By: Staff –
Manchester Orchestra has announced “A Black Mile To The Surface: The Global Concert Film”, a dynamic front-to-back performance of their 2017 album, filmed with multiple cameras at Asheville, NC’s Echo Mountain Recording studios.
The free concert, directed by Alec Stanley and Stephen Payne, will premiere via YouTube this Friday, February 12th at 8pm EST/5pm PST. The event will launch with a pre-show virtual meet and greet with the full band, where fans can ask questions, before the feature presentation begins. An encore screening and second pre-show virtual meet and greet with Andy Hull, Robert McDowell, and producer Catherine Marks will be held via Manchester Orchestra’s Facebook page on February 13th, 2021, at 3pm EST/12pm PST.
With the concert film, the band of Hull, McDowell, Andy Prince, and Tim Very—here together with Brooks Tipton and Ben Homola (Grouplove)—deliver Manchester Orchestra’s live show at its resonant peak, honed over two years of touring in support of A Black Mile To The Surface. Fans can tune in here to watch this Friday, and also check out a preview of the performance now via a new trailer below.
“We wanted to create a really special live performance for our fans, seeing as we haven’t been able to be together in quite awhile. So we returned to the place where we recorded A Black Mile To The Surface and played the album in its entirety. We are so excited to share this film, for free, to everybody,” says Hull. “This album and your reception to it has exceeded our expectations, and we felt this the best way to thank you all for supporting our music. This feels like the perfect way to close the Black Mile chapter, and I’m excited to say that this is more than just a concert. It’s also the beginning.”