Beatles concert doc heads to U.S. theaters

The Fab Four's first American gig will be shown in its entirety in the documentary The Beatles: The Lost Concert (pictured), which opens Stateside next month.
April 25, 2012

A film about The Beatles’ first U.S. concert is to open in American theaters next month.

The Beatles: The Lost Concert (pictured) will get a limited run on May 17 and 22, preceded by a premiere at New York’s Ziegfield Theater on May 6.

The documentary includes the British band’s first full American concert in its entirety, recorded on February 11, 1964 at Washington DC’s Coliseum, as well as interviews with Beatles associates, journalists, DJs, concert attendees, historians and musicians, such as Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Mark Ronson, Chuck Berry, Duffy, Albert Hammond Jr. and Nick Valensi.

The concert was originally filmed by an eight-camera crew, mixed live on location and broadcast a month later via closed-circuit to American movie theaters. The original master tapes were restored and re-mastered for this re-release.

The Beatles: The Lost Concert is a partnership between cinema ad network Screenvision, distributor Ace Arts and music documentary producer Iambic Media.

Check out the trailer for the doc below:

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