‘Morrissey 25: Live’ concert film to see theatrical release in August

June 23, 2013
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Morrissey's upcoming concert film, Morrissey 25: Live, will see a North American theatrical release on Aug. 29 via SpectiCast.

Previously announced as a DVD, the film will document Morrissey's intimate performance at the auditorium of Hollywood High School in Los Angeles. The concert, which took place on March 2, followed a sold out show at LA's Staples Center.

Billed as “the ultimate fan film,” 25: Live was “selected and overseen by Morrissey himself,” and will also feature fan tributes in addition to performance footage, celebrating Moz's 25th anniversary as a solo artist. Take a look at the film's presumptive artwork, below.

Earlier this week, Morrissey's nephew, Sam Esty Raynor, commented on Facebook that 25: Live would be screened in 47 theaters, and would be available in IMAX 3D. However, at this time, no specific release locations have been officially announced by the film's distributor. 25: Live marks the first official Morrissey concert film since 2005's Who Put The M In Manchester?

A trailer for 25: Live is expected to arrive in July. Though it's unclear if the entire performance will make the cut, you can take a look at the setlist from the show, below.

“Alma Matters”

“Ouija Board, Ouija Board”
“Irish Blood, English Heart”
“You Have Killed Me”
“November Spawned A Monster”
“You’re The One For Me, Fatty”

“Still Ill”

“People Are The Same Everywhere”

“That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore”
“To Give (The Reason I Live)”

“Meat Is Murder”

“Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want”
“Action Is My Middle Name”

“Everyday Is Like Sunday”
“I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris”
“Let Me Kiss You”
“The Boy With The Thorn In His Side”

Morrissey was forced to postpone then ultimately cancel a large portion of his North American tour earlier this year, due to ongoing medical issues. The performance filmed for 25: Live was among the singer's last, before an extended hiatus. After several months of recovery, Moz is slated to resume touring, with a handful of South American dates, in July.

For a taste of what the film has in store, check out a video of the singer performing “Everyday Is Like Sunday,” from the show:

Written by Philip Obenschain

APTV Nashville Correspondent Born and raised on a steady diet of punk rock and DIY culture in Staunton, Virginia, and now residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Philip Obenschain has spent time as a touring artist, artist manager, and show promoter, and is currently involved in television production and music tech, outside of journalism. In addition to his work at Alt Press and APTV, Philip is the assistant editor at No Country For New Nashville.