You Can See The Doors’ Epic 1968 Hollywood Bowl Performance In Cinemas for One Night Only

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November 4, 2021, will mark 50 years since The Doors released their sixth studio album, L.A. Woman, which spawned the hits ‘Love Her Madly’ and ‘Riders on the Storm’ (among others).

To celebrate, cinemas around the world will screen The Doors: Live At The Bowl ’68 Special Edition, giving fans the closest experience to being there live alongside Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore. 

Widely considered to be one of the most controversial and influential rock acts of the 1960s, The Doors have sold over 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.

In addition to viewing the full concert film, this special event includes extras filmed exclusively for the big screen: a brand-new musical performance of Densmore and Krieger with special guests, plus a conversation with Densmore, Krieger, and the band’s manager, Jeff Jampol. 

On July 5, 1968, The Doors lit up the storied stage of the Hollywood Bowl with a legendary performance that is widely considered to be the band’s finest captured on film. Performing on the back of their third album release, Waiting for the Sun, and the US number-one single, ‘Hello, I Love You,’ the quartet had been honing their live performances over the previous two years and were in absolute peak form.

Tragically, three years later, Morrison was found dead at the age of 27 in his Paris apartment. No exact cause of death has ever been determined as an autopsy was never carried out.

“We are thrilled to bring fans of The Doors together in cinemas worldwide to share in a much-needed concert experience,” said Kymberli Frueh, SVP of Programming and Content Acquisitions at Trafalgar Releasing. “The 50-year celebration of L.A. Woman was a perfect opportunity to capture a brand-new performance with current band members, reminisce on that era, and share memories from the legendary concert.”

The Doors: Live At The Bowl ’68 Special Edition features the concert in its entirety, including ‘Hello, I Love You,’ ‘The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat),’ ‘Light My Fire,’ ‘The End,’ and more. Says Krieger, “The magic that has been done to enhance the picture and sound quality of this show will make everyone feel as though they have a front-row seat at the Hollywood Bowl.”

The event will be screened in cinemas around the world for one night only on November 4, 2021. Public tickets are on sale beginning on September 21 at TheDoorsFilm.com which is also where you can sign up for updates. 

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