Documentary Of Historic 1970 HENDRIX Concert To Play In Theaters

'Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church' premiered last year on Showtime

January 24, 2019

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The usual progression of films and recorded performances and such, is that a production premieres on stage or on a theater screen, then makes it's way to cable/streaming providers, and finally to the consumer in the way of a CD/DVD. However, the recent announcement of the premiere of a documentary film about a legendary JIMI HENDRIX concert has changed up that sequence... 'Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church' is set to be shown in U.S. theaters after a successful run first on the Showtime channel, then as a CD/DVD release in 2018. The Jimi Hendrix Experience performed at around midnight on the Fourth of July at the 2nd Annual Atlanta Pop Festival held in Byron, Georgia. Playing to the largest American audience of his career, Hendrix presented a scorching set, with the highlight being his unique rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" to accompany the celebratory fireworks display. In addition to the full performance, the 'Electric Church' film includes interview segments with bandmates Billy Cox and drummer Mitch Mitchell, as well as Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, & Rich Robinson (Black Crowes) The theatrical release of the film follows last year's release of the 'Electric Ladyland' Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition,' and in advance of the Experience Hendrix Tour which gets rolling in the Spring. The Hendrix Legacy continues!