The theatrical release of Martin Scorsese’s concert documentary about the Rolling Stones has been postponed by seven months to sometime next April, distributor Paramount Classics said. The film had originally been set to open Sept. 21.
A spokesperson said the Viacom Inc.-owned studio needed more time to set up the promotional campaign for "Shine a Light," noting that the band is busy touring Europe until August 26.
The film, whose title comes from an old Rolling Stones gospel song, was shot during two performances at New York’s Beacon Theatre last fall, when guest performers included bluesman Buddy Guy, Jack White of the White Stripes and Christina Aguilera.
Scorsese, who often uses Rolling Stones compositions in his movies, was in Rome early last month to screen a rough cut of the film for the band.