to Qello’s entire library of HD concerts and documentaries available on up to five devices. Current Quello All-Access subscribers get all of the noted features free.
Tickets to the Facebook digital premiers of The Doors’ Live at The Bowl ’68 are available online at http://apps.facebook.com/thedoorslive. Those who purchase tickets to the digital premiere can post questions to the live Q&A now.
The year is winding down once more. The weather is getting cooler. And that means that the concert tours that are currently going on have gone indoors. So what is a person to do until the warm weather and the annual Summer tour season returns? How about another new release from Eagle Rock Entertainment? In its latest release, Eagle Rock Entertainment has released one more iconic concert from what was, is, and always will be one of rock’s most iconic bands. That band is The Doors.
The Doors: Live at The Bowl ’68 is one of the most important performances from the storied career of this psychedelic band. As audiences will note in the bonus featurette included in this new release, “Echoes From The Bowl”, this famed concert venue started out as a place for whole families to go. It started out not as a venue for mainstream music, but for classical and other forms of performances. But it goes on to note that as music tastes changed, so did the Bowl’s performance lineups. And one of those changes was in the form of Jim Morrison and company. Probably no one would have seen that one coming, including the band itself. Even the remaining band members note in this feature that they themselves were in awe of being at the famed Hollywood Bowl. But as audiences will see in watching this re-mastered performance, the band was a massive hit as the entire venue was packed with fans. And those fans showed their appreciation for the band’s performance, too. The audience’s reaction to the band’s performance translates quite well for home audiences.
The audience’s reaction to the band’s performance translates very well to home viewers. The reaction aside, the band’s performance itself also translates quite well to home viewers. Part of the reason that the performance and the audience’s reaction to it translated so well was perhaps the re-mastering of this performance. Those who have HDTV’s and Blu-ray players will be amazed at the clarity of the picture and the sound. Considering that this performance was originally recorded in 1968, it’s amazing simply to think that the footage stood the test of time so well. Add in how it was…well…masterfully re-mastered (ba-dump-bump-bump), and audiences get a recording that will leave them in awe. It’s one more piece of evidence in the argument for getting an HDTV and/or Blu-ray player this holiday season. For those that already have either one or both, then this new Blu-ray release will make an excellent gift idea for the classic rock fan in anybody’s home.
The annual Sunset Strip Music Festival will celebrate the music of The Doors at this year’s festival. The weekend long festival will run from Thursday, August 16th to Sunday, August 18th. It will be held at the world famous Sunset Strip.
The whole thing will kick off with a performance by an all-star band that will honor the Doors August 16th. The festival will close on Sunday, August 18th with an all day Street Fest, headlined by none other than Marilyn Manson. Also on hand to peform will be Steve Aoki, Bad Religion, The Offspring, Black Label Society, De La Soul, and lots more.
The Whisky A Go-Go will join fellow legendary music clubs, The Roxy Theatre and Key Club in hosting full ineups of performances from over fifty bands during the day. Tickets for the event are available now. They can be purchased online at http://Ticketweb.com/SSMF. Anyone looking to travel to the festival by air can also get a discount on plane tickets to Los Angeles on Virgin America by going to http://www.virginamerica.com/vx/booking/ssmf.html?cid=PRO_338. The flights must be booked for days between August 13th and 21st to obtain the discount.