A film chronicling last fall’s star-studded George Harrison tribute at London’s Royal Albert Hall will open Oct. 3 in select U.S. cities. Filmed in high definition and recorded in 5.1 surround sound, “A Concert for George” will be released worldwide on DVD in November, distributed internationally via ArenaPlex LLC.
Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton served as the music director for the event, which featured appearances by Harrison’s surviving Beatles bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as friends Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Joe Brown, Anoushka Shankar and Billy Preston. Among the Harrison songs they performed were “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “I Want To Tell You,” “Inner Light,” “Give Me Love,” “Taxman,” “I Need You” and “For You Blue.”
The event also saw members of Monty Python re-enacting some of Harrison’s favorite skits. Harrison financed and served as an executive producer of the comedy troupe’s second feature film, 1979’s “Life of Brian.”
The theatrical engagement will open in New York, Los Angeles and other select U.S. cities to be determined.