The date was August 15th, 1965, and in came the true British Invasion in the form of the Beatles playing Shea Stadium. This was first rock concert ever staged in a stadium and the band performed in front of more than 55,000 people.
On the day of the event, Ed Sullivan Productions and Brian Epstein filmed the concert using fourteen 35mm cameras (a huge amount by any standards). Now for the very first time, the 30-minute performance, fully restored and remastered, will be available to screen as part of the worldwide theatrical release of Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized documentary feature film, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years.
The movie includes sound remastered at Abbey Road Studios by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, and performances of classic songs such as “A Hard Days Night”, “I’m Down”, “Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby”, and “Dizzy Miss Lizzy”. You know that this film is a must for all Beatles fans.
The movie features rare and exclusive footage and has been produced with the full cooperation and blessing of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, and Olivia Harrison.
Grammy Award-winners Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award®-winner and Emmy® Award-winner Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment were drafted in to produce the movie with Ron Howard.
The movie is set during the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966)—this was the period the band toured constantly and very quickly captured the world’s attention.
The film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr put together the extraordinary phenomenon, The Beatles. It will dig deep into how they made their decisions, wrote the music and built their career into the legendary status it still has to this day.
Focusing on the early Beatles’ journey (The Cavern Club) right up to the band’s very last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.
The film opens in cinemas worldwide from September 15th following the World Premiere in London’s Leicester Square the same evening.
Check out the official trailer for the movie below: