Serj Tankian has just released a performance clip of “Empty Walls” from his upcoming Elect the Dead Symphony CD/DVD release, due in-stores March 9th.
On March 16th, 2009, the Grammy Award winner and one of rocks 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:
2/19 Portland, OR The Hollywood
2/19 Indianapolis, IN Republic Theatres
2/19-20 Bloomington, IN The Ryder at the Fine Arts
2/19-21 New Concord, OH Muskingum University
2/20 Providence, RI The Cable Car (9 pm)
2/20 Seattle, WA Northwest Film Forum
2/21 San Antonio, TX Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes
2/21 New York, NY The Leonard Nimoy Theatre @ Symphony Space
2/22 Somerville, MA The Coolidge Corner
2/26-27 Salt Lake City, UT The Tower
2/27 New Haven, CT Criterion Cinemas (8 pm)
3/04 Syracuse, NY The Palace Theatre
3/06 Shreveport, LA Robinson Film Center
3/07 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: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPreorder?id=351916561
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