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Oz the Great and Powerful
review of Lady Antebellum coming up! The text here is from the publicist
New York, NY (October 22, 2012)—Eagle Rock Entertainment, the world’s leader in visual music, is proud to announce the DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Video release of Lady Antebellum Own The Night World Tour
on December 4, 2012, a spectacular concert by country music’s reigning
CMA and ACM Vocal Group Of The Year. Filmed in June of 2012, the concert
features the Nashville-based band—Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and
Dave Haywood—complete with documentary footage of the tour and seven
additional bonus tracks [Pre-book Order Date November 11, MSRP $14.98
DVD, $19.98 Blu-ray, $12.99 Digital Video]
Antebellum’s headlining tour traveled across the US, Canada, Europe and
Australia, where the Grammy winning trio was welcomed by over one
million fans in 11 countries on three continents. Lady A sold out shows
in top markets including Los Angeles, Chicago, two nights in New York
City, Toronto, London, three nights at Sydney’s Opera House and even had
a chance to open a sold out show at London’s Hard Rock Calling for one
of their idols Bruce Springsteen.
concept for the stage was simply sketched out on a paper plate while
out on tour the summer of 2011 and evolved into one of the trio’s
proudest accomplishments as a band.
Before taking the show overseas, Lady Antebellum celebrated the final weekend of the North American leg by documenting the show from Little Rock, AR.
90-minute performance includes #1 hits “I Run To You,” “We Owned The
Night,” “American Honey,” “Just A Kiss,” “Our Kind of Love,” and, of
course, the greatest selling country single of all time, “Need You
Now.” Among the performances are documentary excerpts depicting their
lives as songwriters, musicians, and close friends.
According to Variety, “Lady Antebellum
certainly pushes all the right buttons in concert: backdrops dominated
by shooting stars and bucolic scenery, a careful placement of the
hits--but there's more to their appeal than just that. Their palette is
broader, more forcefully colored than most of their peers, and the
soulfulness that results is unmistakable.”
Antebellum is currently nominated for “Vocal Group of the Year” and
“Album of the Year” for OWN THE NIGHT at the 46th Annual CMA Awards. OWN
THE NIGHT debuted at the No. one position on Billboard’s Top 200 and
has spawned two No. one hits “We Owned The Night” and “Just A Kiss.” The
trio has sold over 11 million albums across the globe, scored seven
GRAMMY Awards and tallied six No. one hits.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world. Eagle
works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition
and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling
Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter
Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award
winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50
platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.