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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Peter Gabriel Concert Movie Is Screening in Portland Tonight

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 9:47 AM

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Has anyone been to any of these Fathom Events? They're basically like Pay-Per-View at the movie theater—one time events that everyone in the world watches live, at the local cineplex. In the past they've done plays and opera and ballet and fights and the William Shatner one-man show.

Tonight they're showing Peter Gabriel: Back to Front at movie theaters across the country, fresh off Gabriel's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It's not a live broadcast; rather, it's a concert film of a show at London's O2 arena filmed back in October.

The press info I have says the show "celebrates the 25th anniversary of his landmark album So and reunites Peter with his original touring band from 1986"—a little confusing, since 2013 minus 1986 equals 27 years, not 25. But So remains a really good album, probably Gabriel's fourth best (after 3/"Melt," Security, and Passion), and while we're three decades past Gabriel's solo prime, he has always been an excellent live performer. Since he's coming to Portland probably never ever, this may be the closest thing to a concert experience we'll get. So I'm intrigued.

Back to Front screens tonight at 7:30 pm at the following locations. Tickets are $15 and are on sale here.

Cinemark Cedar Hills Crossing 16 (3200 SW Hocken, Beaverton)
Cinemark Clackamas Town Center with XD (12000 Se 82nd, Happy Valley)
Regal Lloyd Center 10 with IMAX (1510 NE Multnomah, Portland)
Regal Wilsonville 9 Cinema (29300 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville)

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