Queen’s concert film, “A Night In Bohemia”, will be screened in US theaters on March 8.
The project – released last November as “Queen: A Night At The Odeon – Hammersmith 1975” - captures the group in concert at the famed London venue on the final night of a UK tour in support of their fourth album, “A Night At The Opera.”
Originally broadcast live on BBC Two’s Old Grey Whistle Test, the show features early hits like “Killer Queen”, “Liar” and “Keep Yourself Alive”, as well as the first ever live recording of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
“This concert was very special because it was the first time we ever played a whole show completely live on TV… the Christmas Show,” says guitarist Brian May. “The quality, after great rescue work and transfer into the digital domain, is amazing. And the energy we had comes across very forcefully.”
"The band were in party mood at the Hammersmith Odeon that night and no wonder,” explains Old Grey Whistle Test host Bob Harris. “They had already spent the best part of a month at the top of the UK singles chart with the sensational 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' the video for which had instantly redefined the presentation of music on TV.
“They were at the peak of their powers - confident and stage sharp at the end of a barnstorming UK tour. I donned top hat and tails to salute and introduce them before they played one of the best sets I had ever seen. It was an incredible night but it was more even than that. It was the moment Queen became superstars."
The cinema event includes a new documentary never-before-seen outside the UK that digs deep into the archive to tell the story of Queen as it follows their journey from a struggling band gigging at pubs and colleges to the moment they broke through to larger venues and bigger crowds.
Fathom Events will screen “Queen: A Night In Bohemia” in more than 200 movie theaters across the US on March 8; tickets go on sale this Friday, February 12 and can be purchased at fathomevents.com
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