THE WORLD'S FIRST LIVE AND INTERACTIVE MUSIC EVENT TOCINEMAS ON 8TH SEPTEMBER 2003
On September 8th 2003 in London, David Bowie will make technological history and bring his new album 'Reality' to cinemas all around the world.
In a specially produced performance, Bowie's live show is to be beamed via satellite to cinemas globally, culminating in a real time, interactive Q&A between Bowie and cinema audiences whom will also be able to make requests for Bowie classics.
The show will consist of David Bowie performing an exclusive live set showcasing his brand new album 'Reality' released September 15th on Iso/Columbia Records, as well as many cuts from his legendary back catalogue.
The 90-minute programme will be simultaneously transmitted via satellite to cinemas and theatres across Europe and due to time delay the following day across Asia, Japan and Australia. North America, Canada and South America will be able to catch the show on 15th September, making this a truly worldwide event.
This is the latest in a long line of groundbreaking technological advances for Bowie, Bowienet, his exclusive online community was the first to offer ISP capabilities to it's subscribers, he was an early exponent of e-mail using the then brand new form to communicate with the media during the legendary 'Serious Moonlight' tour in the 80's. In addition Bowie was at the cutting edge of digital technology by offering the first widespread online download of the track 'Telling Lies' in the mid 90's.
This spectacular trans-continental media event will cover the furthest flung corners of the world, from Rio de Janeiro to Milan, from New York to Sydney, from Edinburgh to Warsaw and from Toronto to Tokyo. The full list of theatres screening the event in Europe are listed below.
The show will be shot in digital widescreen and recorded in DTS digital 5.1 Surround sound for total digital delivery to cinemas - not a film reel in sight - representing the most innovative and wide reaching use of digital technology in cinemas to date.
Tickets will be available directly from the cinemas screening the show and are on sale from 9am Thursday August 14th.
This unique live and interactive show is a taster for David Bowie's brand new album, Reality and also his first world tour in almost a decade.
'REALITY' is due for release on Iso/Columbia Records on September 15th, just prior to Bowie beginning his highly anticipated sold out European tour, which will commence on October 7th in Copenhagen and comes to a close in Glasgow on November 28th.
"LIVE FROM LONDON VIA SATELLITE - AN INTERACTIVE EVENINGWITH DAVID BOWIE"
Select theatres audiences will experience the first ever global transmission of DTS 96khz/24-bit 5.1 digital audio - which is basically the latest, best and highest quality in digital audio. High compression rates in the digital satellite transmission for electronic projector display on a cinema size screen will deliver a pristine image. Think home cinema DVD quality and this is the equivalent in a cinema.
Quantum Digital, a pioneer in the digital cinema industry and its leading live events organiser, is collaborating with Sony Music International and Iso Records to bring this event to life.
Quantum's Marc John said: "The digital age has come to cinemas and this means that music artists can now reach audiences like never before, live and interactive on the big screen and in full surround sound. Digital technology is giving the music and cinema industries a new appraisal of each other."
CINEMA'S IN EUROPE SCREENING "LIVE FROM LONDON VIA SATELLITE - AN INTERACTIVE EVENING WITH DAVID BOWIE"
ODEON CALL CENTRE0870 50 50 007
Odeon EdinburghWester Hailles120 Wester Hailles RoadEH14 2SW
Odeon Glasgow56 Renfield StreetG2 1NF
Odeon BirminghamNew StreetB2 4NU
Odeon BrightonKingsWestWest StreetEast SussexBN1 1PG
Odeon West End40 Leicester SquareWC2H 7LP
CineStar Sony Center BerlinPotsdamer Str. 410785 Berlin
CineStar Filmpalast DortmundSteinstraÃƒÅ¸e 4444147 Dortmund
CineStar Filmpalast LeipzigPetersstraÃƒÅ¸e 4404109 Leipzig
CineStar METROPOLIS FrankfurtEschenheimer Anlage 4060318 Frankfurt a.M.
UFA-Palast GÃƒÂ¤nsemarkt HamburgGÃƒÂ¤nsemarkt 4520354 Hamburg
CineMaxX MÃƒÂ¼nchenIsartorplatz 880331 MÃƒÂ¼nchen
CinestarUFA-Arthouse ResidenzKaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 22-2450627 KÃƒÂ¶ln
Colosseum theatreFridtjof Nansens Vei 6
Konsertpaleet theatreNeumansgate 3
Nova theatreOlav Trygvasonsgate 5
UCI Cinemas MarconiVia Enrico Fermi 161 - Roma
Milan ArcadiaVia Martiri della LibertÃƒÂ 20066 MelzoMilanItalyBox office: 39-02-954164.45