On March 16th, 2009, the Grammy Award winner and one of rock’s most unconventional front men, took the stage at the majestic Auckland Town Hall in New Zealand with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra to perform a very special orchestral interpretation of his critically acclaimed debut solo album Elect The Dead. The dynamic one-off performance was recorded and filmed in HD by six cameras, and the dramatic result has been captured in Elect The Dead Symphony.
Elect The Dead Symphony will be released as a deluxe CD/DVD 6 panel digi-pack with an eight page full color booklet, on vinyl in a double gatefold jacket with full color insert, and as a CD-only version. Each version of the packaging features unique images not included in the other formats.
Reprise Records and Serj have also teamed up with Cinema Purgatorio to present a series of nationwide screenings of Elect The Dead Symphony.
Screening dates are as follows:
02/19 – Portland, OR The Hollywood
02/19 – Indianapolis, IN Republic Theatres
02/19-20 – Bloomington, IN The Ryder at the Fine Arts
02/19-21 – New Concord, OH Muskingum University
02/20 – Providence, RI The Cable Car (9 pm)
02/20 – Seattle, WA Northwest Film Forum
02/21 – San Antonio, TX Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes
02/21 – New York, NY The Leonard Nimoy Theatre @ Symphony Space
02/22 – Somerville, MA The Coolidge Corner
02/26-27 – Salt Lake City, UT The Tower
02/27 – New Haven, CT Criterion Cinemas (8 pm)
03/04 – Syracuse, NY The Palace Theatre
03/06 – Shreveport, LA Robinson Film Center
03/07 – Chicago, IL CIMM Festival at Lincoln Hall
Fans who pre-order the audio album now for $11.99 will receive access to their download on 2/23 – two weeks before the album is available in stores and from all digital service providers. Pre-order the album here.