After phenomenal demand that saw advance screenings in London, LA, Tokyo and Paris sell out in less than 24 hours, Multi Grammy Award-winning electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers will bring their highly anticipated concert event, DON’T THINK to over 100 cinemas across the U.K FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY on Friday February 3rd 2012.
To purchase your ticket for this critically lauded and utterly jaw dropping event visit: http://www.dontthinkmovie.com/
Directed by Adam Smith, the band’s long time visual collaborator and filmed with 20 cameras at Japan’s Fujirock Festival in July 2011 in front of 50,000 dedicated fans, this event marks the first time the duo’s full live experience has been captured on film. Considered to be on of the most mind bendingly psychedelic live shows ever seen, The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think combines the band’s famously ferocious modern electronic sounds and hardcore dance beats with striking, eye catching visuals.
Formed in Manchester in 1991 by Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, The Chemical Brothers are a British electronic music duo. Considered pioneers of bringing the electronic music genre to the forefront of pop culture, the Chemical Brothers have released seven studio albums to date, five of which consecutively debuted at number 1 in the UK. They have won numerous Grammy and Brit awards over the length of their career. Their score for the film “Hanna” won awards while the track “Don’t Think” from their album Further was featured in the hugely acclaimed Oscar winning Black Swan.
“In the recording of a single show – a single night on a Japanese mountainside – Adam Smith, our longtime collaborator, has managed to capture the atmosphere of a very special festival appearance,” said Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers. “Come see how it feels to feel, be overwhelmed, intoxicated, swoonerated… Surrender to the void.”
Often described as “the third Chemical Brother,” Adam Smith has worked with the Chemical Brothers since their first gig in 1994 designing the visionary video elements of the duos’ live shows, which have become synonymous with their work. From humble beginnings back when he would project spliced 16mm films behind the band at semi-legal raves to conceptualizing an entire album’s worth of visuals (for last year’s Further LP), Smith has created an ever-evolving, hallucinogenic backdrop to one of the most in-demand live shows in electronic music.
“After 18 years of working on The Chemical Brothers live show, we have finally captured it on film; you could almost say it’s 18 years in the making,” said Smith. “I wanted to capture what it is like to experience the show from right in the middle of the crowd, as well as showing and combining the visuals featured in the show with the footage we captured on this one night; to see how the music and visuals emotionally affect and connect with the audience.”
Adam Smith has previously directed the Emmy Award winning period drama Little Dorritt, the first Dr Who episodes with Matt Smith and much of the ground breaking first series of the Skins. His visual work for The Chemical Brothers has previously been described alternately as looking like “a sort of intergalactic Alice Through the Looking Glass” (The Times) He currently has film projects in development with Scott Free, Film Four and the BFI.
Adam Smith and Marcus Lyall have been co-directling the visuals and overseeing the lighting and show design for The Chemical Brothers live shows for the past five years. On Don’t Think Marcus’s role has been as a hands on creative producer or as he puts it his role was to “enable Adam to realize the vision that he had for the film.” Marcus’ company ML Studio completed all the post-production on the film. They specialize in creative visual content for concerts and live events and are leaders in their field.
This exclusive concert event is brought to you by Black Dog Films, EMI Music and Omniverse Vision.