Trafalgar Releasing Announce Global Acquisition of New Roger Waters Film Based on His 2017/2018 ‘US + THEM’ World Tour
The show features songs from Pink Floyd’s greatest albums (The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here) plus songs from Waters new album Is This The Life We Really Want?
London (April 1, 2019) – Trafalgar Releasing are pleased to announce the global acquisition of a new film from Roger Waters based on his critically acclaimed 2017/2018 world tour, ‘US + THEM’. Waters performed a total of 156 shows to 2.3M people throughout North America, Australia & New Zealand, Europe, Russia, Latin America and Mexico, opening in May 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri, and ending in December 2018 in Monterrey, Mexico. Roger Waters legendary live performances are renowned as immersive sensory experiences featuring state-of-the-art audio visual production and unprecedented quad sound. The ‘US + THEM’ tour, moved and inspired with its powerful delivery taking the audience on a musical journey of human rights, liberty and love. Awarded 5* by The Guardian, Rolling Stone wrote “the singer-songwriter created a spectacle that was entertaining and cutting”. Manager, Mark Fenwick said: “Roger has been the innovator of theatre in arena and stadium Rock and Roll since the early 70’s. He is legendary for pushing the boundaries of surround sound and visual entertainment with his message of love and humanity through ‘Us + Them’ ”. This is the second collaboration for Trafalgar Releasing with Roger Waters following the
success in 2015 of ‘Roger Waters The Wall’.
Marc Allenby, CEO for Trafalgar Releasing added: “Roger Waters contribution to the music landscape is unrivalled. His spectacular shows across the world, in the greatest stadiums and arenas are always poignant, relevant both creatively and as a champion of human rights. It’s a great honour to be collaborating with Roger and his team again, after our successful release of Roger Waters The Wall.”
More news will be released in due course, with a global event cinema release scheduled for Autumn 2019.
About Trafalgar Releasing
Trafalgar Releasing is an award-winning, market leader in global event distribution, working in partnership to unite audiences with entertainment and the arts. Trafalgar Releasing is an integral part of Trafalgar Entertainment Group. Since its launch in 2006, Trafalgar Releasing (formerly operating as Picturehouse Entertainment) brings special events to the big screen around the world. Our theatre slate includes the Tony award-winning ‘The King & I: From The London Palladium’, Michael Grandage’s acclaimed production ‘Red’ starring Alfred Molina, ‘Funny Girl The Musical’ starring Sheridan Smith, the Olivier and Tony award winning ‘An American in Paris: The Musical’, ‘The Rocky Horror Show Live’, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s live season and ‘Monty Python Live’ (mostly). Trafalgar Releasing works with some of the world’s most renowned houses & companies; distributing high profile arts content to cinemas worldwide from the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House. Additionally distributing in the UK, content from the Bolshoi Ballet, Glyndebourne and The Metropolitan Opera. Our music slate includes ‘The Music Center presents Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration’, ‘Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams’ (directed by Mat Whitecross), ‘Burn the Stage: the Movie’ (the first feature length film from K-Pop band BTS), ‘Muse: Drones World Tour’, Sophie Fiennes’ ‘Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami’, ‘David Gilmour Live at Pompeii’, ‘Roger Waters The Wall’, ‘Rammstein:Paris and Black Sabbath: The End of The End’, alongside our collaboration with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds; ‘Distant Sky – Live in Copenhagen’, ‘One More Time with Feeling’ (directed by Andrew Dominik) & ‘20,000 Days on Earth’. In addition, Trafalgar Releasing has distributed award winning feature films including Paul Verhoeven’s Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, ‘Elle’, starring Isabelle Huppert, BAFTA winner ‘The Imposter’; ‘The Lobster’, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz; ‘Green Room’ with Patrick Stewart; Todd Solondz’ ‘Wiener-Dog’, starring Greta Gerwig and Danny DeVito and ‘Swiss Army Man’ with Daniel Radcliffe.